by Latvian Baseball Federation
This year’s baseball season in Latvia has come to an end with the team Riga Lions becoming Latvian Baseball Champions 2010. They defeated Riga Diamonds/Latvian University in an exciting final series 3-0 (7-5, 11-1 (7), 15-11 (10)). This was the fourth time in a row these two teams played in the final series and now both have two championship titles.
This year Latvian Baseball Federation continued to organize two leagues. The 1st league had 4 teams with more experience. The 2nd league was more open to newcomers and new teams with the level of play not as high and it turned out to be a success. A total of 6 teams participated in the tournament (3 of those farm teams) with the farm team of this year’s Champions Riga Lions-2 capturing the 2nd league title by defeating Valmiera Patronas in the final game.
A total of 10 teams took part in both leagues which is a big increase from last year’s 6 teams and shows that the sport is slowly growing in Latvia.
More info on Latvian Baseball available at www.beisbols.lv