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2013 Sri Lanka Baseball Classic Set for this Weekend

2013 Sri Lanka Baseball Classic Set for this Weekend

The 2013 Sri Lanka Baseball Classic will be played this weekend. Six teams will compete for the title this year at the new Japan Sri Lanka Friendship Baseball Ground.

The top 100 players in Sri Lanka will be on hand to battle it out. The Sri Lanka Amateur Baseball Softball Association is putting on the tournament and has invited Major League Baseball to send representatives to see the top talent in the country.

The six teams competing are the Green Wolves, Black Hawks, Golden Lions, Red Scorpions, Blue Sharks, and White Stalions. Each team is led by an experience coach. Attractive cash prizes will be awarded for the top two teams, along with top player awards.

The opening ceremony will be September 19 at 8:30 am and will be attended by all six teams. The first pitch will be delivered by Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayewardena.

For more information on baseball in Sri Lanka, visit the Sri Lanka Amateur Baseball Softball Association Website.

2013 Sri Lanka Baseball Classic Schedule:

Group A
Thursday September 19
9:00 am Golden Lions vs Red Scorpions
3:00 pm Green Wolves vs Golden Lions

Friday September 20
12:00 pm Green Wolves vs Red Scorpions

Group B
Thursday September 19
12:00 pm Black Hawks vs White Stalions

Friday September 20
9:00 am Blue Sharks vs Black Hawks
3:00 pm Blue Sharks vs White Stalions

About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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