The spring tournament of Heavy Hitters raised its curtains on 5th of May, 2013. Together with another 15 international teams, the CERGE-EI Softball team played on the stage of this long-lasting charity tournament in Prague. The tournament had a rainy start and a shiny finish, which is also a perfect metaphor of CERGE-EI’s performance this year.
Facing injuries, unexpected quits and bad weather, CERGE-EI softball team seemed to have a gloomy journey at the beginning. However, our team fought through its way and ended up with a 10th place among 16 teams. It is not as easy a task as it looks – two opponent teams in our divisional pool approached to the final four and one of them won the title of the tournament. Away from the champion trophy, the spirit of sports, team work, and joy of the games are equally precious gains from the tournament. And here I would like to record all my wonderful teammates: Krajcovicova Zuzana, Kuan-Heng Lin, Dejan Kovac, Georgi Burlakov, Ilir maci, Ulianiuk Pavlo, Richard Stock (DNP, injury), Tomas Fiala (DNP, injury). I have reason to believe that we will have an even more successful tournament in the fall of 2013.
Written by Ba Lei
Read more about the event in an article from the Prague Post