Asia Winter Baseball League 2017: WBSC keeps CPBL in check for second win

After a 10-5 loss vs the NPB East delegation, the WBSC took on the CPBL today. For five innings the WBSC kept the Taiwanese in check as they allowed three runs on six hits. Final score 5-3. Pitcher Joshua Kimborowicz kept the Taiwanese limited to two hits and struck out five in six innings of work. The …

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First win for WBSC in 2017 Asia Winter Baseball League

After yesterday's tie vs the JABA team, the WBSC team took on the NPB West today.  Despite almost collecting as many hits (12-14) the NPB West team managed to score only four runs. The defense of the team was shabby as they committed six errors, which cost them the game. The WBSC beat the NPB West …

WBSC team secures tie is second match of 2017 Asia Winter Baseball League

After the WBSC representatives fell 6-2 to the KBO team in game one, in which they were outhit 13-4 and in which the only Dutchie that saw action, Phyldrick Llewellyn went 0 for 1 with a strikeout, the team of the World Baseball and Softball Confederation secured a 6-6 tie vs the JABA team from Japan. …

Japan wins inaugural Asia Professional Baseball Championship

In a festive atmosphere in the Tokyo Dome, Japan took on Korea to win the inaugural Asia Professional Baseball Championship. Only in the first four innings, Korea was able to keep pace with team Samurai Japan but from the fifth inning Japan flexed its muscles and walked away to a 7-0 victory and kept its unbeaten …

Another player leaves Cuba for MLB

In past few years, Cuba has suffered from many baseball players leaving the island to try their luck in America. As a result, Cuban baseball is deteriorating. Proof of that? What about the 14-1 defeat by the Kingdom of the Netherlands during the 2017 WBC? A new player has decided to leave the socialist republic …

Only two Dutchies on WBSC roster for 2017 Asia Winter Baseball League

The 2017 Asia Winter Baseball League is around the corner. The various participants have released their roster: CPBL, NPB, KBO, JABA All-Star and WBSC All-Star. New is this row of participants are the JABA representation and the WBSC representation. In the previous two editions, Europe has sent a team, but as the team got more …

Softbank Hawks win title in extra-inning walk-off fashion

The Softbank Hawks did not find their groove for seven innings as they were kept in check by starting pitcher Shota Imanaga. Only after he was pulled, the Hawks managed to get back in the game and to force extra innings from which they emerged as new champions as they scored the 4-3 walk-off run.  …

Roger Bernadina ignites offense in Tigers win

The pitching of the Kia Tigers kept the offense of the Doosan Bears in check in game four of the Korean Series. Thanks to a great outing of starting pitcher Im Ki-young, who pitched 5.2 innings, and the bullpen, the Bears could only score one run. The offense of the Tigers was sparked by Roger …

Overview of national champions in Europe in 2017

Here is an overview of this year's baseball champions of European countries as far as the available information allows me to write something about it. Austria: In the ten-team Baseball League Austria, the reigning champion Attnang-Puchheim Athletics took on the Vienna Wanderers. The Athletics won the first two games at home but fell twice to …

European Baseball Series 2017: Kingdom of the Netherlands avoids sweep

In the third game of this series between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Italy, the Dutch stayed at the right side of the score this time. Both teams collected six hits but the three errors the Italians committed, costed them the game as the Dutch scored four unearned runs and won 5-2.  Even though …

Italy clinches European Baseball Series 2017

With a 6-2 victory, Italy clinched the EuropeanBaseall Series vs the Netherlands. Once again the Italian pitching kept the Dutch lineup off balanced. The Italians only got one more hit than the Dutch but were much more effective. In the first three innings, Italy scored a run in each inning for a 3-0 lead. A …

Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League to play shortened schedule

President of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League, Hector Rivera Cruz, announced that the board of directors of the league has agreed unanimously on a shortened schedule for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. Due to the severe damage caused by hurricane Mary, the league is forced to take this step. Weeks after the island was hit …

Do you want to play in Taiwan? This is your chance

The TOMA Footrans Traveling Team (TFTT ) from Japan will launch a showcase team in Taiwan in January 2018. The team is managed by Toma Irokawa who was a head coach of Iran, Pakistan and Hong Kong national team. The team mainly consists of Asian professional and amateur players who want to play abroad, but …

Puerto Rican Winter League may be shortened due to hurricane damage

With the island's infrastructure in disarray after it was hit by hurricane Maria, this year's winter league in Puerto Rico may be shortened. Nothing is engraved in stone yet, but in a special meeting of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League, the idea of a shortened season was brought forward. President of the league, Hector …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch beat Italy in close game

In a very close game against its eternal archrival, the Kingdom of the Netherlands bested Italy. Despite collecting fewer hits, the Dutch scored one run more than the Italians did as they took advantage of the miscues the Italians made. Final score: 2-1 In the first inning, the Italian defense was a bit shaky already. …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch fall to Taiwan in consolation round

The Kingdom of the Netherlands had to swallow a loss vs Taiwan after wins vs Mexico (in the first round) and Nicaragua (in the consolation round). Some sloppy defense cost the Dutch the game as they fell to Taiwan 4-1.  It took the Dutch until the fourth inning to get on the board. In the …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch have a good start in consolation round

The Kingdom of the Netherlands moved on from where they left the first round: With a win. This time the Dutch put Nicaragua aside in a convincing 8-3 victory.  Nicaragua came close to score a run in the first inning when Anthony Valdez Solano got on base on a fielding error and advanced to third …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch beat Mexico in final game of round one

After a close loss vs Japan, yesterday, the Kingdom of the Netherlands shoved Mexico aside today. Four one-run innings proved to be enough against the Mexicans. The 4-0 victory could have been a lot bigger if the Dutch would have cashed in in the second inning. The team loaded the bases with one out, but …