As the Auckland Tuatara wrap up their open trials in Auckland today, manager Steve Mintz says that the organisation are thrilled with the turnout.
With the Tuatara coming into existence ahead of the new Australian Baseball League season, the Auckland side have been holding trials, hoping to find an undiscovered talent among New Zealand amateurs.
Speaking to 1 NEWS this morning, Mintz said that the trials have been a success.
"We've been very excited with the turnouts that we've had," he began.
"We've been able to find a handful of people that we think can help us.
"We're super excited about the people with the interest, the willingness to do the trials. For me, that speaks volumes about them - we're excited about everything that's happened the last couple of days."
The Tuatara will assemble as a team for the first time in November, ahead of their inaugural season.