6TH BFA tournament underway in USA

The sixth annual Baseball For All (BFA) tournament has commenced and expected to end tomorrow at the Ripken Experience Aberdeen Maryland turf in the United States of America.

The event has assembled about 600 girls with ages ranging from eight to 19 years from 50 baseball teams from the length and breadth of the host nation.

According to the organisers, the girls are expected to takes the field immediately after the opening ceremony held on Sunday.

The Founder of BFA, Justin Siegal said, the facility at the Ripken Experience was world-class and offers a ‘Big-league experience’ to all hoping to provide their athletes that experience.

BFA is an organization that empowers girls to play baseball by proving substantive opportunities for them to play, catch and lead.

It also exists to provide a level playing field for girls across America by addressing gender inequality in baseball circles.

The teams have been divided into seven categories namely U-10, U-12, U-14 (54/80), U-14U (60/90), U-16 and U-19 divisions.

The teams in the U-10 category are AZ Peaches, Roland Park, Philadelphia Dragons, Tri-state Trailblazers, Georgia Peaches, DC Force and Pawtucket Slaterettes.

The U-12 (46/60) field includes, New York Wonders, Boston Slammers Blue, DC Force and Pawtucket Slaterettes.

AZ Peaches, Chicago Scouts, DC Force, Seaboard Scrappers, Florida Bolts, Philadelphia Liberty, Boston Slammers Red, Georgia Peaches, San Diago Mustangs and East Bay Oaks will feature for the under 12(50/70) field measurement.

LA Monarchs, New York Wonders, East Bay Hurrcanes, Cleveland Warriors and Boston Slammers play each other in the under 14(54/80) field dimension while Driveline, DC Force, New York Wonders Baseball and East Bay Oaks clash in the under 14(60/90) pitch.

In the under 16 division, East Bay Oaks, Boston Slammers, Florida Bots, Maverick and DC Force will meet each other.

The under 19 division will feature teams like Reinas Baseball, DC Force, Boston Slammers, Midwest Huskies, New York Wonders, LA Monarch and Evolution Girls Baseball.

BY VICTOR A BUXTON

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