03/08/2023 1 Minute Read

Delwende, Les Tigresses defend Burkina Faso Interleague Cup baseball and softball titles

Delwende beat Koudougou in the men’s baseball final, while Les Tigresses defeated Silures in the women’s softball finale.

The Burkina Faso men’s baseball and women’s softball national championships, Interleague Cup 2023, concluded on Saturday, July 29, at the national federation grounds in Balkuy.

Multiple national titlists Delwende Baseball Club of Gounghin defended their Interleague Cup title with a 15-1 win over long-time rivals Koudougou Baseball Club.

In the third-place game, Silures of Bobo bagged the win after beating Avenir Baseball Club of Fada. Ziniare Baseball finished in fifth place.

Meanwhile, Les Tigresses of Ouaga defeated the team of Silures in the women’s softball final. The Ouaga-based squad capped the third inning with a 10-0 scoreline, retaining the national title.

Delwende’s Moussa Sanfo and Les Tigresses’ Gue Sabine were named Best Players of the Interleague Cup.

His Excellency Kato Masaki, Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Burkina Faso, graced the formal handover ceremony, where 1,566 items of baseball equipment were donated to the Burkina Faso Baseball and Softball Federation.

The sport equipment was received last February from Mr Ogassawara of the Chunichi Dragons Club to help the national federation’s promotion of the sport in the country.

The event was supported by Minister of Sports, Youth and Employment Boubacar Savadogo, Witti Finances Burkina Faso managing director Joel Ky, JICA, Ringo Africa, Royal Eagle, Tiendrebeogo and Brothers, Golden Style, K-RISM, Emprint Professional Training Centre, StarGym and the Burkina Faso media.