SHENZHEN, China — The Chinese U-15 Youth National Team topped counterparts Pakistan, 5-2, to officially open the 2019 BFA U-15 Asia Baseball Championship — a WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup 2020 qualifier — which is being played from 19-25 August.
Asian superpowers Chinese Taipei and Japan both threw no-hitters in their openers against respective opponents Hong Kong and Philippines, while Korea allowed only one hit in a 27-0 victory over Indonesia.
In a sign of international friendship and sport, players from Japan and Korea, and players from Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong joined together for a symbolic photo.
Day 1 Scores
- CHN 5-2 PAK
- KOR 27-0 INA
- TPE 18-0 HKG
- JPN 3-0 PHI
Day 2 will be highlighted by a Group B clash between Chinese Taipei and Japan. (See full schedule)
The Asian champion and runner-up will qualify into the 12-team WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup® 2020, where European champion Germany and runner-up Italy have already qualified.
WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup 2020 – Continental Representation
- Africa (1):
- Asia (2):
- Americas (5):
- Europe (2): Germany, Netherlands
- Oceania (1):
- Wild Card (1):