Premier12, MLB and NPB stars feature on Cuba's roster for 2023 World Baseball Classic

Premier12, MLB and NPB stars feature on Cuba's roster for 2023 World Baseball Classic
27/01/2023
Manager Armando Johnson selected 10 players who participated in the WBSC Premier12 2019, five from the MLB, six from the NPB as well as eight players from the island's recently launched Elite League.
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Federales de Chiriqui sweep Panama Pro Baseball League final series

Federales de Chiriqui sweep Panama Pro Baseball League final series
27/01/2023
The Federales had lost two consecutive finals. Jhonny Santos earned MVP honours.
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Baseball/Softball initiative "Asoball" a huge hit in Japanese kindergartens

Baseball/Softball initiative "Asoball" a huge hit in Japanese kindergartens
27/01/2023
Asoball is a baseball-type experience programme "to nurture baseball/softball talent among toddlers and preschoolers" and which can also be played by parents.
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Puerto Rico Double-A Baseball League to open on 12 February

Puerto Rico Double-A Baseball League to open on 12 February
27/01/2023
Eight teams will participate in the warm-up Champions Cup, which opens on 27 January. The National Baseball Federation inducted 13 to the Hall of Fame.
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Indios de Mayaguez crowned Puerto Rican 'Roberto Clemente' Pro Winter League baseball champions

Indios de Mayaguez crowned Puerto Rican 'Roberto Clemente' Pro Winter League baseball champions
26/01/2023
It's their 19th league title. Indios defeated Gigantes de Carolina in an emotional seven-game final series. Jeremy Rivera earned MVP honours.
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Nine Olympic gold medalists to lead World No. 1 Japan in World Baseball Classic 2023

Nine Olympic gold medalists to lead World No. 1 Japan in World Baseball Classic 2023
26/01/2023
Ryoji Kuribayashi, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Takuya Kai; Sosuke Genda, Munetaka Murakami, Tetsuto Yamada Kensuke Kondo, Masataka Yoshida and Seiya Suzuki competed in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Manager Hideki Kuriyama announced a 30-player roster also featuring five MLB players, including two-way superstar, WBSC Premier12 hero Shohei Ohtani and World Baseball Classic winner Yu Darvish.
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Baseball, softball feature on the programme of the Central American and Caribbean Games

Baseball, softball feature on the programme of the Central American and Caribbean Games
26/01/2023
The baseball tournament is scheduled from 25 June to 1 July, while the softball tournaments will run from 25 to 28 June (women's) and from 4 to 7 July (men's).
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Vaqueros de Monteria win Colombian Professional Baseball League

Vaqueros de Monteria win Colombian Professional Baseball League
24/01/2023
It's their second league title. They proved unbeatable on home soil with 13 consecutive wins. Reinaldo Rodriguez earned MVP honours. WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup start Bryan Buelvas started in center field for the champions.
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Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland qualify for Australian Baseball League playoffs

Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland qualify for Australian Baseball League playoffs
24/01/2023
The semifinals are scheduled for the weekend. Former KBO MVP and Sydney 2000 bronze medalist Dae-Sung Koo came out of retirement to become, at 53, the oldest player in the league's history.
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Dominic Scheffler becomes first Swiss player to sign for MLB organization

Dominic Scheffler becomes first Swiss player to sign for MLB organization
24/01/2023
The 17-year-old left-handed pitcher agreed to terms with the Cincinnati Reds.
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David Matoma: Uganda 16-year-old pitcher signs for MLB's Pittsburgh Pirates

David Matoma: Uganda 16-year-old pitcher signs for MLB's Pittsburgh Pirates
23/01/2023
Matoma is the third player from Uganda to have a chance in US-affiliated baseball after Ben Serunkuma and Umar Male signed for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Lobas de Arecibo repeat as Puerto Rico Women's Baseball Double-A League champions

Lobas de Arecibo repeat as Puerto Rico Women's Baseball Double-A League champions
23/01/2023
It's the 11th title for the Lobas. Arecibo lost just one game in the 2022-23 season. Lisandra Berrios earned MVP honours.
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Women's Baseball World Cup star Ashley Stephenson to coach at Single-A for MLB's Toronto Blue Jays

