Viladecans, which currently has the honor of being the “Catalan city of baseball and softball” during 2017, will host a weekend full of activities and tournaments during November 25 and 26. The major moment will be the opening of a newly reconstructed softball field, which has been improved with an artificial grass placement and a new set of lights.
The new field will host the first edition of the Núria Escrich International Tournament. This event will consist of four teams, two of them from Catalunya: CB Viladecans, All-Star Catalunya team. They will be joined by Fenix from Valencia, and by Collecchio Softball (Itlay) - the only international representative. A total amount of 8 games will be distributed between Saturday and Sunday, the opening ceremony will take place on Saturday, with live music “Kanaloa Batucada”, and the traditional human tower Els Castellers between 6 and 7 in the afternoon. Mr.Richard Calle, a local sports authority, Mr. Jordi Valles, President of the Catalan Baseball and Softball Federation, and all of the new and old board members of Viladecans club will attend the opening ceremony.
Along with the first International Nuria Escrich Tournament, the already traditional “Bateja per la Marató” tournament will be held, which will collaborate with this year's “La Marató de TV3”. This championship, which will follow the U12 baseball category regulations, will consist of eight teams: three representatives from CBS Sant Boi, two from CB Barcelona and one from CB Viladecans, BC Manresa, and CBS Gavà. Throughout Saturday, a total of 15 games will be played at three fields in the baseball stadium.
Finally, together with the two tournaments, on Sunday, at the Viladecans’ baseball stadium, the All-Star game of the first Catalan Division will take place. This game, which has already become a tradition, brings together two teams made of the absolutely best players who play in the Catalan league and makes them fight to be the best All-Star team.
The last weekend of November, the Catalan city of baseball and softball will enjoy a fun-and-family day, where there will be full of good games accompanied by activities for everybody. Also, we will be able to enjoy the opening of the softball camp in Viladecans in the best possible way: with an international tournament.
-Press Release by Catalan Baseball Softball Federation-