Parkview's Marshall named to U18 National Team

Mac Marshall’s lengthy summer travelogue will now take him overseas.

The Parkview pitcher, who has already traveled across the country to play in major baseball showcase events and all-star games, will now play for his country in Taiwan, after being named to the USA Baseball 18U National Team earlier this week.

The senior left-hander was one of 20 players selected after five days of trials in Fullerton, Calif., for the team that will represent the U.S. at the 2013 IBAF Junior ‘AAA’/18U World Cup, which gets underway Aug. 30 in Taichung, Taiwan.

This accomplishment was the latest during a summer that saw Marshall play in the 2013 Perfect Game All-American Classic in San Diego, be named the No. 2 prospect at the East Coast Professional Showcase in Syracuse, N.Y., and change his college commitment from Georgia to LSU.

Marshall has been a part of Parkview’s starting rotation all three years of his high school career so far, and had his best season as a junior last spring, going 6-2 with a 2.33 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 45 innings in helping the Panthers to the Region 8-AAAAAA championship and a berth in the Class AAAAAA state semifinals.