A sold-out Gianni Falchi Stadium crowd in Bologna witnessed history asUnipolSai Bologna beat prevously undefeated L&D Amsterdam 8-0 on June 8, 2019 to regain possession of the European Champions Cupfrom the Dutch on Italian soil. UnipolSai Bologna starter Raoul Rivero(7.2 innings pitched, 4 hits, 1 walk and 14 strikeouts), recipient of an emotional...

University of Texas pitcher Matteo Bocchi threw two innings of scoreless relief with four strikeouts against Big 12 Conference rival Oklahoma Sooners to close out his Longhorn baseball career at UFCU Disch Falk Field in Austin on May 16, 2019. The deceptive right-hander served as a starter and a reliever for a total of 33 innings during the 2019 se...

Leading the Chicago Cubs Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies in home runs (4), RBI (16), slugging percentage (.806) and on-base plus slugging (1.206), Team Italy slugger Robel Garcia is currently third in batting average (.323). Playing second and third base defensively, the 26-year-old infielder is making his second attempt to break into MLB afte...

Team Italy put together back-to-back wins with victories over Grand Canyon University on March 25 and Paradise Valley Community College on March 27 at Mesa’s Hohokam Stadium. Leo ZileriAfter the dynamic pitching duo of Mattia Aldegheri and Alex Bassani worked in synergy to defeat the Grand Canyon University Antelopes by a score of 5 to 2, Azzurri m...

In the first of three afternoon exhibition games against a group of Oakland Athletics prospects, Team Italy tied the A’s minor league squad 5-5 at the Arizona spring training facility in Mesa on March 20, 2019. Azzurri manager Gilberto “Gibo” Gerali’s squad played well in the desert and nearly beat the prized Athletics. Team Italy showed strength a...

The Azzurri baseball squad arrived safely at Phoenix International Airport without bench coachAugusto Medina and infielder Erick Epifano for 2019 Spring Training at the Oakland AthleticsArizona complex in nearby Mesa. Team Italy manager Gilberto "Gibo" Gerali replaced Augusto Medina, who was stranded in Venezuela due to flight cancellations to and...

Not only did Azzurri manager Gilberto "Gibo" Gerali recently bring Team Italy to Arizona for the Instructional League Exhibition Series to play against MLB prospects, but many former and current Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) Academists also ventured out west during the month of October to showcase their talent. Led by Mauro Mazzotti...