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The Golden Homes Black Sox have moved a step closer to the Tradestaff WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup by naming 28 athletes to attend a series of trail games next month.
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Head Coach Mark Sorenson will activate four trials over the 15th and 16th of October at Rosedale Park, Albany to assess the top talent in the country. Following this event, the Tradestaff NFC will start on Friday in Christchurch and players from outside of the trial can still play their way into the final team through performance at this event.

The Black Sox have a busy schedule leading into the world cup with four significant events to prepare them before taking on the world at the Tradestaff WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup.
  • Golden Homes Black Sox Trial 
    • 15 - 16 Oct 2022, North Harbour, Rosedale Park
  • Tradestaff National Fastpitch Championship 
    • 21 - 24 Oct 2022, Canterbury Mizuno Ballpark
  • Golden Homes Black Sox Invitational Club Challenge 
    • 4 - 6 Nov 2022, North Harbour, Rosedale Park
  • Tradestaff International Invitation Series 
    • 18 - 20 Nov 2022, Manawatū, Colquhoun Park
The 28 trialists are: 
Pita Rona, Te Kirika Cooper-Nicola (North Harbour), Alfons Oveinikovas, Ben Enoka, Bradley Bennett, Campbell Enoka, Cole Evans, Connor Peden, Daniel Chapman, Liam Twigden, Rhys Evans, Seth Gibson, Taine Slaughter, Thomas Enoka (Auckland), Ben Watts, Callum Bishop, Jackson Watt, Cameron Watts (Canterbury), Dante Makea-Matakatea, Jayden Stratford, Jerome Raemaki, Josh Pettett, Reilly Makea, Te Wera Bishop, Zac Boyd (Wellington), Joel Evans, Tane Mumu (Hutt Valley), Zane Van Lieshout (New South Wales, Australia)