SIMPSON BAY—St. Maarten Under 22 baseball team took second place at the Piper Davis Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama July 11-16. Minister of Sports Silveria Jacobs, along with family, friends and spectators welcomed the baseball team home from competing in second National Inner-City Tournament.
Players were able to exhibit their athleticism before college coaches thus opening doors of opportunity for higher education.
Minister Jacobs congratulated Team St. Maarten, who left the tournament as Sub-Champions, along with MVP of the game Denzel Brooks. She also commended the team and their coaches for their time and dedication in preparing for the tournament, given that many of the payers have not been paying baseball consistently as they have aged out of Senior Little League division.
Jacobs continued to encourage the team and the youth of St. Maarten to recognize that although sports are important, the academics should always be the core of any endeavors or opportunities that may arise. Students must put as much, if not more, effort into academic studying, as education will always be there in the long run to ensure a secure future.
Source: Daily Herald
St. Maarten’s Under 22 team Places second in Alabama