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CROUSE, ZEID TO REPRESENT BEES IN 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC

22 ATLANTIC LEAGUE PLAYERS & ALUMNI NAMED TO WBC ROSTERS
 
(Denver, CO, Feb. 10, 2017) – 22 players who have played in the Atlantic League will be representing countries in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, according to the 16 team rosters announced by Major League Baseball.
 
“Players from around the world have seen their careers pass through the Atlantic League throughout our first 19 seasons,” said League President Rick White. “We are excited to see them playing for their countries in this world-class tournament and wish them all the best of luck. This underscores the high quality of competition and phenomenal level of talent in the ALPB.”
 
The following is a list of Atlantic League alumni who will be taking part in the World Baseball Classic, including which country they will be representing and which ALPB team(s) they previously played for:
 
POOL A (SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA)
POOL C (MIAMI, FLORIDA)
Chinese Taipei
INF Chin-Lung Hu (Southern Maryland)
LHP Fu-Te Ni (Lancaster, Camden)
RHP Chien-Ming Wang (Southern Maryland)
 
Israel
LHP Jeremy Bleich (Somerset)
RHP Danny Burawa (Long Island)
INF Nate Freiman (Long Island)
OF Blake Gailen (Lancaster)
RHP Tyler Herron (Somerset)
RHP Josh Zeid (New Britain)
Canada
LHP Andrew Albers (Lancaster)
OF Michael Crouse (Lancaster, New Britain)
OF Rene Tosoni (Sugar Land)
POOL B (TOKYO, JAPAN)
POOL D (GUADALAJARA, MEXICO)
Australia
C Allan De San Miguel (Southern Maryland)
INF Luke Hughes (Lancaster)
RHP Chris Oxspring (Somerset)
Italy
RHP Frank DeJiulio Jr. (Long Island, Bridgeport)
RHP Mike DeMark (York)
 
Puerto Rico
LHP Andrew Barbosa (Long Island)
RHP Jose De La Torre (Somerset)
RHP Miguel Mejia (Bridgeport)
C Rene Rivera (Camden)
LHP J.C. Romero (Long Island)
 
Pool play will begin on March 6 in the four respective host sitessites. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the second round of the tournament, which will be held in Tokyo from March 11-16 and San Diego from March 14-19. The final four teams will then take the field at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles between March 20 and 22 to determine the World Baseball Classic champion.Visit www.worldbaseballclassic.com for more information.
 
About the New Britain Bees
 
The New Britain Bees are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, playing all home games at New Britain Stadium. Season Tickets and Mini-Plans for the 2017 season are available by calling 860-826-BEES (2337), online at NBBees.com, or by visiting the New Britain Bees’ Front Office.
 
About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
 
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population. 
 
For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.
 
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