The Czechs won the last two games against Israel and Spain and finished third in the Baseball Europe/Africa Qualifier. A three-RBI double by Martin Schneider opened the score in the last game of the tournament
Kalian Sams, Ademar Rifaela and Sharlon Schoop led the Dutch offence, with a combined six hits game, in a huge victory against Italy. Thanks to this result, the Netherlands will play in the last Qualifier in early 2020.
This is a full recap of the three games played during the final day of the WBSC Baseball Europe Africa Qualifier: South Africa-Israel, Netherlands-Italy and Czech Republic-Spain. Israel won the tournament and will represent Europe and Africa in Tokyo
Israel had performed the difficult task defeating Spain, The Netherlands and Italy in order. They needed one more win and they got it against South Africa. “What we did was huge and shouldn’t go unnoticed
Israel’s National Baseball Team today qualified for the Olympic Games for the first time in history, winning the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Europe/Africa Qualification Event for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020.
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The WBSC Softball Asia/Oceania Qualifier opens on Tuesday, with the best teams from Asia and Oceania competing for the last spot in softball’s historic return to the Olympic Games. The top six teams from Asia will join the best two from Oceania to battle through 16 games for a place in Tokyo 2020.
The Czech Republic upset Israel, 7-4, and got the second victory of the Tournament. Martin Cervenka broke the tie, with a three-run shot in the fifth. Marek Minarik shined with a brillant pitching performance.
This is a full recap of the three games played during the fourth day of the Baseball Europe/Africa Qualifier: Netherlands-South Africa, Israel-Czech Republic, Italy-Spain. Links will take you to full reports
The Netherlands beat South Africa, 7-1, and earned the third victory of the Tournament. Sharlon Schoop led the Dutch offence with a two-run homer. Yurendell Decaster and Ademar Rifaela had also a two-RBI game.
The Netherlands beat Spain 6-2 and got the second victory of the WBSC Baseball Europe/Africa Qualifier. Rob Cordemans earned the win, JC Sulbaran picked up the save. Yurendell Decaster lead the offense with 2 hits, including a double, and 2 RBIs.
This is a full recap about the three games scheduled on the third day of competition and the completion of the game between Italy and South Africa that was suspended on Wednesday. Links will take you to full reports, boxscores, stats and pictures
South Africa took an early lead against struggling righthander Alessandro Maestri. Italy tied it two times, the second on a solo homer by catcher Alberto Mineo. The game was suspended with one out in the top of the sixth
Italy defeated Czech Republic, 5-1, on Thursday night in Bologna and earned the first victory in the WBSC Baseball Europe Africa Qualifying Event for Tokyo 2020. Chris Colabello hit a three-run shot in the bottom of the fifth to break the tie. Angelo Palumbo picked up the win, Radim Chorust took the loss.
Four Israeli pitchers limited the powerful Dutch lineup to five hits and allowed only one walk. A two-run homer by the catcher set the ton in the bottom of the first, a three-RBI double by second baseman Mitch Glasser broke the score open in the second
A complete recap of the three games played during Day 2 of the Baseball Europe Africa Qualifier: South Africa-Spain, Netherlands-Israel, Czech Republic-Italy. Links will lead you to the full reports, box scores, statistics and pictures