Africa: Benin crowns five-on-five Baseball5 national champions

Africa: Benin crowns five-on-five Baseball5 national champions
23/02/2022
Galaxie Baseball Club won the adult category, while Privileges Baseball Club won amongst the juniors.

Galaxie Baseball Club and Privileges Baseball Club won the Benin Baseball5 National Championships 2022. Galaxie won in the adult category, while Privileges won in the junior age bracket.

The Benin Baseball and Softball Federation hosted the tournament at the Stade de l'amitié General Mathieu Kerekou in Cotonou.

Seven teams participated in the adult category: Galaxie, Real Baseball in Benin, Challenger, Youth Service, Iroko, Bohicon and Scorpion.

Galaxie defeated Real Baseball in Benin in the final, 11-0.

Six teams participated in the junior category: Game Time, Yankees, Black Stars, Privileges, Rangers and Challenger.

Privileges defeated Black Stars in the final, 22-11.

The launch of an urban, five-on-five discipline has been a boost to baseball and softball's global development, particularly in target regions like Africa and Europe.

Requiring only a ball to play, Baseball5 will make its Youth Olympic Games debut at Dakar 2026 in Senegal.