Women's Baseball World Cup star Ashley Stephenson to coach at Single-A for MLB's Toronto Blue Jays
20/01/2023
"I’ve loved baseball and the Blue Jays since I was three years old," commented the 40-year-old, who led Canada to bronze at the 2018 Women's Baseball World Cup with a .455 batting average and went on to be a WBSC Athletes Commission member from 2018-2022.
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Tigres del Licey win Dominican Winter League

Tigres del Licey win Dominican Winter League
19/01/2023
They defeated Estrellas Orientales in five games in the final series. Colombian catcher Jorge Alfaro earned MVP honours.
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Brandon Herbold: Dutch U-18 Baseball World Cup alum signs for MLB's Kansas City Royals

Brandon Herbold: Dutch U-18 Baseball World Cup alum signs for MLB's Kansas City Royals
18/01/2023
The 18-year-old left-handed pitcher represented the Netherlands at the XXX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup last year.
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Italy's Williams Wong: WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup star signs contract with MLB's Texas Rangers

Italy's Williams Wong: WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup star signs contract with MLB's Texas Rangers
17/01/2023
The 17-year-old left-handed hitter starred at the XXX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup, posting a .429 batting average
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Former Chinese Taipei manager I-Chung Hong becomes CPBL's TSG Hawks first manager

Former Chinese Taipei manager I-Chung Hong becomes CPBL's TSG Hawks first manager
17/01/2023
I-Chung Hong, the Taiwan professional baseball record holder with 991 wins, was named inaugural manager of the expansion team TSG Hawks. The Hawks will participate in the CPBL minor league season in 2023 before making their debut in 2024.
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France reaches new record in registered baseball and softball players

France reaches new record in registered baseball and softball players
17/01/2023
Participation numbers in France climbed to 14,654, a 7% increase from 2021. Female athletes are 22.1%.
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Diamilette Quiles to coach in Puerto Rico's men's baseball Double-A league

Diamilette Quiles to coach in Puerto Rico's men's baseball Double-A league
16/01/2023
The 38-year-old Women's Baseball National Team veteran made history in 2019, becoming the first woman to compete in the men's league.
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2022 in Review - Top Stories of the Year

2022 in Review - Top Stories of the Year
16/01/2023
The top stories in 2022, a year in which baseball and softball returned with a full international events calendar and the introduction of new, exciting disciplines.
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Dominican Republic signs deal to support development of baseball in South Africa

Dominican Republic signs deal to support development of baseball in South Africa
16/01/2023
Dominican Baseball Federation president Juan Núñez said his organisation will "support the agreement to showcase our country and its number one sport and boost baseball development in all of Africa."
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British Baseball Hall of Fame inducts six new members

British Baseball Hall of Fame inducts six new members
16/01/2023
The list includes scorer Brian Holland; players Richard Klijn, Frank Parker Jr and Ryan Trask; coach Stephan Rapaglia and umpire Doreen Megson.
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Nine Premier12 stars and MLB's Luis Robert lead Cuban preliminary roster for 2023 World Baseball Classic

Nine Premier12 stars and MLB's Luis Robert lead Cuban preliminary roster for 2023 World Baseball Classic
13/01/2023
Yoan Moncada is the other player on an MLB 40-man roster. Eight more players are under contract with MLB organizations. Manager Armando Johnson will open camp on 15 January.
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Alex Ramirez, Randy Bass, composer Yuji Koseki inducted into Japanese Hall of Fame

Alex Ramirez, Randy Bass, composer Yuji Koseki inducted into Japanese Hall of Fame

MLB, USA Baseball announce Dream Series 2023

MLB, USA Baseball announce Dream Series 2023
12/01/2023
The amateur baseball development experience will feature over 80 top diverse (predominantly African American) high school pitchers and catchers.
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Korea reveals World Baseball Classic roster: Premier12 stars, Beijing 2008 gold medallists, Tokyo 2020 Olympians and MLB players included

Korea reveals World Baseball Classic roster: Premier12 stars, Beijing 2008 gold medallists, Tokyo 2020 Olympians and MLB players included
12/01/2023
World No. 4 Korea will compete in Group B in Tokyo from 9-13 March and face No. 1 Japan, No. 10 Australia, No. 15 Czech Republic and No. 30 China.
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Puerto Rican Women's Baseball National Team to warm up in domestic youth men's league

