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Swedish National Team to US

The Swedish National Team is off to the US May 16-28. Six Stockholm players are included.

While in the US the Swedish team will be taking part in extended Spring Training in Florida, taking on young minor league players from the Altanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, and Houston Astros. Afterwards they’ll be off to Wisconsin, to play teams in the Northwoods League, a summer league for college players.

The Stockholm players traveling to the US are last year’s Elite Division MVP Magnus Pilegård, last year’s best Swedish pitcher, Joachim Claesson, the brothers Björn and Peter Johannessen, Peter Diurlin, and teen pitching phenom Oscar Carlstedt, who threw a (seven inning, called for mercy rule) no-hittter last week in his pitching debut for this season.