Baseball5 key to development in Uganda

Baseball5 key to development in Uganda

The daily newspaper Monitor calls baseball/softball “a very interesting game” but with high costs involved. According to the local association President Kasozi, the five-on-five street version will help solve some of the challenges

Uganda launched Baseball5 on Saturday, 7 April, in a 4 team event at the National Baseball Stadium in Gayaza (Wakiso District). The teams played 5 innings under the supervision of 10 local coaches and 2 volunteers from Japan.

After the games, the organizers opened a Question and Answer session. A selection of the most important issues that were raised was forwarded to WBSC Technical Committee.

The National Daily newspaper The Monitor commented the launch of Baseball5: “Much as baseball is a very interesting game and many people dream of playing it, or making it to the prestigious Major Leagues, their dreams shattered by the cost involved…according to the Uganda Baseball Softball Association Dennis Kasozi, Baseball5 will help the association solve some of the challenges that have rattled the game’s development until now”.

Baseball was introduced in Uganda in 1989.

On Tuesday, April 10, Baseball5 was introduced at St Peters Nsambya Secondary School. The 30 players involved were guided by 3 coaches.

Baseball5 is a new five-on-five, five-inning street version of the game of Baseball/Softball that can be played anywhere.

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