Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Team Australia announces Roster for Australia Series

by Australian Baseball Federation

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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