MUST’s Home Run with American Support for Kenyan Baseball

Baseball and softball equipment donated to the University by American Friends of Kenya

Our Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, has received baseball and softball equipment donated to the University by American Friends of Kenya through AP Constable Francis Muchiri, the MUST baseball coach. The Vice-Chancellor was accompanied by the MUST Baseball team captain, John Njenga (Bachelor of Commerce student), Edwin Oduor (Sports Officer) and Timothy Ramara (Head of Sports). 

Baseball team captain John Njenga and Romanus Odhiambo

The equipment will go a long way in nurturing new talent and cementing the status of Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) as a baseball hub in the region and country.

MUST is the hub of baseball and boasts of having the only baseball diamond in the country. The standard baseball field popularly known as The MUST has been the home of high profile baseball matches including the U18 African Qualifiers which were successfully hosted by MUST. During the qualifiers, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and South African National baseball teams squared it out for a ticket to represent Africa in the 2015 U18 Baseball World Cup. South Africa edged out Uganda in the finals.

Other notable teams that have been regular visitors in the Diamond include the American Buffalos, Japanese Samurai and Meru Angels baseball teams. MUST also hosts the Baseball and Softball series every year where teams from all over the country enjoy the standard facilities.

MUST students have also excelled with our alumni being selected to be part of the National Baseball team.  Our alumni Job Mawira was selected as part of the team that was to represent Kenya in baseball series in South Africa in 2019. Currently the team has over 70 students registered as members and regularly training to sharpen their baseball and softball skills.

MUST stands at the forefront of nurturing talent and promoting holistic education. Beyond academics, MUST emphasizes the importance of sports in developing well-rounded individuals. With the donation of baseball and softball equipment, the University further solidifies its commitment to providing students with opportunities to excel both academically and athletically. By fostering a culture of excellence in sports alongside rigorous academic programs, MUST ensures that its students receive a comprehensive education that prepares them for success in all aspects of life.

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