Mexico names 2022 Men's, U-23 National Softball Team preliminary rosters

Mexico names 2022 Men's, U-23 National Softball Team preliminary rosters
18/01/2022
Mexico is slated to play in this year's Pan American Championships and Softball World Cup qualifiers

The Mexican Softball Federation (Federacion Mexicana de Softbol, FMS) has announced the 2022 preliminary rosters for the Men's and U-23 Men's National Softball Teams. The squads were named after a series of tryouts and national championships. From 21-23 January, the two squads will gather in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, for a training camp. 

Mexico, currently No. 8 in the WBSC Men’s Softball World Rankings, is slated to play this year in the Pan American Championships and continental qualifiers for the two World Cups: the flagship Men’s Softball World Cup in New Zealand, and the inaugural U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup in Argentina.

Nine players from the 2019 national team are included on the 20-man list announced by FMS. Mexico finished in 11th place in the 2019 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship played in Prague, Czech Republic, including a historic come-from-behind win over New Zealand, 5-4, in eight innings. 

A total of 10 players who played for Mexico in past world championships are included on the U-23 prelim roster, including six from the Men’s Softball World Championship 2018 and four from the U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup 2020. Mexico finished in sixth and eighth place, respectively.