The Roswell Invaders have accepted an invitation to participate in the World Baseball Challenge
The Roswell Invaders have accepted an invitation to participate in the World Baseball Challenge August 12-20 in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.
The Invaders schedule and all team information can be found at http://www.RoswellInvaders.com
The Invaders will replace a team from the Bahamas who were unable to make the trip.
Other teams in the 2016 field are from Canada, Japan and the United States.
The current incarnation of the event, beginning in 2009, has been held every two years at Prince George Citizen Field in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.
It is sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation, Baseball Canada and Baseball B.C.
In 2009 The United States National Collegiate Baseball Team defeated the German national team by a score of 8-1 in the final. Drew Pomeranz of the University of Mississippi pitched a one-hitter against the tournament's only European team. German starting pitcher Tim Henkenjohann was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
Team USA included several future Major League Baseball players, such as Trevor Bauer, Gerrit Cole, Yasmani Grandal, Sonny Gray, Kolten Wong and Pomeranz. Canada, British Columbia, the Axemen and the Bahamas finished in third through sixth place respectively.
In 2011 Cuban national baseball's B team defeated Chinese Taipei 10-5 in the final. The Cuban squad included future American League Rookie of the Year José Abreu.
In 2013 The Ciego de Ávila Tigres of the Cuban National Series defeated Japan's JX-Eneos 14-4 by mercy rule in the championship game. USA Baseball, with a roster featuring players from the Northwest Collegiate Baseball League, finished third in its return to the tournament.
2016 Field Manager Bryan Kloppe will serve as the manager of the Invaders.
The Roswell Invaders are members of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs which is an independent league with teams in Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Texas and Colorado.
The Invaders feature players that are 25 or under with two years or less professional experience.
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