Vilnius, Lithuania, December 28-29th; The Vilnius Cup, an annual New Years’ youth baseball tournament, fielded 12 teams from Lithuania, Poland, Belarus and Estonia this year. The host team Sporto Vilkai Vilnius came away with first place, defeating Brest Zubry-1 in the championship game 1-0.
The indoor tournament was a 2-day event, with a 3-group format. The top two teams from each group after 3 pool-play games advanced to the finals for places 1-6, while the bottom teams played for spots 7-12.
Of note for this year’s tournament was that one of the participating teams was an all-girl team from Vilnius; the team finished 8th in the tournament. The organizers were happy about the success of the tournament.
Below are the final results from the tournament:
Winners: Sporto Vilkai Vilnius (Lithuania)
Runners up: Brest Zubry-1 (Belarus)
3rd place: Skidel Sugar Storm (Belarus)
4th place: Kiila Panthers (Estonia)
5th place: Brest Zubry-2 (Belarus)
6th place: Dzialdowo Yankees (Poland
7th place: BC Vilnius 1 (Lithuania)
8th place: BC Vilnius Girls (Lithuania)
9th place: Kaunas Lituanica (Lithuania)
10th place: Radviliskis Begiai (Lithuania)
11th place: BC Vilnius 2 (Lithuania
12th place: Kauno Raj. Tigriukai (Lithuania)