Taking on the Yanks
A TOURING American college team will take on Far North Coast baseball’s best young talent in two games on Baxter Field at Albert Park in Lismore tomorrow.
The team from Thous-and Oaks, the California Lutheran College, is stopping in Lismore on the way north to playthe Queensland Claxton Shield team at Mudgeer-aba next Tuesday.
All of the travelling US team are on college contacts and all are eventually hoping to play Major League baseball in the United States.
Two games will be played against the FNC Under-23 team, the first from 2pm and the sec-ond following at 4.30pm.
The Under-23s will be keen for the hit-out as they prepare for the inaugural Queensland State championship in Lismore from February 12 to 14.
With the return of an Australian Baseball League set down for later in the year, the younger age division is an area of development for the Queensland Rams program.
FNC has an array of talent including Jason Britt, Gus Daly, JJ Sexton, Matt Vidler and Ahren Baxter.
This core group have been stalwarts in the Timberjacks junior program for a decade.
It has been a number of years since the locals have taken on a US college side and they will need to be on their game to take a win.
FNC selection trials for the Under-23 championship will be held the next two Thursdays from 5.30pm at Albert Park. Inquiries to Jacob Anderson on 0401-767825
Team for tomorrow:
Jack Jeffries (Ballina) Nathan Daley Trent Clark Aaron Luckerhan Sam Keen Zac Keehn (Workers) Jeremy Sexton (Brothers) Matt Devine Jake Anderson Matt Vidler Jason Britt Ahren Baxter Gus Daly (Norths).