Baseball for the Blind: Italy champions set to be crowned, new league to open in Netherlands

Baseball for the Blind: Italy champions set to be crowned, new league to open in Netherlands
30/09/2021
The Fortitudo Bologna White Sox and Lampi Milano will play in the final on 3 October in Bologna.

The Fortitudo Bologna White Sox will face Lampi Milano on Sunday, 3 October, at Leoni Stadium in Bologna in the final of the 2021 Italian Baseball for the Blind League.

Bologna defeated defending champions Leonessa Brescia in the semifinal, 13-6. Sarwar Ghulam, a member of the WBSC Paralympic Commission dominated both defensively, seven assists, and offensively, 7-for-8, home run.

Lampi Milano beat Patrini Malnate, 10-9, at the end of a nine-inning thriller. Gaetano Casale played outstanding defense, completing 27 assists. He also had five hits and an RBI. Patrini stranded three runners in their final at-bat.

Baseball for the Blind clinic in Netherlands

On October 23rd , the WBSC Paralympic commission together with Italian Blind Baseball Association (AIBxC), the Dutch Federation and IKS (Iedereen Kan Sporten – a local association that promote sport for all) will launch Baseball for the Blind in Limburg (NED) near the border with Germany.

In September, instructors from the Italian Blind Baseball Association introduced seven coaches and seven visually impaired athletes to the fundamentals in Hungary.