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Owasso junior Nate Wohlgemuth poses for a photo with his jersey for the Prospect Developmental Pipeline League, a select group of the top 80 juniors around the nation. SHAWN HEIN/Owasso Reporter

Owasso’s Nate Wohlgemuth will once again get the opportunity to test himself against some of the other top high school juniors in the nation.

The Ram pitcher/outfielder accepted an invitation to take part in the newly-formed Prospect Developmental Pipeline League, which is sponsored by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball. Wohlgemuth was one of 80 prospects, primarily out of the 2020 class, chosen from around the country.

“It feels great,” said Wohlgemuth, who first participated with USA Baseball in 2015. “It’s always fun because there are new kids that are getting better and better and you want see how you stack up against them.”

The PDP League will begin June 13 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, and run for nearly a month.

Wohlgemuth, an Arkansas commit, will receive hands-on tutorials from some well-known former MLB players. According to MLB.com, Ryan Howard, Derek Jeter, Chipper Jones and Barry Larkin are just a few of names listed as anticipated instructors.

Forty players will then be selected to participate in the inaugural MLB All-Star High School Prospect Game, which will take place in conjunction with the MLB All-Star Game in July in Cleveland.

Wohlgemuth then hopes to make final cut for the 20-member USA Baseball’s 18U National Team, which will compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation U-18 Baseball World Cup in Busan, South Korea, in September.