Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pakistan shuts out Nepal on 3rd Day of 1st SAARC Baseball Cup

Press Release Pakistan Federation Baseball

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LAHORE: SAARC Baseball tournament is underway at Punjab stadium Lahore. Teams from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan and host Pakistan are participating. Pakistan thrashed Nepal 21-0 in the First SAARC Baseball Cup at the Punjab Stadium here on Thursday at the single round robin tournament.

The home team batters demonstrated excellent game, hitting Nepal pitchers to all corners of the field. In the first inning, Pakistan made five runs through Asif, Iftikhar and Imtiaz. Arshad hit a home run. In the second inning Nepal pitchers performed well and did not allow Pakistan to score. Pakistani batters made four runs in the third inning. Umair Bhatti, Musaddaq, Asif and Imtiaz had one score each.

The home side batters clobbered Nepali pitchers in the fifth inning with twelve runs. Sumair, Arif and Asif crossed the plate twice. Iftikhar scored two runs including one through a home run. However, Imtiaz was the best performer of the inning. He had two runs with one grand slam home run.

Nepali batters could not survive against the accurate pitching of home pitchers which were always on target. In all innings Nepali batters failed to make any score.  Mr. Park Seong Jun Korean Chief umpire declared the match finished due to score difference.

Mrs. Fahmida Mushtaq, Director General Sports Board Punjab was the chief guest. Pakistan Baseball Federation Secretary General Khawar Shah was also present on the occasion. On Friday Sri Lanka will play against Afghanistan 3.00 pm at Punjab stadium.