2006 Osaka, Japan

The tour to Osaka, Japan in 2006 was the first time we participated in the World boys baseball Tournament. We barely had enough players for a team and here we were in front of teams from all over the world. This was an impressive tournament with 16 teams participating.


Pool APool BPool CPool D
Fresno, USAAlameda, USASan Diego, USALos Angeles, USA
JapanTegu, JapanBrazilKansai, Japan
ChinaChinese TaipeiMexico VerdeSeoul, Korea
Mexico RojoABF, AustraliaItalySydney, Australia

2006 Roster

Jay AndrewsChad Blanch
Ryan BodycoteRhys Callaghan
Chris CrawfordMatt Dolan
Ryan FalconerSean Freeman
Ben LeesJames Maguire
Blake O’KeefeAlex Peck
Mitchell ScottScott Tyson
Beau SorbelloLachlan Starkey
Richard Ward

Tour Leader: Joe Hills
Head Coach: Rod Van Buizen
Coach: Andrew Ross

Side trips and activities included;
– Bullet train day trip to Hiroshima to visit the peace park and museum
– Koshien High School Tournament
– Mizuno Department store
– Osaka Castle
– Osaka aquarium
– Professional game at Osaka Dome
– Pre tournament games against local teams

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