The CompassMarkets.com Sydney Blue Sox (9-11) have named their roster for part two of the back-to-back series against Melbourne Aces (15-5), commencing on Thursday night at Blue Sox Stadium.
Trevor Foss, Luke Wilkins, Craig Anderson, Yuki Katayama, Sven Schueller, Josh Guyer, Gyoung-Wan Lim, Todd Van Steensel, Todd Grattan, Vaughan Harris, Aaron Sookee, Alex Osborne*
Trent D'Antonio, Guy Edmonds, Josh Dean, Ryo Nishimura, Jacob Younis, Tucker Neuhaus, Michael Campbell, Malik Collymore, Stone Garrett, Joshua Strong, Jake Webster, Shane Kelleher*, Harry Fullerton*, Jake Amos*
Last series the Blue Sox were up against the Melbourne Aces on the road, dropping all four games on the road trip. This weekend they hope to come back with a win on home soil and continue their strong home record of 8-4.
The Aces are still currently holding the lead of the competition. The players are returning back from the Christmas break, with a strong contingent back after being a part of the ABL All Star Game. Melbourne had 12 players selected while the Blue Sox had seven.
The Blue Sox welcome two new overseas stars from the Japanese Amateur Baseball Association (JABA). Pitcher Yuti Katayama and infielder Ryo Nishimura, who will take the place of Ryo Yoshikoshi and Hiroki Yamazaki.
Sydney Blue Sox vs. Melbourne Aces | December 29th - 1st January
Blue Sox Stadium
Game 1 - Thursday December 29th 2016 - 7:30pm
Game 2 - Friday December 30th 2016 - 7:30pm
Game 3 - Saturday December 31st 2016 - 6:30pm
Game 4 - Sunday January 1st 2017 - 1:00pm
For more information visit www.sydneybluesox.com.au
All time shown are Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time
* Denotes Development Player