Puerto Rican Women's Baseball National Team to warm up in domestic youth men's league
11/01/2023
They will compete in 20 games in the 24-team league, which opens on 11 February. Puerto Rico is one of seven Nations already qualified for the IX WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup.
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MLB talent highlights Netherlands World Baseball Classic pre-selection

MLB talent highlights Netherlands World Baseball Classic pre-selection
11/01/2023
Superstars Xander Bogaerts and Kenley Jansen lead the group, which includes NPB's single-season home run leader Wladimir Balentien.
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54th Youth Baseball Championship opens in Panama

54th Youth Baseball Championship opens in Panama
09/01/2023
The "celebration of summer in Panama" has 12 participating teams representing the country's provinces. The final series is scheduled for early March.
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World Baseball Classic: Ohtani & Suzuki included amongst 12 players named by Samurai Japan manager Hideki Kuriyama

World Baseball Classic: Ohtani & Suzuki included amongst 12 players named by Samurai Japan manager Hideki Kuriyama
09/01/2023
The list includes two-way phenom and WBSC Premier12 hero Shohei Ohtani (pictured, left), Premier12 2019 MVP Seiya Suzuki as well as hard-throwing right-hander and WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup alum Roki Sasaki.
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Lobas de Arecibo and Artesanas de las Piedras to compete for Puerto Rico's Women's Baseball Double-A title

Lobas de Arecibo and Artesanas de las Piedras to compete for Puerto Rico's Women's Baseball Double-A title
03/01/2023
The best-of-five series is set to open on 8 January. Lobas defeated Artesanas in the 2021-2022 final series.
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WBSC Baseball World Rankings: Japan remains as world No 1 men's baseball programme

WBSC Baseball World Rankings: Japan remains as world No 1 men's baseball programme
31/12/2022
World No. 2 Chinese Taipei and No. 3 USA complete the podium. The end-of-the-year rankings reflect the addition of points gathered in 2022 as well as the expiration of all points earned in 2018.
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2022 Year in Review: A year rich in development

2022 Year in Review: A year rich in development
28/12/2022
An overview of development initiatives which include field construction and renovation in Spain, Serbia, Burkina Faso and Japan.
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Puerto Rico celebrates first U-12, U-15 baseball champions

Puerto Rico celebrates first U-12, U-15 baseball champions
23/12/2022
The Maceteros de Vega Alta won the U-12 age bracket, while the Titanes de Florida dominated the U-15.
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2022 Year in Review: Four World Cups headline international baseball’s return to normality

2022 Year in Review: Four World Cups headline international baseball’s return to normality
22/12/2022
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) awarded four Baseball World Titles in 2022, three to the United States, who were victorious in the U-12, U-15 and U-18 age categories, and the fourth to Japan who were crowned U-23 champions.
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Burkina Faso opens 2022-23 season with mixed-gender softball game

Burkina Faso opens 2022-23 season with mixed-gender softball game
20/12/2022
All teams of the capital city Ouagadougou participated in the event on 18 December.
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Canada to host IX Women's Baseball World Cup Finals and Group A in Thunder Bay

Canada to host IX Women's Baseball World Cup Finals and Group A in Thunder Bay
20/12/2022
The IX Women's Baseball World Cup starts with the group stage in 2023 followed by the Finals in 2024 scheduled for the summer of 2024.
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Sadayuki Sakakibara appointed as new NPB Commissioner

Sadayuki Sakakibara appointed as new NPB Commissioner
19/12/2022
The 79-year old businessman became the 15th NPB Commissioner and will serve for a two-year term.
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Australia beat New Zealand, advance to XXXI WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup

Australia beat New Zealand, advance to XXXI WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup
15/12/2022
Australia join Spain, Netherlands, USA, Panama, Mexico and Venezuela at the XXXI WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup.
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Puerto Rico claim Caribbean Baseball Cup in Bahamas

Puerto Rico claim Caribbean Baseball Cup in Bahamas
14/12/2022
Puerto Rico and Curazao joined Mexico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Cuba and El Salvador in the Central American and Caribbean Games 2023 Baseball competition.
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Olympian Chin-Feng Chen elected to Taiwan Baseball Hall of Fame

