Australia announces Roster for IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship

31/07/2012

The team will compete at the 2012 IBAF 18U Baseball World Championships in Seoul, South Korea, from 30 August to 8 September.

by Trish Quayle, Australian Baseball Federation

The team will compete at the 2012 IBAF 18U Baseball World Championships in Seoul, South Korea, from 30 August to 8 September.

Following a very successful six week Major League Baseball Australian Academy on the Gold Coast, the Australian Baseball Federation is pleased to announce the National 18U Team that will compete in South Korea next month.

The team boasts twelve players who have signed with major league clubs, and a tight-knit group following their win at the 18U Oceania Championships earlier this year in Guam.

National Youth Head Coach Tony Harris is excited by this roster of players;

“The team has come together well throughout the academy (MLBAPP) this past six weeks.  They are a young team but I am confident they will represent Australia well and hopefully come back with a successful result”

Roster:

Aldridge Dean Pitcher
Gardner Hayden Pitcher
Guyer Josh Pitcher
Hass Nathan Catcher
Ihle Ryan Infield
Kennedy Jon Pitcher
Kennelly Samuel Infield
Leslie Ben Outfield
McGrath Daniel Pitcher
Perkins Robbie Catcher
Sayers Aaron Infield
Shepherd Zack Infield
Silva Adam Outfield
Simon Mitchell Pitcher
Thorpe Lewis Pitcher
Warner Cameron Infield
Kennelly Josh Catcher
Wilson Matthew Pitcher
Hargreaves Elliot Outfield
Zahradnik Jarrod Pitcher

Coaching Staff

Head Coach:  Tony Harris

Assistant Coach:   Damian Shanahan

Assistant Coach:  Brent Phelan

Pitching Coach:  Graeme Lloyd

Executive Officer:  Neil Barrowcliff