Baseball for the Blind: Brescia wins Italian championship

Baseball for the Blind: Brescia wins Italian championship
12/10/2020
Brescia topped Bologna, 13-5. Slugger Sarwar Ghulam powered the offense with five home runs.

Leonessa Brescia defeated the Fortitudo Bologna White Sox, 13-5, in the final played at Leoni stadium in Bologna to claim the 2020 Italian Baseball for the Blind Championship.

Both teams had slugging starts. Brescia scored five in the top of the second and Bologna came back with four in the bottom half of the frame.

Brescia, led by league phenom Sarwar Ghulam, who hit a record five home runs (6-for-7 with 8 RBIs overall), broke the score open in the top of the third with four more runs.

Filippo Agretti, a member of the Fortitudo Bologna roster that won their third consecutive Italian Baseball League (IBL) championship, threw out the ceremonial first pitch to kick off the final.

Cover photo is by Lauro Bassani/AIBxC