Story by Rixon Lane
Lexington High School catcher Nick Ciuffo has been named to the 2011 USA 16U National Team. The team will travel to Lagos de Moreno, Mexico, on August 18th to compete in the 2011 IBAF World AA/16U Youth Championships.
Ciuffo, who transferred to Lexington from Wando High, batted .416 with two home runs and 41 RBIs over the summer for the S.C. Diamond Devils 17U squad. Ciuffo is a two-time All-Lowcountry selection and was named an all-state player after he hit .372 with three home runs and drove in 31 RBIs for Wando in the spring.
The 16U team will play two exhibition games before it leaves for Mexico. The squad will open pool play versus Australia on August 19th.