Despite a disappointing final day loss to the USA, the Australian U18 World Cup team matched it with #1 ranked teams, claimed historic victories and made themselves, their coaching staff and their country proud.
Following Australia's efforts at the 2017 World Baseball Classic, Australia has risen to #8 in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Rankings, the highest Australia has ever been, surpassing their previous high of #9, which was reached in 2010
It may not have followed a fairy tale script, but the Australian men’s baseball team announced themselves as a force to be reckoned with at the World Baseball Classic earlier this month.
Despite a gallant fightback against quality opposition, Australia fell 4-3 in a heartbreaking game against Cuba, and consequently, have been eliminated from the 2017 World Baseball Classic
An unbelievable start from Travis Blackley, 4RBI from Luke Hughes and a grand slam from James Beresford saw Australia claim a vital victory over China in game two of their World Baseball Classic campaign.
A gallant Australian team kept in touch with world #1 Japan for most of the game, however two late home runs saw Japan claim a tense 4-1 victory at the Tokyo Dome.
Behind a pitching performance that only gave up three hits, and some timely late runs, Australia defeated Hongik University 8-0 in their first World Baseball Classic warm-up game.
After two days of intensive workouts and team meetings, Team Australia takes to the field for the first time today as they prepare for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Baseball Australia in conjunction with Team Australia Baseball is proud to announce the 28-man roster that will represent Australia at the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC).