Ahh, when these two nations get together to duke it out, you can expect... something. There aren't a lot of sports where these nations compete against each other directly although both made the FIFA World Cup this summer in Germany. This game is likely the only one that either team has a chance to win as they are stuck in Group D with Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.
Italy's manager Matt Galante will start Jason Grilli of Detroit. Australia manager Jon Deeble will start John Stephens.
Italy was able to fill its rosters with a few, for lack of a better word, ringers in Mike Piazza, Frank Menechino, and Frank Catalanotto. John Smoltz declined a spot for Italy as did David Delluci, but not Dustin Delucchi.
Australia has Justin Huber and Trent Durrington to lead the offense. And Dave Nilsson is back!