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South Africa Advances to European/Africa Cup

Monday, May 6th, 2019

There was not much doubt who would advance to the Europe/Africa Qualifier. They had to play the games anyway. In the championship match South Africa defeated Uganda 28-0. They had beaten them earlier in pool play 18-0. Uganda may have been the darlings of the Little League World Series a couple years ago, but they still have a ways to go before reaching the level of play of South Africa. The Europe/Africa qualifier will begin September 18-22 in Italy. And just as it was apparent that South Africa would win the Africa games, it is just as apparent that they will be outmatched against their European adversaries and not advance to the Olympics. But they still have to play the games.

South Africa catcher Kyle Botha was voted the MVP of the tournament. Third baseman Darren Boltman was identified as the top hitter. Now some major league team go out and sign these two players to minor league contracts.

Zimbabwe took 11 innings but beat Burkina Faso 17-16 in the third place game.

Final Two African Teams Determined for African Cup

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

The final two teams have been determined for the Africa Cup. Lesotho withdrew from the Africa Zone South Continental Qualifier, leaving only two teams to play, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The two will play to determine the seeding for the Africa Cup.

Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya have already qualified for the Africa Cup, which will be played May 1 to May 5. The winner of the Africa Cup will advance to the Europe/Africa Qualifier, with the winner of that event qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.

Uganda and Kenya Qualify for Africa Cup

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Uganda and Kenya both defeated Tanzania and advanced to the Africa Cup to be played in South Africa May 1-5. Burkina Faso and Nigeria were the first two countries to advance. The third Zonal playoffs will be played this weekend between the favorites South Africa, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. The winner of the Africa Cup (probably South Africa) will advance to Europe to attempt to qualify for the Olympics in 2020.

Kenya downed Tanzania 14-12. Uganda beat Tanzania 23-1. Uganda walloped four homeruns in the first inning in their win. They hit eight homeruns total, one an inside the park job. Kenya and Uganda play each other tomorrow for the seeding.

MLB World Select Team

Friday, September 28th, 2018

The World Select Team will be competing in the Arizona Fall Classic that will be held from October 10-14. There are 61 different teams competing in this event, including teams from Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Below are the names of the players from MLB World Select Team and the country they represent. A player from Uganda is participating.

Pitchers

Dennis Achidri (Uganda), Jiorgeny Casimiri (Netherlands), Daniele Di Monte (Italy), Liam Evans (Australia), Mathias Gonzalez (Ecuador), Jake Green (Australia), Lukas Hlouch (Czech Republic), Ky Jackson (Australia), Will Kortekaas (Australia), Luke Krkovski (Australia), Sebastian Munoz (Ecuador), Daniel Padysak (Czech Republic), Sue Sun (China), Angelo Wicklert (Netherlands)

Catchers

Ricardo Bertossi (Italy), Chris Burke (Australia), Fabian Kovacs (France)

Infielders

Travis Bazzana (Australia), Finn Bergmann (Germany), Denzel Bryson (Netherlands), Liam MacDonald (Australia), Luke November (South Africa), Delano Seiassa (Netherlands), Sunny Yang (China)

Outfielders

Jarrod Belbin (Australia), Paolo Brossier (France), Correze Nepia (New Zealand), Jaylin Rae (Australia), Brock Wells (Australia), Tyson Zamora (Australia), Ruendrick Piternella (Netherlands)

These players range in age from 16 to 20. Not only will they be performing before major league scouts, but also college scouts.

Japan Exports Baseball to Africa

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Volunteers from the Japan International Cooperation Agency have been going to places like Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Uganda and teaching the youth baseball. For many Africans, they may not be familiar with Clayton Kershaw, but they may soon know the name of Shohei Otani. You can read the full article at the link below:

Japan export of baseball to Africa

Little League World Series Update

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

A lot has happened in the Little League World Series since myworld posted the first day results. Uganda got shutout on one hit by Venezuela 7-0, Jose Castillo striking out 14. He also hit a homerun in the game. They were eliminated in their next game 5-0 by Taiwan. Taiwan eventually got bounced out by Mexico 11-0.

Mexico and Japan have advanced to the International championships while the Mid-Atlantic (Red Land Little League in Pennsylvania) and the Southwest (Pearland Little League in East Texas) will do battle in the United States division. Mexico had lost 3-1 in an earlier game to Japan. The Southwest will try to take revenge on the Mid-Atlantic for an earlier 3-0 loss.

Uganda Wins Opener in Little League World Series

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

The team of Uganda beat the baseball crazy Dominican Republic in the opening round of the Little League World Series 4-1. Francis Alemo pitched four innings and drove in two runs to give the Ugandans the win. Yaniel Arias struck out 13 for the Dominican Republic but it was not enough to get the victory. Yaniel walked three including leadoff hitter Joshua Olara, who scored two runs on a hit and two walks. Jovan Edaku pitched the last two innings to earn the save.