Olympian Chin-Feng Chen elected to Taiwan Baseball Hall of Fame
12/12/2022
The Chinese Taipei slugger, the first Major League Baseball player from Taiwan, was inducted into Taiwan's Baseball Hall of Fame, becoming the first former Major Leaguer inductee. Late Commissioner Harvey Tung was also elected under the category of Special Contribution.
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WBSC signs MOU with VIRTUS - International Sports Federation for athletes with intellectual impairment

WBSC signs MOU with VIRTUS - International Sports Federation for athletes with intellectual impairment
12/12/2022
The WBSC will include a new intellectual impairment class as part of future events.
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WBSC World Cup umpire Po-Chun Liu awarded for her dedication to gender equality in sports

WBSC World Cup umpire Po-Chun Liu awarded for her dedication to gender equality in sports
12/12/2022
After receiving the IOC Women and Sports World Trophy in 2019, Po-Chun Liu, the first female World Cup Baseball umpire from Taiwan, received another recognition at the 26th Sports Elite Awards.
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Australia, New Zealand and Guam to compete for spot in XXXI WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup

Australia, New Zealand and Guam to compete for spot in XXXI WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup
09/12/2022
The Oceania Qualifier opens in Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday, 12 December.
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WBSC Premier12 2019 MVP and Olympic gold medal winner Seiya Suzuki to play for Japan at World Baseball Classic

WBSC Premier12 2019 MVP and Olympic gold medal winner Seiya Suzuki to play for Japan at World Baseball Classic
09/12/2022
The slugging outfielder announced his decision through his Twitter profile.
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WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup MVP Bryce Eldridge is USA Baseball Athlete of the Year

WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup MVP Bryce Eldridge is USA Baseball Athlete of the Year
09/12/2022
U-18 National Team manager Denny Hocking, U-15 National Team manager Drew Briese, the U-12 National Team and Women's Baseball National Team star Kelsie Whitmore also received awards
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Venezuela announce World Baseball Classic coaching staff

Venezuela announce World Baseball Classic coaching staff
09/12/2022
Carlos Mendoza, MLB's New York Yankees bench coach, will serve in the same position for Venezuela.
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Olympic and Premier12 champion Masataka Yoshida lands in the MLB

Olympic and Premier12 champion Masataka Yoshida lands in the MLB
08/12/2022
The Boston Red Sox gave Yoshida the second biggest free agent deal for a Japanese Player.
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WBSC Europe runs successful baseball development programme

WBSC Europe runs successful baseball development programme
02/12/2022
The Winter League took place in Tenerife, Canary Islands, from 19 to 26 November and involved 54 players from 10 countries.
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World Series winner Adam Wainwright will make international debut at 41 in World Baseball Classic 2023

World Series winner Adam Wainwright will make international debut at 41 in World Baseball Classic 2023
01/12/2022
The right-handed pitcher joins an impressive group of MLB stars who have committed to represent the defending Baseball World Champions USA in the tournament's fifth edition.
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Ohtani wins second consecutive Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award

Ohtani wins second consecutive Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award
30/11/2022
The two-way phenom became just the second player after Hall of Famer David Ortiz to earn the award two consecutive times.
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IV Caribbean Baseball Cup to open in Bahamas on 4 December

IV Caribbean Baseball Cup to open in Bahamas on 4 December
30/11/2022
Five National Teams will compete in Andrea Rodger Stadium in Nassau. The final is scheduled for 11 December. Two teams will qualify for the Central American and Caribbean Games 2023.
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Olivia Pichardo becomes first woman to play Division 1 collegiate baseball in the US

Olivia Pichardo becomes first woman to play Division 1 collegiate baseball in the US
29/11/2022
The 18-year-old Queens, New York, native and USA women's National Team alum made the team at Brown University, Rhode Island. Before her, 16 girls made it to collegiate baseball, none at the Division 1 level
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Baseball and softball show impressive development results in Zhejiang province, China

Baseball and softball show impressive development results in Zhejiang province, China
29/11/2022
There are now 11 fields and a population of 10,000 baseball players in the Zhejiang province, China. The Shaoxing Baseball/Softball Sports and Culture Center will host the Asian Games in 2023.
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Home Run Derby X success in London, Seoul and Mexico City

