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Harare Crowned 2017 Dream Cup Baseball Champs 

Harare edged Bulawayo 13-12 in a thrilling final to be crowned champions of the 2017 Dream Cup inter-provincial baseball tournament at Allan Wilson High School, ZBC has reported.

Bulawayo had emerged as one of the teams to beat but had to settle for second place after a narrow loss to Harare.

Harare B, who lost two and won two of their encounters, ended third with Midlands settling for fourth after registering a single win.

Manicaland lost all their matches to end fifth on the 5-team standings.

Vincent Claim of Harare province was voted the most valuable player and is part of 11 players from Harare to be selected into the national team.

Apart from exposing provinces to competition, the Dream Cup was also a platform for players to catch the eye of national team coach Americo Juma, as Zimbabwe prepares to compete at the South Africa inter-provincials set for April.

The Zimbabwe baseball team will in April travel to South Africa for an inter-provincial tourney slated for Johannesburg.

The team is also preparing for the Africa 2020 Olympic qualifiers where only one nation will represent Africa in Tokyo.

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief www.sportbrief.co.zw. He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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