Team Italy U12 kicks off 2022 baseball season in Bologna

Team Italy U12 kicks off 2022 baseball season in Bologna
Team Italy U12 manager Stefano Burato summons 18 baseball prospects for two training camps on February 13 and 20, 2022 in Bologna

Bologna hosts the Team Italy U12 baseball squad for two workouts on February 13 and 20, 2022. Azzurrini skipper Stefano Burato has selected 18 players to participate in the weekend trainings. He will be assisted by coaches Simona Conti, Ivano Licciardi, Alessandro Rosa Colombo and Andrea Tulli as well as athletic trainer Mosè Roberto Serino.

2022 will prove to be a challenging year for Team Italy defending the U12 European Baseball Championship title from July 5-10, 2022 in Vienna and later facing the world’s elite in the WBSC U12 World Cup from July 29-August 7, 2022 in Taiwan.

It is hoped that the two practices will allow the players and staff to synthesize in the morning workouts. While in Bologna, the Team Italy U12 squad with also participate in U13 Winter League exhibition games during the afternoons to put get a taste of local competition.

The following 18 players are expected to report in Bologna on February 13 and 20, 2022:

Last NameFirst NamePositionB-TClub Affiliation
1AgostiMattiaIFR-RPiacenza Baseball A. S. D.
2AngioniEdoardoIFR-RCagliari Baseball Club
3ArdiniFilippoPR-RA. S. D. Junior Rimini B. S.
4BottazziSabrinaPR-LA. S. D. Baseball Softball Club Rovigo
5CornelliDorianCL-RA. S. D. Baseball Old Rags Lodi
6DestroTommasoPR-ROlimpic Baseball Romano A. S. D
7Di AngillaMichelePR-RA. S. D. Unione Fermana Softball
8Di ChiaraDiegoPR-RA. S. D. Unione Fermana Softball
9GangboJustinPR-RTozzona Baseball Imola A. S. D
10GiorgiSimonePR-RA. S. D. Valmarecchia Baseball Softball Club
11GiovanardiThomasPR-RPoviglio Baseball A. S. D
12Hechavarria FernandezRyan DanielPR-RA. S. D. Baseball Club Teramo
13OrsenigoRiccardoOFR-RCrocetta Baseball Club A. S. D.
14PezzulloCarlo GiovanniPS-RA. S. D. Unione Picena Bas. 2
15PucciGabrielePR-RFiorentina Baseball S. S. D ARL
16RubertoLorenzoPR-RA. S. D. Dolphins Anzio Baseball
17SilvaMathieu GiannaPR-RBollate Softball 1969 A. S. D.
18VianiMarcoPL-LJunior Parma Baseball Club A. S. D.

Forza #Italia!

by Roberto Angotti

(Photo of Team Italy U12 baseball squad celebrating with manager Stefano Burato after scoring a run against France in the 2021 European Baseball Championship by LG/FIBA)