XXIX U-18 Baseball World Cup 2019

30/08/2019 - 08/09/2019

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Media Advisory: USA Baseball, World Baseball Softball Confederation to host joint press conference


SARASOTA BRADENTON, Florida, USA – Members of the media are encouraged to attend a joint press conference hosted by USA Baseball and the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) on Tuesday, March 5 at 9 a.m. EST at the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota Bradenton, Florida.

The press conference will be streamed via Facebook Live on USA Baseball and the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s official Facebook pages.

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 5 at 9 a.m. EST

WHERE:  Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail. Sarasota Bradenton, FL 34243


  • Riccardo Fraccari, World Baseball Softball Confederation President   
  • Mike Gaski, USA Baseball President   
  • Paul Seiler, USA Baseball Executive Director/CEO
  • Virginia Haley, Visit Sarasota County President
  • Sean Walter, Bradenton Area Sports Commission Director of Sports
  • George Grande, Cincinnati Reds Broadcaster (moderator)

RSVP: Media may RSVP for the press conference by clicking here.

Breakfast will be provided to guests and media beginning at 8 a.m. EST.

About USA Baseball

USA Baseball is the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee and the World Baseball Softball Confederation.  The organization selects and trains the World Baseball Classic, Olympic, Premier12 and Pan Am teams (and all other USA Baseball Professional Teams); the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team; the USA Baseball 18U, 15U and 12U National Teams; and the USA Baseball Women’s National Team, all of which participate in various international competitions each year.  The organization is responsible for the continued proliferation and health of the sport, and leads a number of amateur initiatives including PLAYBALL and Pitch Smart.  USA Baseball also presents the Golden Spikes Award annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country.  For more information, please visit the organization’s official websites: USABaseball.com, GoldenSpikesAward.com, PLAYBALL.org, PitchSmart.org, SportDev.org, and USABaseballShop.com.

About the World Baseball Softball Confederation

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland — the Olympic Capital — the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. WBSC has 206 National Federation and Associate Members in 135 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually.

The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Softball World Cups, Softball World Championships (Men, Women, U-19 Men, and U-19 Women), Premier12, World Baseball Classic, and Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women’s), as well as baseball and softball events at the Olympic Games.

For more information, visit www.wbsc.org, which is available six languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.