South African Baseball5 Team Capped and Ready for Championship Glory

In a ceremony filled with anticipation and pride, the South African Baseball5 team was officially capped this week in Centurion, Pretoria, ahead of their departure for the WBSC Baseball5 Africa Championships in Praia, Cape Verde. The event saw the presence of Mr. Patrick van Niekerk, Vice President of South African Baseball, fellow South African Baseball executive committee member Ms. Lesley Cook, and members of the Gauteng Education Department, all showing their support for the team as they prepare to defend their title as the reigning champions of Africa.

Mr. Van Niekerk, reflecting on the occasion, shared, “We are extremely proud of the team and wish them the best as they go to defend their title.” This sentiment underscored the collective belief in the team’s capabilities and the significant progress South African Baseball has made on the international stage.

The capping ceremony not only marked the team’s readiness for the upcoming challenges but also celebrated the hard work and dedication of the players and coaching staff. The finalized roster, selected through provincial trials and comprehensive training camps, showcases a potent mix of experience and talent, promising a strong performance in the upcoming tournament.

As the South African Baseball5 team sets off with high hopes and the nation’s support, the journey ahead is about much more than just defending a championship. It’s about showcasing the spirit, skill, and unity of South African baseball on a global platform, with eyes set not only on the immediate challenge in Cape Verde but also on future aspirations, including the Baseball5 World Cup in Hong Kong and the 2026 Summer Youth Olympics in Dakar, Senegal.

With the backing of Mr. Van Niekerk, Ms. Cook, and the entire baseball community, the team is poised for success, ready to make their mark and continue South Africa’s proud tradition in the sport.

National Baseball5 Senior Team Roster:
– Louis Albertyn – Gauteng
– Sylvester Maredi – Limpopo
– Saville Van Rhyn – Western Cape
– Austin Jerry Mankga – Limpopo
– Chaunzel Bouwer – Gauteng
– Juanay Kleynhans – Western Cape
– Itumeleng Moreroa – Gauteng
– Bonolo Tlome – Gauteng

Coaching Staff:
– Americo Juma – Head Coach, Gauteng
– Hayley Scott-Maree – Assistant Coach/HOD, Gauteng

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South African Baseball5 Team Capped and Ready for Championship Glory

In a ceremony filled with anticipation and pride, the South African Baseball5 team was officially capped this week in Centurion, Pretoria, ahead of their departure for the WBSC Baseball5 Africa Championships in Praia, Cape Verde. The event saw the presence of Mr. Patrick van Niekerk, Vice President of South African Baseball, fellow South African Baseball executive committee member Ms. Lesley Cook, and members of the Gauteng Education Department, all showing their support for the team as they prepare to defend their title as the reigning champions of Africa.

Mr. Van Niekerk, reflecting on the occasion, shared, “We are extremely proud of the team and wish them the best as they go to defend their title.” This sentiment underscored the collective belief in the team’s capabilities and the significant progress South African Baseball has made on the international stage.

The capping ceremony not only marked the team’s readiness for the upcoming challenges but also celebrated the hard work and dedication of the players and coaching staff. The finalized roster, selected through provincial trials and comprehensive training camps, showcases a potent mix of experience and talent, promising a strong performance in the upcoming tournament.

As the South African Baseball5 team sets off with high hopes and the nation’s support, the journey ahead is about much more than just defending a championship. It’s about showcasing the spirit, skill, and unity of South African baseball on a global platform, with eyes set not only on the immediate challenge in Cape Verde but also on future aspirations, including the Baseball5 World Cup in Hong Kong and the 2026 Summer Youth Olympics in Dakar, Senegal.

With the backing of Mr. Van Niekerk, Ms. Cook, and the entire baseball community, the team is poised for success, ready to make their mark and continue South Africa’s proud tradition in the sport.

National Baseball5 Senior Team Roster:
– Louis Albertyn – Gauteng
– Sylvester Maredi – Limpopo
– Saville Van Rhyn – Western Cape
– Austin Jerry Mankga – Limpopo
– Chaunzel Bouwer – Gauteng
– Juanay Kleynhans – Western Cape
– Itumeleng Moreroa – Gauteng
– Bonolo Tlome – Gauteng

Coaching Staff:
– Americo Juma – Head Coach, Gauteng
– Hayley Scott-Maree – Assistant Coach/HOD, Gauteng

#SouthAfricanBaseball  #SouthAfricanBaseball5