Having played for Team Italy in three Olympic competitions, six World Cups, five Intercontinental Cups, and seven European Championships, 2011 Italian Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Paolo Ceccaroli is more than qualified to lead a group of young and talented U23 players in a two-day training camp at Nino Cavalli Stadium in Parma from May 8-9, 2019. Paolo Ceccaroli worked closely with Team Italy manager Gilberto "Gibo" Gerali and the Azzurri squad at the recent Arizona Spring Training. Appointed as the new U23 manager, Paolo Ceccaroli will be assisted by coaches Massimiliano Masin, Gianmario Costa, Mario Mascitelli, and Gianguido Poma. In addition, delegation team managers Filippo Comelli and Vincenzo Mignola along with physiotherapist and athletic trainer Massimo Baldi will offer their support.
The following players have been invited to participate in the U23 baseball camp: Filippo Agretti, INF (Fortitudo Bologna), Samuel Aldegheri, P (ASD Verona / San Martino Junior), Gabriele Angioi, INF (Cagliari Baseball), Alessio Baldazzi, OF (Academy Nettuno / Pol. Cali Roma), Riccardo Bertossi, OF (New Black Panthers), Giovanni Bortolamai, P (SSD Bollate BC 1959), Tomas Canuti, INF (ASD Junior Rimini), Nicolò Clemente, P (Fortitudo Bologna), Giulio Da Re, C (New Black Panthers), Daniele Di Monte (Staranzano Ducks / Jolly Roger BC), Riccardo Flisi, OF (1949 Parma BC), Stefano Giarraputo, P (ASD Verona), Ettore Giulianelli, P (Torre Pedrera Falcons), Elia Marinig, C (Cervignano Baseball), Nicola Marziali, P (Unione Picena Baseball 2), Daniel Monti, INF (SSD Bollate BC 1959), Lorenzo Morresi, C (Macerata Angels), Matteo Pizzolini, INF (New Black Panthers), Gabriele Quattrini, P ( Jolly Roger BC), Federico Ricci, INF (Academy Nettuno / ASD Nettuno 1945), Luis Santana Payano, P (Collecchio BC), Andrea Sellaroli, INF (ASD Nettuno 2 BC), Marco Servidei, INF (ASD Godo), Oscar Tucci, P (Macerata Angels), and Nolberto Viloria Serda, P/OF (Oltretorrente BC). Forza #Italia! #LetsMakeItHappen
by Roberto Angotti