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Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball World Cup

2015 Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball World Cup

The WBSC Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup returned to the WBSC Softball Division headquarters. Eight co-ed slow pitch teams from the Americas and Europe took the field from 19-22 November 2015.

The tournament structure began with a single round robin to determine each team’s seed. Bahamas defeated every team but Great Britain finishing in the top slot going into the Page Playoff system.

In the first semi-final game, #4 Canada defeated #3 Great Britain 22-7 to move on to the Bronze Medal game. In the second semi-final game, #1 Bahamas defeated #2 Germany 15-10 for a straight path to the Gold medal game.

Canada then faced off against Germany in the Bronze medal game. They were ready scoring six runs in the top of the first inning. But Germany came back to score eight runs in the final inning to claim victory 11-10. Germany moved on to the Gold Medal game and Canada went home with the Bronze.

The Gold Medal game between Bahamas and Germany began with a waterlogged field and more rain clouds moving in. The game was only able to proceed through the third inning before the rain began again causing the fields to become unplayable. The game therefore was not a complete game and could not be counted.

Bahamas then was crowned Champions due to their win in the semi-final game as #1 seed; Germany Silver.

Due to the heavy overnight rains, fields were unplayed causing the Placement Round to be cancelled.

Co-ed slow pitch features both male and female athletes playing together along side one another on the field. Each team could contain a maximum of 20 players with no fewer than five being of one gender.

A home-run hitting contest was added to the line-up this year and featured two batters from each team. Richene Martina (Curacao) and Ericka Carter (Turks & Caicos) won for their respective genders.

History

Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup
Placement Team
1 Bahamas GOLD
2 Germany SILVER
3 Canada BRONZE
Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup
Placement Team
1 USA (Ink Daddyz) GOLD
2 Great Britain SILVER
3 USA (Ft Walton Beach) BRONZE
Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup
Placement Team
1 Ireland (Wild Rovers) GOLD
2 USA (Lakeland) SILVER
3 USA (Plant City) BRONZE
Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup
Placement Team
1 Great Britain II GOLD
2 Bahamas (Goombay) SILVER
3 Bahamas (Arawaks) BRONZE