UnipolSai Bologna hosts Team Italy manager Mike Piazza and Azzurri baseball squad for exhibition game on June 14, 2022

UnipolSai Bologna hosts Team Italy manager Mike Piazza and Azzurri baseball squad for exhibition game on June 14, 2022
01/06/2022
Bologna's Gianni Falchi stadium welcomes the Italian National Elite team as it prepares for Haarlem Baseball Week in July

After a 4-1 victory over San Marino on May 24, 2022, Team Italy plays its second exhibition game against UnipolSai Fortitudo at Gianni Falchi stadium in Bologna on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The seven-inning contest will begin at 7:30 pm. The Italian National Elite team will take the field earlier in the day for an afternoon workout.

National Baseball Hall of Famer and Team Italy manager Mike Piazza will be assisted by pitching coach Bobby Cramer, coaches Doriano Bindi, Gianmario Costa, Alberto d'Auria, Gianmarco Faraone and Michele Gerali. In addition, athletic trainer Michele Bonaccorso, physiotherapist Massimo Baldi and delegation manager Vincenzo Mignola will be there to lend a hand in Bologna.

The following 15 players are expected to report in Bologna:

 Last NameFirst NamePOSYear of BirthClub Affiliation
1AldegheriMattiaP19981949 PARMA BASEBALL CLUB
2AstorriCesareIF19981949 PARMA BASEBALL CLUB
3CelliFedericoOF1995SAN MARINO BASEBALL CLUB
4Di RaffaeleLucaP1994SAN MARINO BASEBALL CLUB
5EpifanoErickIF1990SAN MARINO BASEBALL CLUB
6FerriniLeonardoIF1989SAN MARINO BASEBALL CLUB/A.S.D. REGGIO RAYS BASEBALL
7GamberiniSamueleC2003FORTITUDO BASEBALL CLUB 1953/COLLECCHIO B.C.
8GarbellaNicolaOF/P1992AOSTA BUGS/NETTUNO B.C. 1945
9KoutsoyanopulosAldoOF19951949 PARMA BASEBALL CLUB
10LugoLuisP19941949 PARMA BASEBALL CLUB
11MartiniRenzoIF1992FORTITUDO BASEBALL CLUB 1953
12MazzocchiReneP1988PIANORO BASEBALL CLUB/SAN MARINO BASEBALL CLUB
13MercuriMattiaIF1994NETTUNO B.C. 1945
14MineoAlbertoC1994NEW BLACK PANTHERS/1949 PARMA BASEBALL CLUB
15QuattriniGabrieleP1996B.C. LE PANTERE POTENZA PICENA/SAN MARINO BASEBALL CLUB

Forza #Italia!

by Marco Landi and Roberto Angotti

(Photo of Team Italy pitcher Nicola Garbella and catcher Alberto Mineo by PhotoBass)