Sri Lanka registers two big wins
LAHORE (Pakistan) -
Sri Lanka played its first game of the 10th West Asia Baseball Cup on Sunday and opened with a 15-0 shutout-victory against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
On Monday, Sri Lanka played its next game and this time won 14-1 vs. the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Sri Lanka arrived later than scheduled in Lahore (Pakistan), meaning the game schedule had to be adjusted, but on Day 3 of the event, the team got into action and made a fine impression.
On Sunday, at Punjab Stadium, Sri Lanka immediately struck in the first inning, scoring nine runs vs. Iran.
After a scoreless second at bat, Sri Lanka added three runs in the third inning to make it 12-0.
Another scoreless inning followed, but then the Sri Lankan squad scored three more runs.
Again, the organization welcomed a distinguished guest who visited today's game.
The Honorary Guest today was Syed Shahid Ali Shah, Member of the International Olympic Committee for Pakistan.
He was welcomed by several members of the board of the Pakistan Federation of Baseball and Softball.
On Monday-afternoon, on Day 4 of the 6-day event, Sri Lanka again had a productive first inning, this time scoring seven runs vs. Afghanistan.
Two runs were added in the second inning, but then Sri Lanka was held scoreless in the third at bat.
But it was in this inning that Afghanistan was able to score its first run, but that was to be their lone run.
Leading 9-1, Sri Lanka added a run in the fourth inning, three more in the fifth and another one in the sixth to increase the lead to 14-1.
Syed Aqil Ali Shah, Vice-President of the Pakistan Olympic Association and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Olympic Association Minister of Sports, was the Honorary Guest for Monday's game.
There are two more games scheduled in the tournament.
On Tuesday, Iran meets Afghanistan and on Wednesday host Pakistan closes the event against Sri Lanka in a game that will decide first place.