Alex Fulmer named to USA Baseball’s 2016 Women’s National Team

Staff Report

FULLERTON, Calif. — Alex Fulmer, an outfielder and pitcher, of Little Mountain has recently been selected to be a part of the USA Baseball’s 2016 Women’s National Team.

Fulmer was one member of the 20-player roster of the 2016 Women’s National Team that will compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation Women’s Baseball World Cup to be held from Sept. 3 to Sept. 11 in Gijang, South Korea.

USA Baseball made the announcement following the conclusion of the 2016 USA Baseball’s Women’s National Team Trials held in Fullerton, Calif.

The 20 players, ranging in age from 16 to 42, were selected from the 38 participants in the 2016 Women’s National Team Trials. The team will train for five days in Villa Park, Fullerton, and Compton, Calif., before departing for South Korea to play in the World Cup.

Fulmer and nine players on the 2016 roster – Samantha Cobb, Brittany Gomez, Jade Gortarez, Tamara Holmes, Anna Kimbrell, Stacy Piagno, Cydnee Sanders, Marti Sementelli, Michelle Snyder, Malaika Underwood and Kelsie Whitmore – were also part of the 2015 USA Baseball Women’s National Team that won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in Toronto.

The No. 2-ranked USA Baseball Women’s National Team will face No. 9 Hong Kong in the Opening Round of the WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup on Sept. 3.

A total of 10 different states will be represented on the 2016 Women’s National Team. California is the most represented state with five players, followed by Texas with three. Virginia, South Carolina, Florida and Washington each have a pair of players, while Nevada, Louisiana, Hawaii and New York have one apiece.

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