BSUK hosts second annual primary baseball tournament in Manchester

Thu 4 Jul 2019

On Tuesday 2 July, BaseballSoftballUK hosted the second annual Trafford Primary Baseball Tournament at Urmston Grammar School in Manchester.

Four teams from three primary schools took part, each playing three one-inning games where every player batted.  The tournament was coach-pitched, and after three strikes players were able to hit from the tee, giving every single child a chance to succeed at bat.


Results

With two wins and a draw, English Martyrs 2 won the tournament, with Urmston Juniors a close second with two wins and one loss.  

All four teams have been coached in school since April in a mixture of curriculum and extra-curricular baseball sessions, but for most of the children this tournament gave them their first opportunity to play competitive games.

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BaseballSoftballUK North West Coach Linni Mitchell said, “Since April over 200 children have participated in school baseball sessions across the three schools who competed today, and it was fantastic to see 40 enthusiastic players participating in the tournament.  Judging by the excitement on all of their faces, I think they really enjoyed it.  There’s a real buzz around baseball following the MLB London Series and we’re hoping we can build on that and engage with more primary and secondary schools in the future.”

Regional Development Manager Luis Arrevillagas added, “Last year we ran a friendly game for two local primary schools.  This year we had four teams in the tournament and next year we are planning to make this tournament bigger and better, with more medals, more coaches and even a home run fence!  It was fantastic to see so many parents and siblings lining the field to support their school teams, cheering for all of the children, and that gave the event a lovely atmosphere.”

Anyone interested in baseball/softball delivery in a primary or secondary school in the North West should contact Luis Arrevillagas on: LA@BSUK.com.

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