New Zealand announce 20-man roster for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup on home soil

New Zealand announce 20-man roster for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup on home soil
01/03/2022
Head Coach Mark Sorenson said: “No one from the Major Sox U-23 programme has been considered due to logistical conflicts.”

The New Zealand Black Sox have selected a squad of 20 athletes to focus on a winter conditioning programme in preparation for the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup, to be played from 26 November to 4 December in Auckland.

Head Coach Mark Sorenson said: “No one from the Major Sox U-23 programme has been considered due to logistical conflicts. Furthermore, none of the Australian based athletes have been considered for this squad as they’ll be unable to attend the mandatory sessions. 

“There will also be an extended group of players that will be invited along regionally to train with this group", he said.

The 20-man Golden Homes New Zealand Black Sox squad is:

Pita Rona (North Harbour), Alfons Oveinikovas, Ben Enoka, Bradley Bennett, Campbell Enoka, Cole Evans, Connor Peden, Daniel Chapman, Liam Twigden, Rhys Evans, Thomas Enoka (Auckland), Joel Evans, Tane Mumu (Hutt Valley), Jayden Stratford, Josh Pettett, Zac Boyd (Wellington), Ben Watts, Callum Bishop, Cam Watts, Jackson Watt (Canterbury).