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Australia: 2011 World Cup Roster Announced

Australia: 2011 World Cup Roster Announced

2011 Australian Senior Men’s Baseball Team Announcement

The Australian Baseball Federation is pleased to announce the roster for the 2011 Australian Senior Men’s baseball team that will travel to Panama later this month ahead of the 2011 IBAF Baseball World Cup which is scheduled to be held from 2-15 October, 2011 in Panama City, Chitre City and Santiago City.

The IBAF and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 39th edition of the IBAF Baseball World Cup announced the groupings for the first round of the event will be divided into the following groups;

Group One: The United States, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Canada, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Panama and Greece.

Group Two: Cuba, Korea, Australia, Venezuela, Italy, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Germany.

This roster announcement follows an exciting few days for Australian baseball with a record breaking nine Australians in total being called up to the Major League Baseball stage this season.
Australian Head Coach, Jon Deeble, said the fortunate situation of having four Aussie’s being called up to Major League baseball rosters recently has impacted on our National Team selection, but on the other hand, it has resulted in the assembly of an exciting young team of players for the 2011 World Cup campaign; and for eight of whom it will be their first time representing Australia.
“The average age of the players will be 21-22 years old, so what we’re looking at is the basis of the National Team for the next seven to eight years, which is really exciting.”
“We’re looking forward to the World Cup, it will be challenging but we are sure we can match it with any team in the world,” said Deeble.
Chief Executive Officer for the Australian Baseball Federation, Mr Brett Pickett, said the announcement of such a young roster showcases the expediency of the Australian Baseball development pathway and high performance programs.
“With our Aussie’s doing so well in Major League Baseball this week, it is an inspiring time for the youth to join our National Senior Team.”
“Having eight players representing Australia for the first time will provide an exciting snap shot of the talent Australian Baseball is producing in recent years.”

 

FIRST NAME
SURNAME
STATE
POSITION
HAYDEN
BEARD
ACT
Pitcher
JAMES
BERESFORD
VIC
Infield
THOMAS
BRICE
SA
Outfield
ALLAN
DE SAN MIGUEL
WA
Catcher
MITCHELL
DENING
NSW
Outfield
JUSTIN
ERASMUS
QLD
Pitcher
BRADLEY
HARMAN
VIC
Infield
KABLE
HOGBEN
VIC
Pitcher
JUSTIN
HUBER
VIC
Infield
DAVID
KANDILAS
NSW
Outfield
MATTHEW
KENNELLY
WA
Catcher
TIMOTHY
KENNELLY
WA
Outfield
STEVE
KENT
ACT
Pitcher
PAUL
MILDREN
SA
Pitcher
JOEL
NAUGHTON
QLD
Catcher
CHRISTOPHER
OXSPRING
NSW
Pitcher
ANDREW
RUSSELL
VIC
Pitcher
DUSHAN
RUZIC
NT
Pitcher
RYAN
SEARLE
QLD
Pitcher
TODD
VAN STEENSEL
NSW
Pitcher
SCOTT
WEARNE
VIC
Infield
STEFAN
WELCH
SA
Infield
BRENDAN
WISE
WA
Pitcher
24th PLAYER TO BE ADVISED
COACHING & SUPPORT STAFF
JON
DEEBLE
VIC
Manager
PHILIP
DALE
VIC
Pitching Coach
TONY
HARRIS
SA
Assistant Coach
GLENN
WILLIAMS
NSW
Hitting Coach
GRAEME
LLOYD
VIC
Assistant Coach
ROBERT
MODEN
QLD
Executive Officer
BRUCE
RAWSON
QLD
Physiotherapist
IAN
LOUGHREY
USA
Press Liaison Officer

 

 The Australian Baseball Federation would like to congratulate the above listed players and staff on their team selection; and wish them all the best in their World Cup campaign.
Jennifer Stockman, Thursday, 8 September 2011 – Courtesy Australian Baseball

 

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About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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