The third day’s proceedings of the All Island Inter School U16 Baseball Championship organized by the Sri Lanka Schools Baseball Association concluded yesterday (01) with 4 second round games and the second semi-final round being played by the end of the day.
Day 03 – Second Round Games
Galewela Central College vs Mahinda College, Galle
The boys from Galewela Central College overcame Mahinda College 8-3 points handing them their second defeat, which ensured their elimination from the tournament.
D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo vs Richmond College, Galle
Richmond College suffered their second defeat of the tournament at the hands of D.S. Senanayake College 12-10 after a thrilling encounter, and as a result were eliminated from the tournament.
Nalanda College, Colombo vs Galewela Central College
Galewela Central College triumphed over Nalanda College 14-12 in what was another tight clash. This was their second defeat and thus, they were eliminated from the tournament.
D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo vs Galewela Central College
The lads from D.S. Senanayake College got the better of Galewela Central College to secure their place in the semi-finals, trouncing them quite comprehensively by 11-4.
Second semi-final: D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo vs Royal College, Ranabima
The two teams battled it out neck and neck from the very onset with the advantage of the game swinging back and forth. However, the referees were forced to stop play due to bad light and D.S. Senanayake College, who stayed ahead after the completed 5 rounds by 12-9 points, were adjudged winners.
As a result D.S. Senanayake College seized their qualification for the all-important final of the All Island Inter School U16 Baseball Championship while Royal College, Ranabima had to be content with the third place.
The finals of the All Island Inter School U16 Baseball Championship is currently being held at the Aliwanguwa Maha Vidyalaya grounds.
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