Both ex Australian MLB players, Ryan Rowland-Smith and Trent Oeltjen (team coaches) were on hand to congratulate both boys. Their selection was announced in front of all parents and players in the team - a remarkable moment of affirmation and celebration. The video below captures a slice of this.
The schedule of U/15 World Cup Baseball games is as follows:
29/7/16 - v Japan (7.00pm) at Iwaki Stadium
30/7/16 - v Czech (1.30pm) at Taira Stadium
31/7/16 - v Cuba (3.00pm) at Nambu Stadium
1/8/16 - v Columbia (10.00am) at Nambu Stadium
2/8/16 - v Korea (9.00am) at Iwaki Stadium
3/8/16 - Rest Day
4/8/16 - 6/8/16: Either Super Round Games OR Consolation Games (Venues TBA)
7/8/16 - Bronze and Gold Medal Playoffs at Iwaki Stadium.
The official announcement of the boys' remarkable achievement in the Australian U/15 Basbeall World Cup team is included below: