South African Baseball Announces Additional Players for National U15 Elite Training Squad

In an exciting development for South African Baseball, twenty new players have been added to the National U15 Elite Training Squad (ETS). These promising athletes will join their teammates who are currently gearing up for the WBSC Africa U15 Championship. The ultimate goal is to secure a spot in the 2024 WBSC U-15 World Cup, scheduled to be held in Hong Kong next year.

The announcement comes as South Africa intensifies its efforts to bolster its baseball talent at the youth level. The newly added players will undergo rigorous training and preparation under the guidance of the South African Baseball Union (SABU) in each province.

The WBSC U15 Africa Championship holds significant weight as it serves as the qualifying tournament for the main WBSC U15 World Cup event. Should South Africa emerge victorious in the continental championship, it would earn them the right to compete on the global stage.

What makes this opportunity even more enticing is the prospect for all players, including those in the National Team, Elite Training Squad, and provincial representatives, to be considered for selection in the prestigious World Cup Team.

The coaching staff, in collaboration with the selection panel, will closely monitor the progress of the players during the Elite Training Squad sessions. Additionally, player performance will be evaluated at the National Baseball Championship (NBC) before finalizing the roster for the WBSC U15 World Cup event.

Here are the twenty talented players who have been added to the National U15 Elite Training Squad:

• Shakib Abrahams – Eastern Cape
• John Adams – Gauteng
• Pitsi Bokang – Limpopo
• Caleb Boniface – Western Cape
• Jaun Paul Conradie – Western Cape
• Sean Cupido – Western Cape
• Declan Esterhuizen – Gauteng
• Ethan Foley – Gauteng
• Julian Klaasen – Western Cape
• Marc-Baron Lekay – Western Cape
• Riley Long – Gauteng
• Dikgale Luba – Limpopo
• Maeta Matsobane – Limpopo
• Mamba Mogau – Limpopo
• Johannes Nkoana – Limpopo
• Oratile Ramabopa – Limpopo
• Godfrey Sesebedi – Limpopo
• Ethan Visser – Gauteng
• Tatum White – Gauteng
• Schalk Willemse – Eastern Cape

As South Africa aspires to make a mark on the international baseball scene, the inclusion of these talented players in the Elite Training Squad is a testament to the nation’s commitment to nurturing and developing its baseball stars of the future. All eyes are now on the upcoming championships as South Africa aims for success and qualification for the WBSC U15 World Cup in 2024.

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South African Baseball Announces Additional Players for National U15 Elite Training Squad

In an exciting development for South African Baseball, twenty new players have been added to the National U15 Elite Training Squad (ETS). These promising athletes will join their teammates who are currently gearing up for the WBSC Africa U15 Championship. The ultimate goal is to secure a spot in the 2024 WBSC U-15 World Cup, scheduled to be held in Hong Kong next year.

The announcement comes as South Africa intensifies its efforts to bolster its baseball talent at the youth level. The newly added players will undergo rigorous training and preparation under the guidance of the South African Baseball Union (SABU) in each province.

The WBSC U15 Africa Championship holds significant weight as it serves as the qualifying tournament for the main WBSC U15 World Cup event. Should South Africa emerge victorious in the continental championship, it would earn them the right to compete on the global stage.

What makes this opportunity even more enticing is the prospect for all players, including those in the National Team, Elite Training Squad, and provincial representatives, to be considered for selection in the prestigious World Cup Team.

The coaching staff, in collaboration with the selection panel, will closely monitor the progress of the players during the Elite Training Squad sessions. Additionally, player performance will be evaluated at the National Baseball Championship (NBC) before finalizing the roster for the WBSC U15 World Cup event.

Here are the twenty talented players who have been added to the National U15 Elite Training Squad:

• Shakib Abrahams – Eastern Cape
• John Adams – Gauteng
• Pitsi Bokang – Limpopo
• Caleb Boniface – Western Cape
• Jaun Paul Conradie – Western Cape
• Sean Cupido – Western Cape
• Declan Esterhuizen – Gauteng
• Ethan Foley – Gauteng
• Julian Klaasen – Western Cape
• Marc-Baron Lekay – Western Cape
• Riley Long – Gauteng
• Dikgale Luba – Limpopo
• Maeta Matsobane – Limpopo
• Mamba Mogau – Limpopo
• Johannes Nkoana – Limpopo
• Oratile Ramabopa – Limpopo
• Godfrey Sesebedi – Limpopo
• Ethan Visser – Gauteng
• Tatum White – Gauteng
• Schalk Willemse – Eastern Cape

As South Africa aspires to make a mark on the international baseball scene, the inclusion of these talented players in the Elite Training Squad is a testament to the nation’s commitment to nurturing and developing its baseball stars of the future. All eyes are now on the upcoming championships as South Africa aims for success and qualification for the WBSC U15 World Cup in 2024.

#SouthAfricanBaseball