The Hanwha Eagles will hold their spring camp in Australia in February. During the camp, Hanwha will play two exhibition games against the Australian National Team.
These games will be special for the Australian national team. It will be the first time the team has played at home in four years since 2020. The Aussies will play Hanwha on February 17 and 18 in Melbourne.
On February 18, Team Australia announced the 21-man roster that will compete against Hanwha. All 21 players have played in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) before, and 19 of them played in the World Baseball Classic in Japan last March. They were the same players who helped Korea to a 7-8 loss and a first-round exit. The squad is made up of the best players in the game, with the exception of the American minor leaguers who participated in the Australian team at the time.
“It’s been a while since Australian baseball fans have been able to watch an adult men’s national team at home. When Team Australia takes the field at Melbourne Baseball Grounds for the first game of a two-game series against the Korean baseball giants, 토토사이트 the Hanwha Eagles, there will be no shortage of talent with top-level international experience,” said the team. “All 21 players have played in at least one World Baseball Classic.”
Of the 21-man roster, 19 played in the 2023 World Baseball Classic, where Australia reached the quarterfinals for the first time. The other two, Tim Atherton and Rachlan Wells, pitched in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Australia’s squad for the exhibition game against Hanwha includes 10 batters and 11 pitchers.
The players are Tim Connelly, Aaron Whitefield and Ulrich Boyarski (outfielders), Darryl George, Logan Wade, Jared Dale, Rixon Wingrove and Jake Bowie (infielders) and Robbie Perkins and Alex Hall (catchers).
Eight of the 10 players were in the starting lineup against South Korea at the World Baseball Classic last March. Australia’s starting lineup was Tim Kennelly (right field), Alex Hall (designated hitter), Robbie Glendinning (second base), Darryl George (third base), Aaron Whitefield (center field), Rixon Wingrove (first base), Logan Wade (shortstop), Robbie Perkins (catcher) and Ulrich Boyarsky (left field).
On the mound, Rachlan Wells, Stephen Kent, John Kennedy, Daniel McGrath, Tim Atherton, Sam Holland, Warwick Serfold, Coen Wynn, Josh Guyer, Luke Wilkins, and Todd Van Stensel.
“After our success at the World Baseball Classic last year, it’s important that we continue to win as a team, and this group has the experience and talent to do that,” said Australia head coach Dave Nielsen.
The Aussies made it a point to play their first national team game at home in four years.
In announcing the roster, the Socceroos said: “This is the start of a huge 2024 for the Socceroos. The team will compete in the Premier12 in November 2024. It is a world championship for the top 12 teams in the world, run by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).”
“If this group stays healthy, I expect them to be together for the Premier12 later this year,” Nielsen said.
The Australian National Team and Hanwha’s trial match is supported by the Australian Professional League’s Melbourne Aces and the Victorian government. Tickets for the match are already on sale, with some sections reportedly sold out.
“We are holding our spring camp in Melbourne ahead of the 2024 season. This is the team of the KBO’s 2023 home run champion Noh Si-hwan. Seo Fold, co-captain of the Australian national team, 안전 토토사이트 played for Hanwha in 2020 and 2021.”