Home Run Derby X success in London, Seoul and Mexico City
29/11/2022
The new baseball format launched by MLB involved international baseball and softball stars such as Adrian Gonzalez, Erika Piancastelli and Stefania Ardillas.
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MLB University to prepare mid-level front office professionals

MLB University to prepare mid-level front office professionals
28/11/2022
The inaugural class attended the first session of the 10-month programme led by Michael Hill, MLB Senior Vice President, On-Field Operations (pictured above).
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WBSC Europe reveals groups, logo of 2023 Baseball European Championship

WBSC Europe reveals groups, logo of 2023 Baseball European Championship
28/11/2022
It will mark the 37th edition of the event. Czech Republic will host the tournament for the third time.
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San Diego Padres to play San Francisco Giants in historic MLB regular season series in Mexico City

San Diego Padres to play San Francisco Giants in historic MLB regular season series in Mexico City
24/11/2022
The games will mark the fourth time the Padres travel to Mexico for a regular season series and the first international experience for the Giants. The MLB World Tour will take up to 24 regular season games to Asia, Latin America, and Europe through the 2026 season.
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Japan set to celebrate 150th baseball anniversary

Japan set to celebrate 150th baseball anniversary
23/11/2022
Two conferences on the history and the game's future in Japan are scheduled for 11 and 21 December. The third event is a round table. WBSC Women's Baseball Commission chair Hiroko Yamada is among the speakers.
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World Baseball Classic 2023 groups, schedules finalized

World Baseball Classic 2023 groups, schedules finalized
23/11/2022
The WBSC will award the winners with the title of Baseball World Champions. Group play opens on 8 March. The World Championship game is scheduled for 21 March.
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160-game Australian Baseball League season underway

160-game Australian Baseball League season underway
22/11/2022
The eight-team league features MLB, NPB and KBO talent.
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Shangai win inaugural Chinese Women's Baseball Championship

Shangai win inaugural Chinese Women's Baseball Championship
22/11/2022
Four teams participated in the event in Guali, Hangzhou province. The China Baseball Association used the event as a tryout for the Women's Baseball National Team.
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WBSC Premier12, Tokyo 2020 alum Jung-hoo Lee earns KBO MVP honours

WBSC Premier12, Tokyo 2020 alum Jung-hoo Lee earns KBO MVP honours
18/11/2022
He led the league in five offensive categories and won a near-unanimous vote. His father, Jong-beom Lee, was the 1994 MVP.
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Two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani announces intention to represent Japan in World Baseball Classic

Two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani announces intention to represent Japan in World Baseball Classic
18/11/2022
The Japanese phenom's last international appearance was the inaugural WBSC Premier12 and said he's looking forward to playing "in front of the Japanese fans for the first time in over 5 years!!"
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The Global Game Podcast: WBSC Baseball Umpire Director Gustavo Rodriguez talks major rule changes by the WBSC

The Global Game Podcast: WBSC Baseball Umpire Director Gustavo Rodriguez talks major rule changes by the WBSC
17/11/2022
Major rule changes introduced by the WBSC include the Ohtani rule, pitching clocks, tie breaker rule with a runner at second base to start each half extra inning, the run ahead rule and seven inning games.
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Former USA manager Terry Francona is American League Manager of the Year

Former USA manager Terry Francona is American League Manager of the Year
16/11/2022
After leading the Boston Red Sox to a couple of World Series Championships (2004 and 2007), he earned his three awards with the Cleveland Guardians. Francona represented the US internationally as a player and manager. Pictured above: Francona at the 2001 Baseball World Cup
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Northwest win Puerto Rican Double-A Women's Baseball League All-Star Game

Northwest win Puerto Rican Double-A Women's Baseball League All-Star Game
16/11/2022
Jenny Ortiz won the throw to second base contest, and Nayri Sanchez won the deepest hit contest. The Puerto Rican Baseball Federation dedicated the event to the memory of César Hernández.
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Sichuang win Chinese Baseball Championship

Sichuang win Chinese Baseball Championship
16/11/2022
The 10-team event, held in Yi Zheng, Jiangsu province, served also as a try out for the World Baseball Classic team.
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WBSC invites all Member Federations to join the new edition of the Sport Specific Anti Doping Webinar on 22 November

