Australia tops Guam, New Zealand to win Oceania Youth Championship and qualify for WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2017
Host Australia went undefeated against Guam and New Zealand to capture the U-18 Oceania Baseball Championship today at the Blacktown International Sportspark.
Australia crowned first-ever U-12 champion of Oceania, advances to WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup 2017
World No. 11 Australia defeated unranked Guam, 18-0, in the final of the inaugural U-12 Oceania Baseball Championship to become the first-ever U-12 champion of Oceania and qualify for the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup® 2017 in Tainan, Taiwan.
LAUSANNE (Switzerland) – The WBSC today announced the newest members of the regional softball umpiring committee, including appointments from the Czech Republic, Japan and the United States. The new composition of the nine-member, gender-balanced committee covers the five Olympic continents — Africa, Asia, America, Europe and Oceania.
Israel breaks ground on landmark new baseball centre in Bet Shemesh as sport continues globalisation
BET SHEMESH, Israel — Ground has broken on the construction of a new multi-venue baseball centre 30 kilometres (19 mi.) west of Jerusalem in Bet Shemesh, as the bat-and-ball team sport — played in over 140 countries — continues to see global expansion.
The WBSC President’s end-of-the-year address to the baseball and softball world cited a historic year for the sport.
2016: The Year that Baseball and Softball Were Voted Back to the Olympic Games.
WBSC has revealed the 2016 end-of-the-year standings in the Official WBSC Baseball World Rankings, which weigh a country’s complete National Team results (from U-12 to Professional) in international competitions over a four-year period (2013-2016).
The Play for Change (PFC) Charitable trust and the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced a new partnership that will enable more children around the world to benefit from PFC’s sports programmes, which aim to improve health, education, employment and inequality outcomes.
Nepal staging first-ever National Baseball Championship as global growth of baseball-softball continues
The World Baseball Softball Confederation has welcomed and applauded the historic launch of the first-ever Nepal Baseball Championship, which opened today at the Army Physical Training and Sports Centre in Lagankhel.
Ticket sales launched, 10 Official Partners, new branding revealed for WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2017
The World Baseball Softball Confederation today unveiled the launch of the first phase of ticket sales, 10 regional partners and the Official Look for the XXVIII WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup® 2017 Thunder Bay, Canada.
Japan defeats Korea to win Asia U-12 Championship; Top 3 advance to WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup 2017
Top-ranked Japan defeated world No. 3 Republic of Korea, 4-1, in the final of the IX Asia U-12 Baseball Championship 2016 today, while No. 4 Chinese Taipei defeated host/No. 18 China, 4-0, to capture the bronze medal.
The World Baseball Softball Confederation today unveiled the updated 2016 standings in the Official WBSC Baseball World Rankings, which weigh a country’s entire National Team programme (from U-12 to Professional) in international competition over a four-year period (2013-2016).
WBSC welcomes ground-breaking on House of Switzerland Baseball Legacy Project in Rio following the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2016
World Baseball Softball Confederation President Riccardo Fraccari welcomed news that the House of Switzerland — a project under the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs — today broke ground on a baseball legacy project in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The WBSC has praised the popularity and success of the 2016 Japan Series, while expressing its commitment to leverage baseball/softball’s profile in Japan to capture the attention of the world when the sport returns to the Olympic programme at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced the 28 players named to compete on behalf of Europe in the WBSC-sanctioned Asia Winter Baseball (AWB) professional international league, which is set to open on 25 November in Taiwan. The European roster selection features players from eight nations, including the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Spain — and seven different European leagues, as well as six Major League Baseball (MLB) minor league affiliates and Independent Leagues in the United States.