White Rock's Keith Manby is in Florida this week competing at the United States Speciality Sports Association All-American Games.

White Rock baseball player set for U.S. showcase tourney

Keith Manby to play in Kissimee, Fla. for the Pacific-Northwest regional showcase team.

A White Rock Little Leaguer is the only Canadian set to participate in the United States Speciality Sports Association All-American Games at the end of this month.

Keith Manby was selected for the Pacific Northwest regional showcase team – made up predominately of California players.

The 14-year-old flew to  Kissimee, Fla., on July 28 where he will participate in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Showcase Tournament.

Manby participated in tryouts earlier this year in Everett, Wash., where he was tested on a number of skills.

From the tryouts, Manby – who pitches and plays infield – was rated as one of the top hitters and listed as a top performer by USSSA.

“It felt pretty good (to get the results back),” Manby told Peace Arch News.

The Earl Marriott Secondary student will now play a number of games at the American tournament with players from all over the United States – none of which he has met or played with before.

“The experience of being there and playing with a bunch of people you don’t even know, it’ll be pretty interesting,” Manby said, noting he hopes to one day play professionally. “Usually California is one of the better places to play baseball.”

Manby and his team – White Rock Bantam A – won the 2014 Valley of the Champions in Kelowna earlier this month and made it to nationals in Nova Scotia last year.

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