by Australian Baseball Federation
Following the rousing success of Aussie A’s Balfour and Blackley this season, Australia’s best baseball talent will don the Green and Gold vs. Sydney Blue Sox for the Australia Series from 26-28 October.
The three game series, hosted by the Blue Sox in Sydney, will provide national coaching staff a chance to assess how the fresh crop of Australian talent sizes up in the senior roster; an important measure in the lead up to 2013 World Baseball Classic roster selection.
“This series is an opportunity for the younger players to show us and the fans what they’ve got” said Team Australia Manager Jon Deeble; “the roster is a mix of experience and the best up and coming talent in Australia”.
The experience is founded in the selection of Dushan Ruzic (Adelaide Bite), Luke Hughes and Tim Kennelly (both ‘Alcohol Think Again’ Perth Heat) and Justin Huber (‘Jet Courier’ Melbourne Aces), who combined have over twenty senior representations for Australia.
Following a big year of MLB signings for Australia, three prospects; Robbie Perkins (Colorado Rockies), Daniel McGrath (Boston Red Sox) and Zac Shepherd (Detroit Tigers) will take to the field at Blue Sox Stadium to show us exactly why they are a hot commodity at their young age.
|Adam Bright||LH Pitcher||VIC|
|Jeremy Cresswell||Short Stop||SA|
|Justin Erasmus||RH Pitcher||QLD|
|Darryl George||Third Base||VIC|
|Daniel McGRATH||LH Pitcher||VIC|
|Paul Mildren||LH Pitcher||SA|
|Scott Mitchinson||RH Pitcher||WA|
|Richard Olson||RH Pitcher||SA|
|Kyle Perkins||RH Pitcher||ACT|
|Dushan Ruzic||RH Pitcher||SA|
|Phil Dale||Pitching Coach|
|Tony Harris||Assistant Coach|
|Paul Elliott||Assistant Coach|
|Glenn Williams||Assistant Coach|
|David Nagy||Executive Officer|