The Victorian Government has put its support behind the Australian Intermediate League Championship in Mildura for the next four years.
Sunraysia Baseball League will host the 2019 event at Mildura’s Aerodrome Sporting Complex for the first time from June 17-21.
Baseball Australia general manager of participation Mat Sundstrom was thrilled the Victorian Government had backed the event.
“We are extremely excited to bring high-quality baseball to regional Victoria,” Sundstrom said.
“With the support of the Victorian Government, Mildura Rural City Council and Sunraysia Baseball League we are confident Mildura can make itself the home of Intermediate League baseball in Australia over the next four years.”
Intermediate League provides players aged 11-13 the chance to transition from Little League to Junior League.
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said the event would showcase Sunraysia.
"Mildura and the wider Sunraysia region are renowned for spectacular sunsets, the iconic Murray River and premium wine and horticulture produce - and for the next week the focus will be on our baseball stars" he said.
"With around 600 players, officials, family members and fans arriving in town, it’s a great opportunity to showcase the best of Sunraysia.
"We're proud to support this event through our $17.7 million Significant Sporting Events Program."
The winner of Australian Intermediate League Championship will represent Australia Region at the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball World Series in Livermore, California, from July 28 to August 4.
Western Australia’s Northern Metros won the inaugural Australian Intermediate League Championship in Lismore, New South Wales, last May.