The International Authority of Baseball & Softball.

SYDNEY – Baseball Australia has finalised its search and selection of the nation’s top 11- and 12-year-old players, who will compete against other countries’ top players at the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup® in Tainan, Taiwan (28 July – 6 August).

Nations can bring a roster of 18 of their best players for the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup.

Baseball Australia’s U-12 National Team roster includes players from five of the country’s six federal states.

“This is a team of talented young men who have come highly recommended by state personnel and the team’s coaching staff,” Baseball Australia’s Head of High Performance, Glenn Williams.

Australia won the U-12 Oceania Championship earlier this year to qualify for the U-12 Baseball World Cup.

Australia is currently ranked No. 8 in the WBSC Baseball World Rankings and finished 10th at the last U-12 Baseball World Cup in 2015.

Australia will open against world No. 2 USA, the two-time defending U-12 world champions.