Ironwood Ridge standout Julian De Alva on Swiss National Team

Julian De Alva in Germany (Courtesy Photo)

Ironwood Ridge junior standout Julian De Alva joined the Swiss National Baseball team this week in Munich, Germany where the team is competing in the München – Haar Disciples Academy Turnier in preparation for the European Tournament to be held in August.

De Alva batted .372 for the Nighthawks this past spring with 13 RBI.


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