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Team Italy U18 manager John Cortese (James Mirabelli/WBSC)

Team Italy U18 manager John Cortese selects players for baseball training camp in Rome

In preparation for the European Championship in Macerata from July 13-19, 2020, Team Italy U18 manager John Cortese is conducting a two-day baseball training camp from February 29-March 1, 2020 at the Giulio Onesti Olympic Training Center in Acquacetosa (Rome). Assisted by pitching coach Luis Hernandez, coaches Stefano Cappuccini, Mario Da Re, and Daniele Santolupo along with physiotherapist Barbara Callà, Italian skipper John Cortese has invited a total of 23 players (including three prospects from the FIBS Academy) to participate in the weekend baseball mini-camp.

Team Italy U18 manager John Cortese has selected the following players: Enea Bernabini, P/1B (ASD BSC Godo); Riccardo Bigliardi, P/OF (Crocetta BC); Luigi Boni, OF (Crocetta BC); Enrico Buin, P (ASD Crazy Sambonifacese BS); Luca Capellano, P (ASD Ares Milano); Francesco Cappuccini, P (BSC Grosseto 1952); Niccolò Dando, P (ASD S. Martino Jun. BS); Lorenzo Dotti, INF/P (Cervignano Baseball ASD); Alessandro Ercolani, P (ASD. S. Marino BC); Samuele Gamberini, C (Fortitudo BC 1953); Matteo Lombardi, INF/P (Oltretorrente BC); Manuel Maglio, P (ASD Catania Baseball Project); Tommaso Muccini, P (Torre Pedrera Falcons BC); Giacomo Padilla, P (Vicenza Baseball Softball Club); Francesco Pomponi, P/INF (Oltretorrente BC); Alessandro Serra, C (New Black Panthers ASD); Fabio Sorrentino, P/C (Oltretorrente BC); Mario Stabile, INF/P (New Black Panthers ASD); Lorenzo Taschin, P (ASD BS Rovigo); Enrico Zambon, P (ASD Staranzano Ducks); FIBS Academists: Samuele Bruno, C (ASD Dolphins Anzio); Niccolò Cinelli, INF/OF/C (BSC Grosseto 1952); and Lorenzo Lambertini, C (Fortitudo BC 1953). Forza #Italia!

by Roberto Angotti