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World Port Tournament 2017: Taiwan beats Japan in extra innings

In a typical small ball and low scoring game, Taiwan bested Japan in extra innings.  For a long time, Taiwan had the lead in this game but Japan managed to tie the game in the ninth inning.  In a battle of two Asian giants, Japan took the lead in the first inning. Hiroto Kobukata doubled to… Continue reading World Port Tournament 2017: Taiwan beats Japan in extra innings

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World Port Tournament 2017: Dutch fall to Japan despite ninth inning rally

After an easy win vs Cuba, team Kingdom of the Netherlands did not stand a chance vs Japan. The team was outscored 7-3 and outhit 12-5. Except for the ninth inning, the Dutch did not take advantage of the few situations with runners in scoring position and were kept in check by the Japanese pitching.… Continue reading World Port Tournament 2017: Dutch fall to Japan despite ninth inning rally

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Remarkable selection of Dutch team for World Port Tournament

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf posted an article on its website about the selection of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Port Tournament in Rotterdam.  The creation of the 24-man roster can be called remarkable, to put it mildly. This year the coaching staff will be led by Sydney de Jong. This is… Continue reading Remarkable selection of Dutch team for World Port Tournament

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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

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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

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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

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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