Eight West Australians have been invited to Australia’s Under 18 National Junior Camp on the Gold Coast this week with World Cup roster spots on the line.
Congratulations to Cruze Brendon, Joshua Davies, Michael De Gasperis, Campbell Froude, Riley Hall, Jai Hewitt, Brayden Moyle, and Kaine Newham!
50 of the best junior baseball players from across the country will attend the camp, and at the end, the group will be cut down to 20. Those players will represent Australia at the Under 18 World Cup from 31 August 31 – 10 September in Taiwan.
The camp is hosted at Surfers Paradise Baseball Club and will run from 13 - 20 August.
Baseball Australia released the initial 28 players selected for the camp in February, but 22 more players have been added.
National Player Development Manager Andrew Riddell says coaches and scouts across Australia have been keeping a close eye on the best junior talent from across the country.
“After our national championships in January, 28 players received invites based off their performances while playing for their state,” he says. “Since then, we’ve kept track of players around Australia while they were training in their high-performance programs. The additional players were selected because of their hard work – and now they have the same opportunity to wear the Green & Gold.”
“We’re looking forward to getting to Surfers and letting the 50 players go at it to determine who represents Australia in Tawain,” says Riddell.
Players will partake in morning training sessions every day, with games played each afternoon.