World Baseball Classic men's team announced

Teenage dream: Lachlan Wells is the only teenager on Australia's World Baseball Classic roster at just 19-years-old. Picture: Dean Osland

Teenage dream: Lachlan Wells is the only teenager on Australia's World Baseball Classic roster at just 19-years-old. Picture: Dean Osland

Baseball Australia has announced the 28-man roster that will represent Australia at the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC). 

Two NSW players have been selected in the Australian team including right handed pitcher Todd Van Steensel and left handed pitcher Lachlan Wells. 

Team Australia Manager Jon Deeble is excited by the squad put together for the WBC.

“This selection process was by far the most extensive we’ve ever conducted,” Deeble said.

“We’re really happy with how the team has ended up, it’s a great blend of maturity and youth.”

The Australian team will travel to Seoul, South Korea on February, 24 for a pre-tournament tour before moving on to Osaka and finally Tokyo for their first game of the world classic on March, 8.

After the recent increase of Australia’s world ranking, Jon Deeble is setting the bar high both on and off the field.

“We’ve had guys come from all over the world to prepare for this, the commitment is first class,” she said.

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