Vietnam has sent the Hanoi Youth Baseball Club to take part in the final round of the U12 Asia-Pacific Baseball Tournament 2011 held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, between July 17th and 21st, with the participation of 8 regional teams.
At the tournament’s qualifiers, Vietnam will play teams in round-robin from the hosting country, Japan and Indonesia.
The champion of this tournament will advance to the U12 World Baseball Championships in the USA next August.
Thomas Treutler, the Vietnamse team’s coach, believed that young Vietnamese players might come as a surprise at this tournament after 3 years’ training.
Earlier, the Vietnam team won the championship at the Youth League Asia-Pacific Baseball Tournament 2011 from January 13th to 16th in Vinh Phuc Province, including a victory over Indonesia with a score of 13-7.
Translated by Van Hieu