World Baseball Classic

WBC 2017: Finally. USA in final

In a low scoring and most of all wet game, one of the best of offensive teams took on one of the worst offensive teams. Japan as a team hit well over .300 in the first two rounds, while team USA hit around .250. But despite the team batting average, team USA prevailed and beat… Continue reading WBC 2017: Finally. USA in final

Cuban baseball · Japanese Baseball · World Baseball Classic

WBC 2017: Cuba gives game away in eighth

Cuba let Japan work hard for its money. The Caribbean nation took the lead twice but eventually gave the game away in the eighth inning as it was beaten by Japan 8-5. Japan took an early lead in the bottom of the first on a solo homerun hit by Tetsuto Yamada. But Cuba fought back… Continue reading WBC 2017: Cuba gives game away in eighth

Ballparks · Japanese Baseball · World Baseball Classic

Ballparks around the world: Tokyo Dome

In Ballparks around the world another World Baseball Classic venue will be in the center of the attention. The Tokyo Dome in Japan will be host to the WBC for the fourth time since 2006. Next to hosting group B with Australia, China, Cuba and Japan, it will also host group E in the second… Continue reading Ballparks around the world: Tokyo Dome

Dutch baseball · International Baseball

Women’s Baseball Worldcup: Dutch fall to Japan in five innings

After a historic first round win vs India, the Dutch took on four-time world champion Japan. The Japanese ladies took a thirteen game winning streak into this game, so the outlook wasn’t quite good. Dutch team manager Eddie Dix stated after yesterday’s game vs India that the game vs Japan was considered as a calculated… Continue reading Women’s Baseball Worldcup: Dutch fall to Japan in five innings

Curacao baseball

Curacao stays alive in LLWS

After being beaten 3-0 by Asia Pacific (East Seoul, South Korea)  in their first game, the Pariba Little League team from Curacao faced Japan in the losers bracket. The Japanese had  fallen to Canada 10-4. In a very close game, Pariba seized their last straw to extend their stay in Williamsport PA. Japan took a 1-0… Continue reading Curacao stays alive in LLWS

Dutch baseball · International Baseball

New World Rankings released

The WBSC released the new World Rankings today. El Nuevo Ranking Mundial de Béisbol WBSC – Comunicado de Prensa: https://t.co/kdXgDnBYZC pic.twitter.com/rd7kxaMfiG — WBSC Baseball (@WBSCBaseball) March 18, 2016 As expected Japan remained in first place as did the USA remained in second. Chinese Taipei moved up a spot and Korea moved up four due to… Continue reading New World Rankings released

International Baseball · Premier 12

Premier 12: fourth round

In the fourth round of the Premier 12 tournament, there was perhaps one surprise. The game between Cuba and Taiwan had an unexpected outcome. Group A   Italy  0  –  4  Canada   Unbeaten Canada took on Italy that was still without a win. Jared Mortesen (seven innings) and Jared Kyle (two innings) shut out Italy… Continue reading Premier 12: fourth round