The Fourth of July now has even more meaning for Tim Cate. The Manchester native and UConn sophomore is as an alternate to Team USA Collegiate National Team.
"I never imagined I'd be here," Cate said. "I've always wanted to get to a level like this and I always knew I was good, but I never thought I'd have the chance to play for Team USA."
The baseball team is set to embark on a 15-game trip to Taiwan, Japan and Cuba. Cate will be with the team in Taiwan; his future for the rest of the tour is undetermined.
"I'm excited to go somewhere I've never been," Cate said. "Having the chance to do something not many people get to do is...