Baseball Australia has announced the list of 37 players who will take part in the 2022 Australian Youth Women’s Baseball Invitational in West Beach, Adelaide from 16-20 April.
Congratulations to the five West Australians invited to the invitational:
WA representatives will join up-and-coming female players from around the country as they participate in a testing day, work closely with top coaches, attend a series of workshops, and play four games as part of the invitational.
Baseball Australia performance pathways and player development general manager Michael Crooks said the invitational event was an exciting opportunity for the country’s rising female prospects to enjoy a high-quality experience.
“The camp and competition format, rather than a state against state tournament, was found to be the best way forward following a review in 2020,” Crooks said.
“Last year, aside from some players being unable to travel due to COVID restrictions, it was a huge success and achieved what we were striving for. Players gained significantly more time on field with a high-level of competition and were able to work closely with top coaches to develop their game further.”
Sixteen invitees from last year will take part in the event.
“There will be 37 talented players and nine coaches at the invitational but on top of that we’ll get to see a number of young players – including a stack of teenagers – make their mark in the open women’s tournament,” Crooks said.
“It’s exciting for Australian baseball and points to a bright future for the Emeralds.”
Nine coaches, including Emeralds manager Jason Pospishil, will oversee the invitational.
The invitational will run alongside the 2022 Australian Women’s Baseball Championship from 15-21 April.
Click HERE to view the full list of youth women's invitees.