We extend our congratulations to the eight Queensland players named in Baseball Australia’s National U16 Squad!

We are incredibly proud of their achievements and eagerly anticipate the exciting journey ahead.  Congratulations to THOMAS CALVERT, ALEX DUNCALFE, PATRICK CROTTY, ALONZO ZAIRE GRIFFIN, PADDY MCLOUGHLIN, COOPER TEICHMANN, TYSON WARDROP AND KOBI WISE.

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Team Australia is proud to announce a 44-player National U16 Junior Squad who will be traveling to the USA to represent their country in September, 2024.

The U16 Squad will play in a range of games against the best players in the U.S in their age group. They will get to face current NCAA Division 1 commits and future MLB draft picks in what will be a packed couple of weeks in Atlanta, Georgia.

The team was selected off the back of the Australian Youth Championships in Sydney earlier this year.

Baseball Australia’s National Player Development Manager Andrew Riddell says this a great opportunity for this talented group of up-and-coming players.

“We are really excited about the talent that was on display at the Under 16 National Championships in January. These players will now get a full winter in their state-based performance pathways program as they continue to develop and get a chance to see what the best players in the U.S their age look like,” he says.

Riddell adds it’s also an important trip for this age group because it’s the one of the first times they’ll be representing Australia.

“While playing for their country, the players will also start to gain exposure and interest from the many university and junior college recruiting co-ordinators that will have their eyes on them. It also gives our national coaching staff a chance to work with them each day, which will be huge as a lot of them will filter into a U18 World Cup year in 2025.’

Team Australia also named an U18 Squad who will compete in a tournament from September-October in front of college recruiters and professional scouts.