Baseball wins at Marks Park Sports Club

The Gauteng U18A team squares off against Western Province U18 A team at the National Baseball Championships.

The junior division of the South African National Baseball Championships took place at Marks Park Sports Club, where the players passionately competed on the diamond to win for their province.

Close to 400 players participated in the four-day tournament from 8 to 11 April, that had them pitch, bat and field for their respective teams.

The final day of the tournament saw Gauteng U18A win 15–2 against Western Province A.

Helmets and bats ready for a great tournament.

Allen McCabe, chairperson of the Mustangs, Marks Park’s baseball club, said the tournament was fantastic.

“Everyone enjoyed themselves,” he said, mentioning that the team to beat was Western Province, as last year the province had won in all their age categories.

However, the left field win by Gauteng in the final was a great surprise to all who came out to watch.

McCabe added that the turnout was exceptional, adding that families came out in support of their teams and it was great to see them get immersed in the sport they all love so much.

Limpopo’s U12 team participate in the National Baseball Championships.

One of the teams that participated in the tournament was the U12 team from Limpopo. The team’s coach, Daniel Mokgehle said this was his team’s first tournament.

“The team only started playing together about two months ago,” he said.

Mokgehle added that for a team that had only had one camp to prepare and still managed to win two games, was great to see.

“It was the first time we participated in a tournament of this magnitude and I am very proud of them.”

 

Junior tournament top three:

U12

Third place: Western Province B

Second place: Western Province A

First place: Gauteng A.

U15

Third place: Western Province B

Second place: Gauteng A team

First place: Western Province.

U18

Third place: Gauteng B

Second place: Western Province A

First place: Gauteng A team.

Gauteng U18A team thank their supporters.

 

Gauteng U12 go head to head with the George U12 team.

 

Western Province U15 team placed first at the tournament.

 

Jeffwine Wesso plays for the U12 Eden team from George.

 

Western Province’s U18A team is placed second at the National Baseball Championships.

 

Gauteng U18B team placed third.

 

The Western Province team run off the field after their match.

 

Gauteng U18A team after their win at Marks Park Sports Club.

 

Gauteng U18A team (red shirts) congratulate the Western Province U18 team on a great game.

 

Gauteng U15A placed second at the National Baseball Championships.

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