Alex Tawa, of Durham, was selected to represent New England at the USA Baseball National Team Identification Series in Cary, N.C. The 2017 USA BNTIS is the most comprehensive player identification program offered by Team USA. Players from across the country participate in selection events and tryouts on the regional level with the aim of ultimately being named to their regional team. Those regional teams will then compete in their respective age groups against the 15 other regions from across the country at the culminating NTIS event at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Alex was one of 17 13U players from New England selected for the tournament which took place Aug. 9 to Aug. 14. Alex, lefty pitcher and first basemen, currently plays for Team Connecticut Baseball.