The Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines will be holding tryouts fon Feb. 29 and March 1 for the Baseball5 Tournament slated to happen this April at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
According WBSC President Ricardo Fraccari, “Baseball5 is the new five-on-five, five inning street version of the game of Baseball/Softball that can be played anywhere. This faster urban discipline will help drive baseball and softball to new places not possible before.”
The tryouts, to be held at Rizal High School in Pasig City from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, are open to male and female players with a Philippine passport.
“This is the first ever WBSC Baseball5 World Cup and I am more than thrilled to announce that we are holding tryouts for this tournament. We are in search of new talent and I am confident that our pool of local players will show their mettle and make the country proud,” said ASAPHIL President Jean Henri Lhuillier.
The two categories at the tournament will be the Open Mixed Team and U15 Mixed Team composed of eight players made up of four male and four female players and two delegate/officials, who will be the coach and team manager. Players who would like to try for the U15 Mixed category must be born January 1, 2005 onwards.
The tournament that will be held in Malaysia is the first ever continental qualifier in the Baseball5 World Cup and all Asian members have been invited to participate. There will be two World Cup qualifiers, where teams can qualify for the 2020 World Cup slated to happen in Mexico in December of this year. Each country/territory can send one team per category and the Asian team who will be the champion in each category will be granted a spot in the World Cup.