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U-18 Selection Camp: Canada vs Australia - exhibition series primer
August 16, 2015
By Adam Morissette
SURFERS PARADISE, Australia – The Junior National Team held their first workout in Surfers Paradise earlier today on the eve of an eight game exhibition series against the Australian U-18 National Team.
Both teams will use the series to determine their 20 player rosters that will compete in the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Osaka, Japan from August 28th – September 6th.
The series begins on August 17th and you can follow all of the action, pitch-by-pitch via live stream and scoring courtesy of Baseball Australia by visiting the links below:
Monday 17 Aug Canada U18 @ Australia U18 1:00 pm
Tuesday 18 Aug Australia U18 @ Canada U18 1:00 pm
Wednesday 19 Aug Canada U18 @ Australia U18 1:00 pm
Thursday 20 Aug Australia U18 @ Canada U18 1:00 pm
Friday 21 Aug Canada U18 @ Australia U18 1:00 pm
Saturday 22 Aug Australia U18 @ Canada U18 1:00 pm
Sunday 23 Aug Canada U18 @ Australia U18 1:00 pm
Monday 24 Aug Australia U18 @ Canada U18 1:00 pm
(Please note: All game times are local with Surfers Paradise 14 hours ahead of Eastern Time. Therefore, games will start at 11pm ET the day before. For example, the game on Monday August 17th will begin at 11pm ET on Sunday, August 16th.)
NOTES: RHP Josh Burgmann (Nanaimo, BC) is expected to start against Australia in the series opener … JNT catcher Andrew Yerzy (North York, Ont.) was named MVP of the prestigious Under Armour All-America Game, presented by Baseball Factory at Wrigley Field in Chicago after he belted a two-run homer and scored two runs in helping the National Team to a win over the American side … He will now travel to Australia and join the Junior National Team on Tuesday … JNT 1B Josh Naylor (Mississauga, ON), a first round pick of the Miami Marlins back in June, smacked his first professional home run on Saturday and it was a big one as he belted a grand slam for the GCL Marlins … Naylor will join Team Canada in Japan for the WBCS U-18 Baseball World Cup.