by Andre Butnari
Ukranian baseball and softball Federation in cooperation with Kiev baseball Academy has organized in March new baseball Tournament – Ukraine School baseball League (indoor), in which this year played more than 20 schools of Ukraine ( Kiev, Kirovograd,Rivne,Iliychivsck,Chernivtsy).
This is a tournament for kids 9-11 years old.
In final round, which was played in Kiev (Pusha Voditsa) 28-29 march 2015, top 5 schools -winners of their region, played for medals of Tournaments.
school No. 1 (Rivne). Team’s MVP ( Malinovskii Maxim)
school No. 111 (Kiev). Team’s MVP ( Erofeev Dmitro)
school No. 1 “Mria” (Kirovograd). Team’s MVP ( Vasiliev Maxim)
school No. 7 (Iliichivsk). Team’s MVP ( Kovalichuk Oleg)
school No. 24 (Chernivtsy). Team’s MVP ( Kosovan Mihailo)
The Mannheim Tornados are replacing Mauro Schiavoni with Alexander Burkard. The 26-year-old is an American left-hander from Atlanta with an Italian passport. He played together with former German national team pitcher Martin Dewald at a college in the United States. With the Los Angeles Angels he reached High-A. This winter he played with the Perth Heat, winning the Australian Baseball League. Schiavoni originally was announced to come back for a second season in the German Baseball-Bundesliga. The Tornados celebrate their 40th anniversary this year and will host the German All-Star Game on July 12.
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