Santo Domingo, DR.- With a total of 43 teams the Dominican Baseball Federation Inc., (Fedobe) opened at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center (COJPD), the «Third U10 National Championship» dedicated to the sports journalist Neftalí Ruiz, and which marks the end of the summer tournaments Fedobe-Kenko Ball 2022.
On Sunday, September 18, in baseball plays two and three of the olympic center will start the super round that will culminate in the final of the event.
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Group 1 was formed by Santo Domingo, Sánchez Ramírez and Montellano.
In group 2 are the National District, Laguna Salada and Pimentel, in group 3 were the Alex Reyes League, Salcedo A and Higüey.
San Cristóbal, Liga Banana and Navarrete form group 4, while Puerto Plata 1, San Pedro and Independencia share group 5. Duarte, Los Girasoles and Bahoruco make up group 6.
The semifinal after the super round of the “Tercer Nacional U10” will be between the leaders of each group, divided into two groups of three.
The two winners of each group secure a silver medal and go for the championship. The two second places will compete for bronze.
The opening ceremony began with the parade of the 43 teams.
This act was in charge of the music band of the Army of the Dominican Republic directed by Captain Musician Durán Olivo.
Dedication of the event to sports journalist Neftalí Ruíz
The president of Fedobe, Juan Núñez highlighted and highlighted the great work that Neftalí Ruiz has been doing.
The veteran sportswriter has been a great advocate for children who play baseball.
«This is the peak event of the minor categories U6, U8 and U10, since at this age the children begin to play the ball. We hope to reach the international championship and be crowned champions«, This is how Juan Núñez expressed himself.
«I appreciate this dedication that Fedobe makes to me, an acknowledgment of the work we have been doing covering the processes of development and form of the players and defending that in this category the right of children to come and have fun at the play is still maintained“, said Neftali Ruiz.
The sports oath was in charge of the boy Yeiden Herrera
The event ended with the pitch of honor by Neftalí Ruiz, the hitter of honor was the journalist Juan Mercado, while Eugenio Báez present from the San Cristóbal Baseball Association was the designated catcher.
They were present at the table of honor along with Núñez Nepomuceno and Neftalí Ruiz, the Administrative Vice Minister of the Ministry of Sports, Franklin de La Mota, the journalist Juan Mercado, Erick Then, general secretary, Eligna Rodríguez, secretary of Fedobe women, Arturo Brito , treasurer and the presidents of associations Delfín Pérez (San Juan), Eugenio Báez (San Cristóbal), Jorge Moreno (Monte Plata), Alejandro Medina (Independencia) and Johnny Ortiz (Baní).