Team Australia will open its preparations for the 2013 World Baseball Classic with a series against the Sydney Blue Sox of the Australian Baseball League. Three games are scheduled for October 26 to 28.
The games will be played in Sydney at Blue Sox Stadium in Blacktown International Sportspark.
Team Australia will use this as the first stage of player selection.
They will be playing in Pool B in the first round of the 2013 Classic facing powerhouses Korea, the Netherlands, and the winner of one of the qualifiers.
Round one will begin in Taiwan from March 2 to 5, 2013 at Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium.