Team Italy U23 baseball squad gathers in Verona on June 22, 2021

Team Italy U23 baseball squad gathers in Verona on June 22, 2021
After a productive workout in Parma just days ago, the Team Italy U23 baseball squad get together for another training session followed by an exhibition game in Verona on June 22, 2021

Team Italy manager Alberto D'Auria has an action-packed day planned for his U23 baseball squad in Verona on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. With the U23 European Baseball Championship taking place in Verona from August 24-28, 2021, it only makes sense that the Azzurri team play as much as possible on their home turf. Following an intensive workout earlier in the day, the U23 Team Italy baseball squad will be put to the test later in an exhibition against Serie A's Tecnovap Verona on June 22, 2021. 

Team Italy manager Alberto D'Auria has selected 23 players to participate in Verona. The Italian skipper will be assisted by pitching coach Rolando Cretis, coaches Gianmario Costa, Federico Bassi and Alessandro Bortolomai as well as physiotherapist Massimo Baldi, team physician Dr. Gianluca Camillieri and delegation manager Vincenzo Mignola.  In addition, it is expected that Team Italy Seniors manager Mike Piazza along with pitching coach Vince Horsman and assistant coach Gianmarco Faraone will also be present in Verona. 

The following players are expected to report in Verona: 

CognomeNomeRuoloSquadra d'appartenenza
1AldegheriMattiaPParma BC 1949/San Martino Junior BS
2AndrettaMaurizioPMontefiascone Baseball/Rams B. C. Viterbo
3AstorriCesareCParma BC 1949/Collecchio BC
4ArtitzuMarcoPPorta Mortara BS Novara/Senago Milano United BC
5BaldazziAlessioOFNettuno 1945 BC/Academy of Nettuno
6BertossiRiccardoOFFortitudo BC 1953
7BonviniFrancesco MariaPCrocetta BC
8BortolomaiGiovanniPParma BC 1949/Bollate BC 1959
9Da ReGiulioCNew Black Panthers
10D'AuriaLorenzoIFAcademy of Nettuno/Nettuno BC 1945
11FlisiRiccardoOFCollecchio BC/Parma 1949 BC
12MelioriDavideIFBaseball Team Verona
13MonelloGiulioCParma BC 1949/Rangers BC
14MontiDaniel XavierIFFortitudo BC 1953/Bollate BC 1959
15NovelloDavideOFThunders&Dragons BS Castellana
16OldanoMatteoOFGrizzlies Torino '48 BSC
17PaoliniRicardoIFParma BC 1949/Reggio Rays Baseball
18Rosales MottaGiovanny AndresCBrescia Baseball
19ScottiClaudioPFortitudo BC 1953
20SireusMattiaPBSC Grosseto 1952/Vibraf BS Domusnova
21VirgadaulaFedericoPBrescia Baseball
22ZanchiEnricoPBolzano BC/Bergamo BS

Forza #Italia

by Roberto Angotti

(Photo of Team Italy's Giulio Monello at bat during the U23 and U18 workouts in Colorno by El Pato73.)