Date: 10 and 11 April 2021
Number of teams: 14
As WBSC President, Mr Riccardo Fraccari, elegantly puts it, Baseball5 is a new five-on-five, five-inning street version of the game of Baseball/Softball that can be played anywhere. This faster urban discipline will help drive baseball and softball to new places not possible before. SBSA has jumped on the bandwagon and has been actively promoting Baseball5 to the fraternity and recently, to the local schools. Students from the Singapore Polytechnic softball team have volunteered and contributed their time to be trained as Baseball5 ambassadors.
These Ambassadors were essential in the effort to launch this new discipline. In March 2021, SBSA announced the launch and invited the public to join a mini BB5 League for free. The response was encouraging but due to the current pandemic’s restriction, we had to limit the number of participating teams. The rules for the game were also amended in meeting the Safety Measure guideline by SportSG. Nevertheless, the league was well-received.
The SBSA intends to hold introductory Baseball 5 games once every two months. Details of upcoming games will be announced on SBSA social media sites.