After pitching in the first no-hitter in USA Baseball's recorded history Thursday, Tennessee right-hander Luke Hochevar earned a spot on the 2004 National Team's 22-man roster.
The 6-foot-5 Fowler, Colo., native was one of five pitchers to help shutout Canada in Durham, N.C. Before the four-game series over the weekend, 36 players were vying for a chance to play baseball on the other side of the world.
Hochevar's summer travels will now take him farther than a trip across the Smokies. His new team is set to compete in the Japan vs. USA Collegiate All-Star Series in Japan from July 2-8.
Before returning to Knoxville, Tenn., the rising junior will also fly with his American teammates to Tainan, Taiwan, at the end of July to play in the FISU II World University Games.