Tokyo Olympic Softball: Day 5 Historical Preview

Tokyo Olympic Softball: Day 5 Historical Preview
25/07/2021
Japan-United States, Canada-Italy and Mexico-Australia conclude the qualification phase in Tokyo.
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Japan, USA will play for softball gold at Tokyo Olympics; Canada to play for bronze

Japan, USA will play for softball gold at Tokyo Olympics; Canada to play for bronze
25/07/2021
Canada has clinched a place in the bronze medal game. Mexico celebrated a historic first Olympic win against Italy and will meet Australia on Monday in a key match-up.
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Dallas Escobedo pitches Mexico to their historic first-ever Olympic softball win, keeps bronze medal hopes alive

Dallas Escobedo pitches Mexico to their historic first-ever Olympic softball win, keeps bronze medal hopes alive
25/07/2021
Mexico shut out Italy, 5-0, and remains in contention for the bronze medal game.
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Yamada walk-off RBI sends Japan to Olympic gold medal game

Yamada walk-off RBI sends Japan to Olympic gold medal game
25/07/2021
Japan will meet USA in the Tokyo 2020 gold medal game on Tuesday, setting up a rematch of the 2008 Beijing Games.
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Chidester’s game-winning hit gives USA fourth consecutive win in Tokyo 2020

Chidester’s game-winning hit gives USA fourth consecutive win in Tokyo 2020
25/07/2021
Monica Abbott struck out 13 in eight innings of work, including 4 Ks with runners in scoring position, while giving up 3 hits and 1 unearned run (the tie-break runner).
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Day 4 Historical Preview: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Softball tournament

Day 4 Historical Preview: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Softball tournament
24/07/2021
The six-team Tokyo 2020 Olympic softball tournament continue with three games on Sunday, 25 July: AUS v USA; CAN v JPN; and ITA v MEX.
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Olympic Softball Day 3: Japan, USA remain atop the standings, Canada close behind

Olympic Softball Day 3: Japan, USA remain atop the standings, Canada close behind
24/07/2021
The top two national teams in WBSC World Softball Rankings share a perfect (3-0) record at Tokyo 2020. Mexico and Italy are still winless.
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WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2021 set to open 23 September in Hermosillo and Ciudad Obregon, Mexico

WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2021 set to open 23 September in Hermosillo and Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
24/07/2021
The 12-team tournament in Mexico will conclude with the world championship and bronze medal games on Saturday, 2 October.
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Yamamoto, Fujita home runs power Japan past Italy 5-0 to close day 3 of Olympic softball

Yamamoto, Fujita home runs power Japan past Italy 5-0 to close day 3 of Olympic softball
24/07/2021
Fujita and Miu Goto combined on the shutout, which pushed Japan's record to 3-0 at Tokyo 2020.
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Osterman, Aguilar lead way in USA victory over Mexico

Osterman, Aguilar lead way in USA victory over Mexico
24/07/2021
Osterman claimed her second win of the tournament and seventh in her Olympic career, becoming USA’s historic leader in wins in Olympic Games history. She has now multiple victories in three different Olympics (two in Athens 2004, three in Beijing 2008).
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Caira shines in relief as Canada gets key win over Australia

Caira shines in relief as Canada gets key win over Australia
24/07/2021
Caira pitched 4.2 scoreless innings in relief, while giving up two hits to win the game. She struck out three.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially open after moving ceremony that included Japanese baseball greats Sadaharu Oh, Shigeo Nagashima and Hideki Matsui

Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially open after moving ceremony that included Japanese baseball greats Sadaharu Oh, Shigeo Nagashima and Hideki Matsui
23/07/2021
“The sport of baseball/softball is very proud to be part of this historic moment for the Olympic Movement and the entire world,” said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari, who was in attendance to witness the Opening Ceremony.
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WBSC unveils official ball of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Baseball event

WBSC unveils official ball of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Baseball event
23/07/2021
The official ball will be the SSK WBSC 540, as per a WBSC-SSK partnership expansion announced in 2018.
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The Global Game podcast: Mexico baseball manager Benji Gil talks Olympic dreams

The Global Game podcast: Mexico baseball manager Benji Gil talks Olympic dreams
23/07/2021
“We must take advantage of this opportunity. As Mexicans, nobody has taken the chance of winning an Olympic gold medal in baseball,” said Gil.
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Day 3 Historical Preview: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Softball tournament

Day 3 Historical Preview: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Softball tournament
22/07/2021
The six-team Tokyo 2020 Olympic softball tournament will pause on Friday, 23 July, and continue with the third day of action on Saturday, 24 July,
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