The International Authority of Baseball & Softball.

NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan – World No. 1 Japan defeated rival/No. 4 Chinese Taipei, 6-1, to win the Asian Baseball Championship at Hsing-Chuang Stadium.

Prior to the final game for the Asian crown, No. 3 Korea captured the bronze medal with a 15-0 win over No. 47 Philippines.

Finishing among the top three in the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA) continental championship, Japan, Chinese Taipei and Korea have qualified for the WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2018.

The Asian representatives join European U-23 champion Netherlands and runner-up Czech Republic as the first 5 nations earning tickets to compete For the Title of World Champion at the 12-nation U-23 Baseball World Cup next year.

The inaugural Pan American Confederation of Baseball (COPABE) U-23 Americas Championship (23 November to 3 December) in Panama City, Panama, will qualify five countries into the U-23 Baseball World Cup.

FINAL STANDINGS

  1. Japan
  2. Chinese Taipei
  3. Korea
  4. Philippines
  5. Hong Kong
  6. Pakistan
  7. Sri Lanka

The final results of the Asian Baseball Championship will be calculated in the WBSC Baseball World Rankings Presented by ENEOS.