Two North Carolina natives have the opportunity of a lifetime to play baseball for the U.S.A. national team.
Noah Campbell puts on his U.S.A. baseball jersey knowing the journey to wear it wasn’t easy.
“When I was eight and nine, I got cut from the first two teams I tried out for,” Campbell said. “So, I had to work a lot harder than some of the other kids. I think that’s what got me to point where I am today.”
The Durham native tried out with more than 2,500 other kids for just 20-man roster.
Campbell will start in leftfield and bat third.
Creedmoor’s Justin Bullock also faced setbacks in order to make the roster.
“I used to drive an hour to practice, practice two hours and drive an hour back home,” Bullock said. “I always worked hard whether it was on the mound or hitting. I’m always giving 110 percent no matter what it is.”
Bullock and Campbell both said playing for the national team is a dream come true.
“I wanted to make major league baseball and play for the U.S.A. national team ever since I was 6 years old,” Campbell said.
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