World No. 7 Mexico has announced the team schedule for 2018 and the pre-selection roster for this year competitions, including the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship to be held in Chiba, Japan, from 2-12 August.
Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore will participate of the XII BFA East Asia Baseball Cup, starting on Sunday. This event is a qualifier for next year’s Asian Championship, which will serve as a qualifier for the Final Qualification event for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Today, 19 June, 2018, the Japan Softball Association [JSA] signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the French Baseball Softball Federation [FFBS] pledging to support the French national team’s continued development and the long-term expansion of softball in France.
The top-ranked women’s softball nations in the world, No. 1 United States and No. 2 Japan, will clash in the three-game Japan All-Star Series, which opens tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 June) at 7:00pm JST at the iconic Tokyo Dome and includes a pre-game home run derby.
Great Britain took the title in the first-ever European Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Championship, beating Germany in the final. The British team remained undefeated over the five-day tournament and was undoubtedly the best team in the competition.
World No. 2 Japan came from behind today to claim the 7th Women’s Softball East Asian Championship, played in Nantou City, Taiwan. The champions had to win two games today to clinch the title. The event was broadcasted and live streamed by Fox Sports.
The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team is kicking off its 2018 season with a two-week Japan Tour that will include 14 games against several local Japanese teams between June 14-26. The team will work to get ready for the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship, to be held in Chiba, Japan, from 2-12 August.
Seven European teams took the field today in Choceň, Czech Republic, in the opening day of the Men’s Slow Pitch Softball European Championship. Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy and Netherlands played a doubleheader today to open the event.
Venezuela defeated Argentina, 6-2, to claim the title in the Men’s Softball South American Championship, played in Monteria, Colombia. WBSC live streamed a total of 33 games during the eight-days tournament, where competed 11 nations.
The top tier baseball competitions for clubs in Europe is down to semi finals and finals in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Rouen Huskies will face the hosts Neptunus, while Italian defending Champions Rimini will play Fortitudo Bologna