WBSC invites all Member Federations to join the new edition of the Sport Specific Anti Doping Webinar on 22 November
15/11/2022
Participation is free. The webinar is available in English, Spanish and French and is part of the "Play Ball, Play Fair" campaign run by the WBSC Integrity Unit.
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Olympic bronze medal winner Julio Rodriguez is the American League Rookie of the Year

Olympic bronze medal winner Julio Rodriguez is the American League Rookie of the Year
15/11/2022
The Seattle Mariners center fielder, who played for the Dominican Republic at the Tokyo 2020 Games, received 29 first-place votes in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot.
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Benjamin Gil to manage Mexico at 2023 World Baseball Classic

Benjamin Gil to manage Mexico at 2023 World Baseball Classic
15/11/2022
The former MLB Infielder will return as skipper after leading Mexico to sixth place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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USA, Panama, Mexico and Venezuela qualify for XXXI WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup

USA, Panama, Mexico and Venezuela qualify for XXXI WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup
14/11/2022
Six of the 12 participating teams have so far been determined for the XXXI WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup, which is scheduled for 2023.
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Jose Quiles Rosas to lead Puerto Rico Baseball Federation through to 2026

Jose Quiles Rosas to lead Puerto Rico Baseball Federation through to 2026
14/11/2022
The clubs elected the incumbent president for a third term. "The delegates acknowledged the radical change in managing the Federation," commented Quiles Rosas.
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Puerto Rico Double-A Women's Baseball League ready for All-Star Game

Puerto Rico Double-A Women's Baseball League ready for All-Star Game
11/11/2022
The event is scheduled for Sunday, 13 November, in Domingo Ruiz de Arecibo and will involve 60 players.
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Italy launch World Baseball Classic programme

Italy launch World Baseball Classic programme
11/11/2022
Manager Mike Piazza introduced 13 players under contract with MLB organizations who have already committed to play. Piazza and his staff will manage the first Future Stars Game, featuring 28 prospects, on 13 November.
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Japan sweep Australia to finish Samurai Japan Series in Sapporo

Japan sweep Australia to finish Samurai Japan Series in Sapporo
10/11/2022
After defeating NPB's Nippon Ham Fighters and Yomiuri Giants, the World No. 1 National Team completed the Fall tests with two more wins.
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CTBC Brothers sweep Rakuten Monkeys to repeat as Taiwan Series champions

CTBC Brothers sweep Rakuten Monkeys to repeat as Taiwan Series champions
09/11/2022
CTBC Brothers not only successfully defended their 2021 title, but they also became the first team in CPBL history to sweep their Taiwan Series opponents in back-to-back seasons.
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Super Round set for XXXI WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Qualifier

Super Round set for XXXI WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Qualifier
09/11/2022
Mexico, USA, Venezuela, Panama, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico will compete for the four spots from 10 to 12 November. Canada and Cuba are out.
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Coaches from 10 European Nations obtain WBSC License

Coaches from 10 European Nations obtain WBSC License
09/11/2022
The coaches from Sweden, Poland, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Türkiye, Czechia, Belgium, Germany, and Romania attended a preparation course held by WBSC Coach Commission chairman Marco Mazzieri in Diessen, Netherlands.
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Hong Kong Baseball Association elects new president Andrew Fan Chun Wah

Hong Kong Baseball Association elects new president Andrew Fan Chun Wah
09/11/2022
The new president is a member at large of the Baseball Federation of Asia Board and a member of the WBSC Diversity & Inclusivity Commission.
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SSG Landers win 2022 Korean Series in front of sell out crowds

SSG Landers win 2022 Korean Series in front of sell out crowds
07/11/2022
They defeated the Kiwoom Heroes in six sold-out games, which attracted over 122,000 spectators. Veteran infielder Sung-hyun Kim batted in game six winning runs. Venezuelan right-hander Wilmer Font earned the win.
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International umpire Po Chun Liu honoured at Sports Elite Awards in Taiwan

International umpire Po Chun Liu honoured at Sports Elite Awards in Taiwan
07/11/2022
The Sports Administration stated that she will receive a special commendation "for her dedication to achieving gender equality in sports".
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Samurai Japan to take on Australia at Sapporo Dome on 9, 10 November

