Team Australia announces Roster for Australia Series

16/10/2012

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.

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.

ROSTER
Corey  Adamson Outfielder WA
Tim Atherton Pitcher ACT
Ryan Battaglia Catcher QLD
Adam Bright LH Pitcher VIC
Jeremy  Cresswell Short Stop SA
Mitch  Dening Outfielder NSW
Justin  Erasmus RH Pitcher QLD
Darryl  George Third Base VIC
Justin  Huber Utility VIC
Luke Hughes Infielder WA
Tim Kennelly Outfield/Pitcher WA
Cameron  Lamb Pitcher WA
Daniel  McGRATH LH Pitcher VIC
Paul Mildren LH Pitcher SA
Scott  Mitchinson RH Pitcher WA
Mitch  Nilsson Catcher QLD
Richard  Olson RH Pitcher SA
Kyle Perkins RH Pitcher ACT
Robbie  Perkins Catcher ACT
Josh Roberts Outfielder QLD
Dushan  Ruzic RH Pitcher SA
Zac Shepherd Infielder NSW

COACHING STAFF
Jon Deeble Manager
Phil Dale Pitching Coach
Tony Harris Assistant Coach
Paul Elliott Assistant Coach
Glenn  Williams Assistant Coach

SUPPORT STAFF
David  Nagy Executive Officer
Bruce  Rawson Physiotherapist