THE BRONX - Elite Bronx baseball players are prepping for the City University of New York Athletic Conference Goodwill Tour in Italy.

Lehman College leftfielder Kareem Benjamin and Bronx Community College second baseman Jorge Rosado are among the five Bronx players who will make the trip from June 22 to July 5.

The players will compete against professional Italian teams and participate in youth clinics. The athletes will also visit historic sites such as the Vatican, the Roman Colosseum, Pompeii, Florence and Venice.