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2014-12-23

South Africa are the Champions of Africa
By Baseball South Africa



South Africa will represent Africa in the IBAF 2015 U18 World Cup after winning the Africa Qualifiers at the Meru University of Science and Technology, Meru, Kenya. The South African 17U team beat Uganda 4-1 runs in a strongly contested final. Uganda got silver while Tanzania beat Kenya 25-13 in the consolation game.
The 18U Baseball World Cup is arguably the most competitive and best represented international competition in all of baseball. The elite world championship event has featured superstars like Canada’s Brett Lawrie, Japan’s Yu Darvish and Shohei Ohtani, South Korea’s Shin-soo Choo, Cuba’s Yasiel Puig and Aroldis Chapman, and USA’s Clayton Kershaw, Justin Upton and Buster Posey, among countless others – and which, in 2013, had a potential broadcast reach of 144 million homes and potential online/mobile reach of 20 million.