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National teams slug it out at Baribo ballpark

National teams slug it out at Baribo ballpark

KAMPONG CHHNANG - Players of the Cambodian National Baseball team have been gaining invaluable match experience through a tight schedule of games against each other, after splitting Sunday into two sides: the Royals representing Phnom Penh and the eastern Cambodian provinces Kandal, Kampong Thom, Kampong Speu, Preah Sihanouk and Preah Vihear; and the Braves, representing the western provinces of Kampong Chhnang, Siem Reap, Anlong Veng and others.

Top first-round picks for the Royals included Moun Chan Ton, Chea Theara and Som Vichet, while the Braves chose Teng Sakhan, Hoey Sipho and Nget Vanna.

The Braves triumphed in the first two games Tuesday and Wednesday, delayed by a day due to rain, winning 5-3 and 4-3, respectively. The Royals seemed to come up short at the end, with the Braves able to capitalise with a strong finish.

Braves slugger Som Vijet has had all the breaks so far, stunning the Royals with a 6-6 record including two doubles, two RBIs and three runs in the two games.

Meanwhile, 15-year-old Poen Pea Rum - now playing in his fourth season - has been lighting up the Royals mound, pitching four innings without giving up a single run, with nine strikeouts, no walks and no hits.

Games continue nearly every day at the wet and muddy Baribo field in Kampong Chhnang province, starting at 1:15pm.

Changing their acronym
At a meeting Tuesday in Baribo, the Cambodia Baseball Federation announced a change of their acronym, from CBF to CBAF, as well as updating their constitutional laws with cooperation from the National Olympic Committee.

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