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Balls for Africa

SABU Snubs USA Baseball's Offer of Assistance

The USA 15U Baseball team participating in the 15U Baseball World Cup had embraced the Going to Bat Foundation's "Balls for Africa" campaign and generously agreed to donate all their competition baseballs used in the event to the South Africa team to be used in the development program back in their home country.

Arrangements were made for balls to be handed to the South African team as they departed Mazatlan Airport. Balls were to be distributed amongst the team with the Going to Bat Foundation offering to pay any extra weight penalties. Apparently this generous offer was vetoed by the Head of Delegation Roderick Siljeur, without even the courtesy of a phone call to USA Baseball, ostensibly because he asserted that "proper protocol" was not followed but more likely because the President of the Going to Bat Foundation, Keith Lovegrove has been highly critical of SABU and the regression of baseball development in South Africa.

The Going to Bat Foundation has apologized to USA Baseball and will now return its focus to the USA inner cities.


Kieran Lovegrove

A World of Experience at Such a Young Age

It's a long journey for any ball player to reach the Major Leagues, but for Kieran Lovegrove the journey is even a little longer.

Lovegrove was born in Johannesburg, South Africa - a region of the world that does not have the strongest baseball following or level of play. When Lovegrove was just five years old, his family moved he and his sister to California and his love of baseball was discovered and flourished.
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Rown Ebersohn Minnesota Twins
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Powerful Lefty Joins the Ranks of South African Pros

Rowan Ebersohn signed as an undrafted free agent with the Minnesota Twins (July 2014). In 2013 Rowan represented the South Africa U18 side in a series against Great Britain. Rowan was also selected to represent South Africa in the 2012 World Baseball Classic Qualifier. Rowan received the award for Junior Sportsperson of the Year at the Benoni Northerns Sports Club’s annual awards in 2013. 


Baseball South Africa 15U team
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South African Team Announced for 15U World Cup

U-15 Baseball World Cup – which will be staged from 31-July to 10-August in Baja California Sur, Mexico, and features ten of the top fifteen countries in the world
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15U Baseball World Cup

What will the Scouts be Looking for at the 15U World Cup?

Scouts will be there in large numbers, representing all 30 Major League clubs. Give them something to write home about. More Information


Baseballs Chatterbox Pitch in for Baseball

Crusaders and Chatterbox Secure Sponsorship from Pitch in for Baseball, USA.

Crusaders Baseball Clubs Grant Robertson's initiative led the way in securing a sponsorship of used baseball equipment from Pitch in for Baseball, USA. Chatterbox's Michael Ward coordinated the shipping of the equipment and arranged an additional sponsorship for the Devonshire Rovers Baseball Club. More Information

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Mandela Plaque

Yankees unveil plaque for Nelson Mandela

The grandson of South Africa’s first black president, Zondwa Mandela, and Robinson’s widow, Rachel, helped unveil a plaque commemorating Mandela’s 1990 speech at the old Yankee Stadium. Also in attendance was Baseball South Africa's ardent supporter and champion Michael Ward. More Information


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Durban Teen joins the ranks of South African pros

Callan Pearce hails from Glenwood High School in Durban, South Africa and excelled as a multi-sport, playing cricket, softball and field hockey. Callan was signed to a multi-year contract by the Minnesota Twins where he joins countryman Hein Robb.

Callan keeps the number of South African born professionals at eight after Robert Lewis-Walker was released by the Concinnati Reds


U-Can Youth Development Programme
THE U-CAN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PRORAMME
Pioneered by The Baseball Academy in Cape Town, and managed by community leaders from the region, the U-CAN programme offers youth from deprived areas of Cape Town a family-oriented sports & development environment to spent time outside of school. More Information

 


Sabermetrics

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Scouting Guidelines - the Tools of a Major league Baseball Player

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We Need You! South African Baseball

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Kyle Botha lifts Dylan DeMeyer after SA beats France

All the pictures from South Africa in the World Baseball Classic Qualifier.

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World Baseball Classic Qualifyier Opening Ceremony
World Baseball Classic Qualifier Opening Ceremony
A look back at South Africa in the World Baseball Classic Qualifier

South African Baseball Team WBCQ
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South African Baseball team for the World Baseball lassic Qualifier in Jupiter, Florida September 17, 2012

South Africa Baseball Team
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South African Baseball team braves the humidity in Vero Beach Florida as they prepare for the WBC. Send you favorite player a message on Facebook

South Africa World Baseball Classic Qualifier
Gavin Jeffries, Dylan Unsworth, Alessio Angelucci, Brandon Bouillon and Kieran Lovegrove (Hobie Hiler)

A whole new ballgame: South African national team enjoying its training time at the Vero Beach Sports Village

VERO BEACH - The South African national baseball team is enjoying the experience of training at an American professional baseball facility.


World Baseball Classic Qualifier South Africa announces its team for the 2012 World Baseball Classic Qualifier

Cape Town

MLB African Academy to be held in Cape Town

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