Samurai Japan to take on Australia at Sapporo Dome on 9, 10 November
07/11/2022
Samurai Japan will play their first international game after winning the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Both National Teams will compete in Group B of the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
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The Houston Astros win second World Series title

The Houston Astros win second World Series title
07/11/2022
The Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 in the best-of-seven series: 5-6, 5-2, 0-7, 5-0, 3-2, 4-1. An infamous cheating scandal plagued their first title in 2017. Despite earning two Manager of the Year awards, skipper Dusty Baker hadn't won the World Series before. Former Olympic gold medallist Yuli Gurriel hit .316 in the series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
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CPBL Taiwan Series: CTBC Brothers too good for Rakuten Monkeys in Game 1

CPBL Taiwan Series: CTBC Brothers too good for Rakuten Monkeys in Game 1
05/11/2022
Under the new postseason format, the Monkeys will have the home advantage in Game 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 in the Series, while the Brothers will only get to play at home in Game 3 and 4.
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WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2023 Americas Qualifier to open in Mexico

WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2023 Americas Qualifier to open in Mexico
04/11/2022
Panama and Nicaragua will take the field for the opener at 2 pm local time on Friday, 4 November, in La Paz.
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Puerto Rico reveal roster for XXXI WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier

Puerto Rico reveal roster for XXXI WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier
03/11/2022
"We have a very talented group of players," commented manager Eddie Gonzalez. Puerto Rico failed to qualify for the XXX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup.
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Samurai Japan Manager Hideki Kuriyama "excited" ahead of first games in charge

Samurai Japan Manager Hideki Kuriyama "excited" ahead of first games in charge
02/11/2022
World No. 1 and Olympic champions Japan will play two NPB teams on 5 and 6 November and face World No. 10 Australia on 9 and 10 November. "I can't wait to take the field," said Kuriyama.
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Canada announces roster for XXXI WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier

Canada announces roster for XXXI WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier
02/11/2022
Manager Greg Hamilton selected the 20-man roster after an eight-game camp in the Dominican Republic. In September, nine players represented Canada at the XXX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup.
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Espoo Expos win Finland National Baseball Championship

Espoo Expos win Finland National Baseball Championship
31/10/2022
For the first time in the history of Finnish baseball, official leagues were played across three different levels.
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The Global Game podcast - Juan Martin: Baseball's globetrotter grateful for all the opportunities the sport has provided

The Global Game podcast - Juan Martin: Baseball's globetrotter grateful for all the opportunities the sport has provided
31/10/2022
“Thanks to baseball, I speak four languages, I had the chance to study, I have my job, I’m a coach and I’m still playing and learning the game,” Martin said. (Photo courtesy of Baseball Bundesliga)
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International baseball alums to take the field in MLB World Series

International baseball alums to take the field in MLB World Series
28/10/2022
The Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros feature Olympic medalists such as David Robertson (silver at Tokyo 2020 - pictured above) and Yuli Gurriel (gold at Athens 2004, silver at Bejing 2008) as well as Alec Bohm who played for the US at the WBSC Premier12 2019.
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Four Japanese WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup bronze medal winners selected in NPB Draft

Four Japanese WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup bronze medal winners selected in NPB Draft
28/10/2022
Catcher Shion Matsuo and outfielder Shogo Asano (pictured above) were picked in the first round, reliever and catcher Kaito Noda was selected in the third round, and pitcher Haruto Yamada was drafted in the fifth round.
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International baseball mourns the passing of Roland Hoffmann

International baseball mourns the passing of Roland Hoffmann
27/10/2022
The German Federation Hall of Famer served as a Technical Commissioner in European and World competitions.
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WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2022 by the numbers

WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2022 by the numbers
25/10/2022
High quality pitching was the key for Japan to clinch their second WBSC U-23 Baseball World Championship. The Most Valuable Player of the tournament Ryusei Gonda (pictured) led the tournament with four saves in six appearances.
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U-23 Baseball World Cup MVP Ryusei Gonda, All-World Team awarded during closing ceremony

