Taking the mound for Team Australia in Sunday's World Baseball Classic Qualifier final in Sydney, Blackley is excited to be in the green-and-gold uniform once again, and hoping to help his squad get back onto the international stage at a higher level.
Looking to advance after not winning a game in either of the first two WBC events in 2006 and 2009 and failing to qualify four years ago, a victory against an incredibly tough host Australian squad in the final on Sunday would mean the world to the game in South Africa.
World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) today announced the managers, rosters and game schedule for the Sydney, Australia Qualifier, which will be played February 11th-14th at Blacktown International Sportspark.
The final is set and just one game remains in the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Sydney, after South Africa took down New Zealand 9-2 on Saturday night at Blue Sox Stadium to advance to Sunday's game against host Australia.
In the midst of a successful two-game run to the final at the World Baseball Classic Qualifier, Team Australia catcher Allan de San Miguel added his own excitement to the tournament when he signed with the Kansas City Royals organisation.
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