In other matches, Australia was beaten by Venezuela 5 - 2, Yeinier Fernandez slugging a three run homerun in the top of the sixth to break a 2-2 tie. Jake Burns hit a solo homerun in the fourth to tie the game for Australia, but took the loss in the sixth when he walked two hitters preceding the homerun. Blake Cavill struck out 10 in his start that lasted just 3.2 innings. The homerun by Fernandez gave himself the win. He worked the last two innings and struck out five of the six hitters he faced.

Daniel Zaragoza had the walkoff hit to give Mexico a 1-0 win over Canada. Zaragoza also pitched five innings, striking out 10, but Gerardo Lujano picked up the win after he struck out the side in his only inning of work in the top of the sixth. Matthew Wilkinson was almost unhittable for Canada striking out 16 hitters in his five innings of work, whiffing four hitters in the fifth.

Japan scored early to beat Taiwan 7-5, scoring six runs in the first two innings. Kengo Tomita collected three hits including two solo homeruns to contribute to the victory. Shingo Tomita also went deep for Japan. The Tomita’s drove in and scored four of the six runs, collecting five of the nine hits for Japan. Yen Cheng Yu went deep for Taiwan.

The Soutwest (Pearland, Texas) won a pitcher’s duel over the Northwest (Portland, Oregon) 1-0 in a game which saw only one hit by each team. A solo shot by Isaac Garcia in the fourth inning scored the only run in the game. He also got the last five outs, three of them on whiffs to seal the win. The homerun was the only hit given up by Dylan Maclean in his 5.2 innings of work. He struck out 12 and only walked one. Jarrett Tadlock also only allowed one hit in 4.1 innings.

The West (Bonita, California) scored 11 runs in the third to bury Great Lakes (Bowling Green, Kentucky) 14-2 in a game shortened to four innings by the slaughter rule. The West team slugged six homeruns in the game, including a grand slam by Nick Maldonado.

The Mid-Atlantic (Lewisberry, Pennsylvania) pounded the Midwest (Webb City, Missouri) 18-0 in another game shortened to four innings. The Mid-Atlantic scored all their runs in the second and third inning. Cole Wagner went 4-4 with five RBIs, all the runs driven in with a grand slam and a solo shot. Kaden Peifer also went deep and drove in four runs.

Alex Edmonson did not allow a hit in his six innings of work leading the Southeast (Taylors, South Carolina) to a 7-1 win over New England (Cranston, Rhode Island). He struck out 15 hitters and walked one. The walk was in the first inning and scored the only New England run. Two wild pitches advanced the runner to third and he scored on a strikeout that got past the catcher for a passed ball.

Little League World Series Regional Results

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Asia Pacific

Tung Yuan Little League, Taipei City, Taiwan

Australia

Cronulla Little League, Sydney

Caribbean

Los Bravos de Pontezuela Little League, Santiago de los Caballero, Dominican Republic

Europe/Africa

AVRS Secondary School Little League, Kampala, Uganda

Japan

Tokyo Kitasuna Little League, Tokyo

Latin America

Cardenales Little League, Barquisimeto, Venezuela

Mexico

Seguro Social Little League, Mexicali Baja California

The United States regionals and Canada do not play their tournaments until the beginning of August. The Little League World Series does not begin until August 20-30.

For the results of the regionals you can go here:

Little League Regional Results

Czech Republic Defeats Uganda to Advance to Little League World Series

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The Czech Republic (South Moravia) defeated Uganda 7-3 to qualify for the Little League World Series. It will be the second straight appearance for the Czechs in the Little League World Series. Uganda had earlier defeated the Czech Republic 10-0. The championship match was the third meeting between the two clubs since the Czechs had defeated them earlier 7-5 to knock Uganda to the losers bracket and require Uganda to beat them twice to advance.

Uganda defeated a United States German military team 11-0 to send them to the losers bracket. A team from the United Kingdom eventually eliminated the United States German team with an 8-3 win.

The only team Uganda lost to was the strong Czech team. Uganda eliminated Italy 12-2, whose only two losses in the tournament was to Uganda. Italy had to fight their way up through the losers bracket after their opening round loss to Uganda 10-0. They beat Lithuania 12-0, the Netherland 8-6 and the United Kingdom 13-6. The game against Uganda was the finals of the loser’s bracket.

South Africa 18 and under Champions in Africa

Friday, January 30th, 2015

The tournament was hosted in Meru, Kenya. South Africa won the 18 and under division by beating a Uganda team 4-1. Tanzania won the bronze by beating the hosts Kenya 25-13. It was the first ever appearance by Tanzania in a baseball tournament and the first time Kenya has hosted a baseball tournament.

This qualifies South Africa for the 18 and under tournament to be played in Japan at the historic Koshien stadium in August/September of this year. The schedule is dependent on the schedule of the pro team the Hanshin Tigers who play their games at the stadium.

A youtube clip of the event can be found below:

tournament