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The World Baseball Classic qualifying rounds begin Wednesday in Jupiter, FL and in Regensburg, Germany on Thursday and there are several former Cyclones who will represent their countries in the tournament.
Josh Satin and Jeff Kaplan, both members of the 2008 Cyclones, as well as Jeremy Gould (2011 & 2012) will represent Israel in Florida at the Spring Training Complex of the Cardinals and Marlins. They will take on France, South Africa and Spain in pool play.
The Germany pool, which begins play on Thursday, features the host country as well as Canada, the Czech Republic and Great Britain. Hamilton Bennett, from the 2010 Cyclones, will represent Great Britain despite calling South Carolina home. In addition, Emmanuel Garcia, Shawn Bowman and Jon Malo will represent Team Canada.