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Alex Sambucci played for the Italian team in the 2006 World Junior Championship. He remained with them for the 2007 European Junior Championship, hitting .200/.360/.550 with 7 RBI in 5 games as they won Gold. He led the tourney in RBI and tied for the lead in both triples (2) and home runs (1). In 2008, he hit .303/.398/.521 in Serie A2 with 39 RBI and 35 runs in 35 games. During the 2008 European Junior Championship, Sambucci batted .412/.500/.647 with 5 runs and 8 RBI in five games as Italy won Silver. He was second in RBI behind Michael Stephan. He also played in the 2008 World Junior Championship and was in the 2008 MLB European Academy.
In 2009, Sambucci made it to the Italian Baseball League with Parma. He hit only .220/.279/.386 but went deep 5 times in 132 AB, leading his club. He was listed as one of Italy's potential players for the 2009 Baseball World Cup.