The CompassMarkets.com Sydney Blue Sox (12-19) have named their roster for the upcoming home series, as they contest the Hume Highway Cup against the visiting Canberra Elite Cavalry (17-15).
Trevor Foss, Luke Wilkins, Craig Anderson, Chris Oxspring, Todd Van Steensel, Sven Schueller, Josh Guyer, Gyoung-wan Lim, Vaughan Harris, Aaron Sookee, Yuki Katayama, Oliver Howitt*.
Guy Edmonds, Jake Webster, Josh Dean, Ryo Nishimura, Jacob Younis, Tucker Neuhaus, Alex Howe, Malik Collymore, Michael Campbell, Stone Garrett, Josh Strong, Harry Fullerton*, Shane Kelleher*, Ben Tsui*.
Milwaukee Brewers prospect, Tucker Neuhaus, has been on fire at the plate in the new year. The Blue Sox infielder has been hitting .404 since Christmas, with seven doubles and 12 RBI's.
"I've been getting some productive at-bats, which has been good," Neuhaus said.
"The main thing, however, is helping the team get the wins."
On the back of a 2-1 series result in Brisbane (with one postponed game), Blue Sox manager Jason Pospishil knows that the time is now for the home side.
"Our play-off aspirations are in our own hands, so I don't think we have to reiterate how important this series is for us," Pospishil stated.
"We have played well at home this season so we will look to continue that trend this week."
The Hume Highway Cup commences this Friday at 7:30pm at Blue Sox Stadium.
Sydney Blue Sox vs. Canberra Cavalry | Blue Sox Stadium
Game 1 - Friday January 20th 2017 - 7:30pm
Game 2 - Saturday January 21st 2017 - 4:00pm
Game 3 - Saturday January 21st 2017 - 7:00pm
Game 4 - Sunday January 22nd 2017 - 4:00pm
All times shown are Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time
* Denotes Development Player