Baseball Match held in support of the wounded warriors

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:11

By the organization of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia and the World Baseball Softball Confederation, a friendly match was conducted between Georgia`s National Team and the U.S. Marine Corps Team “Warriors” at Mikheil Meskhi stadium.
The Georgian team defeated the US Marine Corps Team with the score 8:3 in the competition dedicated to the warriors wounded and killed in action during international peacekeeping missions.
Chief of the GS of the GAF Major General Vakhtang Kapanadze, Ambassador of the United States to Georgia Ian C. Kelly , the Georgian military servicemen wounded in battles for the territorial integrity of Georgia and in international operations, the representatives of Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia and World Baseball Softball Confederation attended the friendly match.
After 12 years of interval, baseball and softball are still returning to the big family of sport at “Tokyo 2020” Olympic Games. This match is significant for Georgian team in terms of gaining experience. After a month The Georgia’s National Baseball Team will go to the qualification tournament of European Championship. Engagement of the society in similar events and support of the warriors who made sacrifice for the welfare of the people and were wounded in battles and peacekeeping operations, though trying to maintain motivation and combat spirit is critically important.The friendly match between the Georgia`s National and Youth Baseball Teams and U.S. Marine Corps Team is conducted for already 6 years.

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