Ibadan Excellers Win Little League Nigeria 2019 Baseball Tournament

Ibadan Excellers have emerged winners of the Little League Nigeria 2019 Baseball Tournament at the Oval Pitch Section of the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Ibadan Excellers prevailed over the Akure Owena team from Ondo State with a score of 12 to 5 to emerge winners of the 2019 edition of the United States (U.S.) Consulate-supported tournament.

Toluwani Hassan from Akure Owena team was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament.

U.S. Consulate Public Affairs Officer, Russell Brooks, who described the game as a favourite American pastime, noted that the U.S. Consulate is pleased to share an aspect of American culture with Nigerian youths, their parents and coaches who share a similar passion for the game.

According to him, baseball offers the youths an opportunity to learn valuable life-lessons, including the importance of teamwork, cooperation, communication and leadership skills.

In addition to playing and enjoying the game of baseball, Mr. Brooks encouraged the young players to take their academic pursuits seriously and stay off juvenile delinquencies.

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