BASEBALL Australia is excited to announce the 28 men who will represent Australia in their upcoming two-game exhibition series against Japan.
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Team Australia manager Steve Fish is excited about the calibre of players heading to Japan, which includes Greenwell Point’s Tim Atherton.
"The team is excited about this international opportunity," Fish said.
"The experience that this tour provides us as a squad is invaluable.
“We need to be able to piece this together as a squad as frequently as possible in order to be ready to qualify for the 2020 Olympics."
Team Australia's roster includes a fantastic blend of youth and experience, with a number of players making their international debut, including promising Perth duo Robbie Glendinning and Alex Hall.
Team Australia's first destination of their 2018 Japan Tour is Fuchu City, with the two games on the tour to take place in Nagoya (March 3) and Osaka (March 4).
Roster: Tim Atherton, Travis Blackley, Andrew Campbell, Trent D’Antonio, Allan de San Miguel, Darryl George, Robbie Glendinning, Alex Hall, Sam Holland, Luke Hughes, David Kandilas, Tim Kennelly, Steve Kent, Cameron Lamb, Boss Moanaroa, Greg Mosel, Mitch Nilsson, Kyle Perkins, Ryan Searle, Zac Shepherd, Sam Street, David Sutherland, Matt Timms, Josh Tols, Todd Van Steensel, Logan Wade, Matt Williams and Jacob Younis.
Staff: Steve Fish (manager), Graeme Lloyd (pitching coach), David Nilsson (hitting coach), Michael Nakamura (assistant coach), Andrew Kyle (assistant coach), Jason Posphishil (assistant coach), Chris Adamson (bullpen catcher), Greg Castle (athletic trainer), Ben Onofrio (athletic trainer), Rob Moden (equipment manager), Neil Barrowcliff (executive officer) and Gleen Williams (head of delegation).
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