WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup 2023: Argentina present roster with three 2020 World Cup stars

WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup 2023: Argentina present roster with three 2020 World Cup stars
18/10/2023
Lucas Galarza, Valentín Mata and Julian Reitober, are the three World Cup stars in Argentina’s roster for Hermosillo.

An experienced pitching staff will lead the way in Argentina’s effort to regain the WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup title in Hermosillo, Mexico. Lucas Galarza, Valentín Mata and Julian Reitobe, are the three World Cup stars in Argentina’s roster for Hermosillo.

Argentina roster:

  1. Mariano Ardison Jozami 
  2. Matias Valentín Clara 
  3. Genaro Nicolas Correa 
  4. Lucas Ariel Galarza 
  5. Juan Pablo Benjamín Godoy 
  6. Facundo Rafael Gonzalez
  7. Joel Michel Hidrogo Soria 
  8. Raúl Agustín López Degani 
  9. Valentín Mata
  10. Francesco Alberto Nassivera 
  11. Franco Paz 
  12. Tomas Agustín Pintos 
  13. Joshua Poblette 
  14. Julián Reitober 
  15. Enzo Juan Marcos Villalba 
  16. Tobias Zarlenga

Argentina coaching staff is composed by Rafael Salguero (head coach), Ricardo Cargnel (Coach), Nicolás Jimenez (coach), Pablo Seguí (coach), Ricardo Biondi (physiotherapist) and Fabián Medina (team leader).

The top nation in the WBSC Men’s Softball World Ranking, Argentina will open the World Cup in Group B, playing against No. 3 Japan, No. 5 USA, No. 7 New Zealand, No. 8 Venezuela and No. 17 Israel, their rival in the first game of the competition.

Argentina has been a junior men’s softball powerhouse in the last decade, winning back to back World Championships in 2012 and 2014, finishing in the top-five in the last five editions of the World Cup, including a fourth place in 2020 in Palmerston North, New Zealand.