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St. Pete Hosts International Summer Baseball Series

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The South African boys team will play a series of free baseball games Aug. 2-6 at historic Huggins-Stengel Field.

ST. PETERSBURG – St. Petersburg International Baseball will host the South African Boys 15 and Under National Team for a series of free baseball games during the International Summer Series.

The South African team will play high school baseball players from St. Petersburg under the direction of St. Pete High Baseball Coach Daniel Jones.

The games will be played Aug. 2-6 at historic Huggins-Stengel Field, 1320 5th St. N. All games begin at 3:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Gates open one hour before game time. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman will throw out the first pitch on Aug. 4.

South Africa is the 17th country to be represented by a team or player in St. Petersburg’s International Baseball series. Other countries that have been represented since the series began in 2011 include Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, South Korea, and the Netherlands.

Part of the up and coming world baseball program, the South African team travels to Panama in October to compete in the World Baseball Tournament.

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