Author: Baseball Australia Media/Saturday, 13 February 2016/Categories: News, Southern Thunder, Emeralds
Australian Wallaby great, George Gregan will throw the ceremonial first pitch at Sunday's Final of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier (WBCQ) at Blue Sox Stadium.
Gregan, the all-time games record-holder for the Wallabies, will take position on the mound and hope to throw a strike to Team Australia catcher and Minnesota Twins affiliate Allan De San Miguel to start the Finals proceedings.
The Southern Thunder have shown great form during the Qualifier and will go into Sunday's Final undefeated, with wins over the Philippines (11-1) and South Africa (4-1). With the home side boasting a roster of superstars that includes 26 of the 28 man squad affiliated with Major League clubs and all having played at the Minor level or higher, the atmosphere around camp couldn't be higher.
Australia will take on the winner of tonight’s match up between South Africa and New Zealand at Blacktown, with the first pitch being thrown at 6.30pm. Tickets for tonight's game are still available and can be purchased at southernthunder.baseball.com.au
Sunday’s Final will commence at 2pm, with Gregan set to throw the first pitch at 1.50pm. Limited tickets still remain for Sunday’s final, and its suggested you pre purchase rather than trying to buy them at the gate. Head to southernthunder.baseball.com.au to secure your seat.
The winner of Sunday night’s final will qualify for the World Baseball Classic scheduled for March 2017. Get behind your Team Australia
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