by Alex Gorrin
Bulgaria won gold in baseball and coed slowpitch softball, while Greece won the womens’ fastpitch competition.
Here are the final standings and the results from the final game in each discipline:
Baseball Final Game: Bulgaria v Serbia 20:5
Baseball Final Standings:
Fastpitch Softball Final Game: Bulgaria v Greece 0:9
Fastpitch Softball Final Standings:
4. Bulgaria U-19
Coed Slowpitch Softball Final Game: Bulgaria v Serbia 18:7
Coed Slowpitch Softball Final Standings:
The tournament was a great success: we had great sunny weather, a lot of interesting games, attractive plays and technological innovations: we provided a platform for digital stats for the first time for this tournament (thanks to US-based GameChanger) and we also collaborated with a Bulgarian sports technology startup company to demonstrate the functions of a live physical and biometric condition tracking technology for the Bulgarian players during the opening day game against Serbia.
Most importantly, thanks to the great reaction and buzz surrounding the tournament, we were able to observe a juniors’ tournament on the day following the Balkan Championship (April 29) with a great attendance and a lot of children. We really hope to grow interest among the young generations.