by World Baseball Softball Confederation, www.wbsc.org
The Israel Softball Association, in partnership with Ayelet (the Federation of Non-Olympic Competitive Sport in Israel), organized a Baseball5 Demonstration Tournament in Eilat, Israel, from 6-9 March, within the framework of the Ayelet Games.
Over 100 people from Israel, Great Britain, Denmark, Czech, Poland and Bulgaria tried the game directly next to the beach and the sea, under the supervision and instruction of Bulgarian National Team members, who explained the rules of Baseball5 before the games, advised the players and teams about both defensive and offensive tactics, and demonstrated their skills in the game.
Adults and youth teams played a total of 21 competitive games, including 9 with the participation of Bulgaria National Team, Baseball5 Balkan Champions in 2018. Besides, spectators, Ayelet staff members and athletes from other sports participated in eight demonstration games, allowing them to enjoy a successful first-ever baseball softball experience, through the new WBSC street discipline.
The Baseball5 field was set up in the promenade of Eliat, a beautiful resort town on the Red Sea, located 248 kms away from Jerusalem, right at the southern tip of Israel.