AAA Australia U-18 Baseball team at the World Series in Edmonton Canada August 9, 2000

AUSTRALIA CONFIRMS TEAM FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION22/11/2000 Australia has confirmed its roster for the upcoming inaugural International Baseball League that hits off next Wednesday, November 29 on the Gold Coast: http://www.ibla.com.au/ The following players are from the 2000 U-19 National Squad (http://se.unisa.edu.au/ws/squad.htm): Jarrod Hodges (Outfield), Justin Huber (Catcher), Ben Rowe (Pitcher), Anthony Collis (Pitcher), Travis Blackley (Pitcher), Leigh Neuage (pitcher)

 

FINAL UPDATE 14 August, 2000 16:23:01 for this site. KOREA = GOLD USA = SILVER CUBA = BRONZE AUSTRALIA = FOURTH Same finish for Australia as in U-16 1998.

Three Australian players named in all world team - Scott Wearne, Daniel Floyd and Justin Huber. Scott Wearne won most runs scored and best batting average and Simon Beresford won best win-loss average.

SEE LIST OF ALL STARS ALSO AT NEWS~ NOTE AUSTRALIA TIED USA FOR MOST PLAYERS ON ALL-STAR TEAM

Bronze medal game ~ Cuba 8 Australia 2 As well from here are the links to the stories of the Cuban attack on the Australian team.

Photos of the Cuban/Australian game

A GOOD RESULT BOYS.

AND Australia was not even considered when the top four teams were named.

 

stories you may have missed when the uni server went on walkabout: NEWS 1. Australia beat China 2. Australia lost to Korea and Cubans attack Australian players in dugout.

 

"...I know the boys appreciate all the well wishers who have left messages in the guestbook. We are getting very little press over here, so hope you are making up for it in Australia. Keep us some copies..." regards Denise Robinson

 

"What the Australian team's success at the World Series means" by Trevor Jarrett - BJS Management

DIVE INTO OUR POOL (click flags)

SEND messages TO the team

 

Stories on the series from Edmonton Sun

 

 Aussies go batty in slugfest against Mexico

 

The didgeridoos will be blowing loudly in the Outback. (this story was deleted from the Sun - will try to get a copy -re. Game with Cuba)

 

Edmonton Radio on the web: Country and Western CISN ; top 20 stuff ClubMix96; pop Power92

 

DAY 1, Day 2, DAY 3, DAY 4, Day 5 END OF ROUND ONE.

Official IBAF site

round one THE AUSTRALIAN POOL - B

As of Thursday, August 10, 2000

Team

Games

Wins

Loss

Runs scored

Against

 % runs for vs against

Australia

5

5

 

49

21

70%

Cuba

5

4

1

42

20

65%

Mexico

5

3

2

46

37

55%

Chinese Taipei

5

2

3

36

27

57%

Russia

5

1

4

21

55

28%

Italy

5

0

5

21

56

27%

 

Pool A as they prefer to refer to themselves as of 10 -Aug. Stats from HERE. Please note: This is kind of a labor of love - nothing official on this page and any errors here are due to faulty connections between the left and right parts of me brain..

Position

team

 Wins

Losses

Runs scored

Against

% runs scored vs. against

1

USA

 4

 1

52

17

75 %

2

South Korea

4

1

 43

12

80 %

3

Canada

 4

 1

54

25

68 %

4

China

2

3

 32

 43

43 %

5

Netherlands

 1

4

 22

 49

31 %

6

South Africa

 

5

 20

 85

19 %

Australians Playing in the USA

Canada at the World Series (results/stats/stories)

Australian U-18 National Schoolboys tour of Florida (Playball Academy) July 2000: just to show the strength of the current lot of under-18 year olds in Australia. See how this squad defeated high school all-star teams, as well as the Playball Academy boys - most who have played pro ball. US scouts - Australia is your new feeding ground. Come to Sydney in January to see the under-18s in action: Nine of those touring Canada and all those touring Florida will be in action.

The Canadian tour prior to the World Series (BELOW)

Terrell Neuage: Visits beginning Tuesday, May 23, 2000

The sites below are from the past couple of years for the boys playing in Under 18 (2000), and U-17 (1998-99).