Baseball governing body set to elect new leader

The International Baseball Federation will elect a new president to lead the sport after its latest Olympic rejection.

Italian federation president Riccardo Fraccari and IBAF secretary general John Ostermeyer of Australia are the candidates to succeed Harvey Schiller. The American steps down after the International Olympic Committee rejected baseball’s bid for the games.

Schiller, a former U.S. Olympic Committee executive, campaigned to get baseball back in the Olympics for 2016. IOC members voted four years ago to drop baseball and softball from the 2012 London program.

In October, the IOC picked golf and rugby sevens instead.

The election for president of the IBAF, which administers baseball outside the major pro leagues, will be Sunday.