Team Italy U18 baseball squad meets in Milan on June 28, 2022

Team Italy U18 baseball squad meets in Milan on June 28, 2022
17/06/2022
Team Italy U18 baseball manager Francesco Aluffi has summoned 27 players for a workout at J.F. Kennedy Stadium in Milan on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in preparation for two international competitions this year

With the U18 European Baseball Championship in Ostrava and Brno, Czech Republic from August 13-20, 2022 and the U18 Baseball World Cup in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida from September 8-18, 2022 around the corner, Team Italy U18 manager Francesco Aluffi has selected 27 players for a workout at J.F.  Kennedy Stadium in Milan on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

The following players are expected to report in Milan:

Tommaso Adorni  (Crocetta Baseball Club), Andres Annunziata Nino  (Academy of Nettuno), Nicola Anzanel  (Cervignano Baseball), Alessandro Barbona  (Academy Of Nettuno), Attilio Bellucci (Academy Of Nettuno), Nicholas Bertoldi (New Black Panthers), Simone Carnevale (Piacenza Baseball), Sebastiano Catellani (Oltretorrente Baseball Club), Federico Cherubin (Crazy Sambonifacese Baseball Softball), Edoardo Cornelli (Oltretorrente Baseball Club), Niccolò Funzione (Bsc 1952 Grosseto), Diego Gergolet (New Black Panthers), Michel Gonzato (Crazy Sambonifacese Bs), Cristian Laghi (Cral Enrico Mattei), Alessandro Laise (Senago Milano United B.C.), Diego Luciani (Bsc 1952 Grosseto), Davide Malusà (New Black Panthers), Matteo Marelli (Senago Milano United B.C.), Davide Montanari (Junior Parma Baseball Club), Riccardo Nepoti (Bologna Athletics), Giacomo Taschin (Bsc Rovigo), Federico Tiburtini (Oltretorrente Baseball Club), Alessandro Volpe, Filippo Venditti (Nettuno B.C. 1945), Williams Wong (Settimo), Manuel Zazza (Lions Nettuno), Edoardo Zingarelli (Grizzlies Torino 48 B.S.C.). 

Team Italy U18 manager Francesco Aluffi will be assisted by John Cortese (bench coach), Stefano Cappuccini (hitting coach), Davide Sartini (infield coach); Massimiliano Masin (pitching coach), Fabrizio Goracci (athletic trainer), Sergio Arigano (physiotherapist),  Dr. Davide Ortolina (team physician) and Aldo Peronaci (delegation manager). In addition, Azzurri senior elite pitching coach Bobby Cramer and coach Gianmarco Faraone will be on hand in Milan. Forza #Italia!

by Roberto Angotti

(Photo of Bsc Big Mat Grosseto slugger Niccolò Funzione by Michele Guerrini)