USA unveil national team roster for WBSC Men's Softball World Cup in New Zealand

USA unveil national team roster for WBSC Men's Softball World Cup in New Zealand
30/09/2022
USA will look to add its 10th WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship medal in the top men’s softball global event.

USA Softball announced the 16-player roster selected to represent USA at the WBSC  Men’s Softball World Cup 2022, slated for 26 November to 4 December in Auckland, New Zealand. The men’s softball No.7 team in the world, USA will look to add its 10th WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship medal in the top men’s softball global event.

You can see the roster at USA Softball website.

The roster includes 10 members from the most recent Men’s National Team roster, which earned the U.S. a spot in the WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship after finishing fourth at the Americas Qualifier held in Parana, Argentina in April of this year. Among them are Blaine Milheim, Brad Kilpatrick, Cam Schiller, Erick Ochoa, Jonathan Lynch, Nick Mullins, Tyler Bouley, Tyler Johnson, Yusef Davis and Zac Shaw.

Re-joining the squad after a one-year hiatus are two additional veterans, Jon Gwizdala and Matt Palazzo, who each helped lead the U.S. to a fifth-place finish at the 2019 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship and a silver medal finish at the 2019 Pan American Games

Also highlighting the 2022 roster are four rookies who will put on the Red, White and Blue for the first time in their career.

Remaining at the helm of the U.S. national team for his third-straight season, Head Coach Ron Hackett will lead Team USA in its quest to the podium at the 2022 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship. Rounding out the 2022 MNT coaching staff include assistant coaches Gerald Muizelaar, Greg Hicks and Roman Foore. .

The USA Softball Men’s Fast Pitch National Team has nine WBSC Men's Softball World Championship medals to its name, including five gold medals (1966, 1968, 1976, 1980 and 1988), one silver medal (1972) and three bronze medals (1984, 1992 and 2000). However, the last time USA medalled was 23 years ago, a bronze in East London, South Africa, in 2000.