U-23 Baseball World Cup MVP Ryusei Gonda, All-World Team awarded during closing ceremony
23/10/2022
The Japanese reliever appeared in seven games, including the final, and earned five saves. Seven of the 12 participants have a player in the All-World Tea. WBSC Secretary General Beng Choo Low: "Thank you all for helping to make this an amazing and memorable world-class event. The Chinese Taipei Baseball Association and the Local Organising Committee have been dedicated and committed partners."
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Maruyama three-run homer, masterful pitching highlight Japan's title victory over Korea

Maruyama three-run homer, masterful pitching highlight Japan's title victory over Korea
23/10/2022
Japan defeated Korea 3-0 in the IV U-23 Baseball World Cup final. Masashi Maruyama's homer represented the first runs allowed by Korea's left-handed pitcher Saangyung Lee. Japan won the inaugural edition and finished second in 2018.
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Sheng Ping Cheng leads Chinese Taipei to bronze medal

Sheng Ping Cheng leads Chinese Taipei to bronze medal
23/10/2022
The second baseman batted in all the runs. Chen Hsun Lee allowed a run on one hit in the first, then limited Mexico to a couple of hits. Hsin Yen Chuang pitched two perfect innings to close the game.
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U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 10: East Asian rivals Japan and Korea set up final, Mexico and Chinese Taipei play for bronze

U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 10: East Asian rivals Japan and Korea set up final, Mexico and Chinese Taipei play for bronze
22/10/2022
Japan relied on starter Raiku Katayama, who allowed Mexico only one walk over five innings. They took the lead in the bottom of the second and never looked back. Korea tied the game against Colombia in the bottom of the seventh and won it in the eighth as Seunghwan Song slid head-first to beat the throw to first, which would have completed an inning-ending double play. Australia beat Chinese Taipei in the final game of the Super Round. The hosts will play Mexico for the bronze medal
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U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 9: Japan, Korea and Mexico tied at top of Super Round standings

U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 9: Japan, Korea and Mexico tied at top of Super Round standings
21/10/2022
Mexico and Japan earned two dramatic wins over Chinese Taipei and Korea. Chinese Taipei is now fourth. Colombia beat Australia, eliminating both from medal contention.
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U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 8: Korea on top of Super Round standings as Japan and Mexico also win

U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 8: Korea on top of Super Round standings as Japan and Mexico also win
20/10/2022
In a crucial game between two unbeaten sides, two consecutive bunts put the Chinese Taipei defence under pressure in the second innings and broke the score open for Korea. A two-RBI single by Kanta Aiba was all the offence Japan's pitching needed. Colombia's plan worked as clockwork for the first four innings, then a wrong move to the bullpen allowed Mexico to come back.
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Super Round schedule announced for IV U-23 Baseball World Cup

Super Round schedule announced for IV U-23 Baseball World Cup
19/10/2022
The second phase will run from 20 through 22 October. The medal games are scheduled for Sunday, 23 October at Tianmu Stadium in Taipei City.
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U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 7: Australia, Mexico join Korea in Super Round

U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 7: Australia, Mexico join Korea in Super Round
19/10/2022
It was an exciting day of baseball at Tianmu Stadium, with two of the three makeup games finishing in extra innings. The results shaped Group B standings, with five teams tied at 2-3. The Team Quality Balance (TQB) calculations promoted Australia and Mexico.
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WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 6: Australia win two games in a day, Korea and Colombia qualify for Super Round

WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 6: Australia win two games in a day, Korea and Colombia qualify for Super Round
18/10/2022
After the comeback win against the Netherlands, Australia carried their momentum into the next game and played even better as they outscored Puerto Rico to complete back-to-back wins. Korea will finish first in Group B. Colombia will advance as Group A No. 3. Bryan Alvarez batted in the go-ahead run with a pinch-hit double.
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WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 5: Chinese Taipei, Japan qualify for Super Round, huge wins for Netherlands, and Puerto Rico

WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 5: Chinese Taipei, Japan qualify for Super Round, huge wins for Netherlands, and Puerto Rico
17/10/2022
The hosts outscored South Africa and are 4-0, and Japan's pitcher dominated Colombia. The Dutch came from behind and celebrated their first success against Cuba. A two-out bloop single to center field by Ricardo de La Torre gave the 'boricua' a 3-2 win against Mexico.
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WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 4: Korea, Chinese Taipei earn huge wins, defending champs Venezuela fall again

WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 4: Korea, Chinese Taipei earn huge wins, defending champs Venezuela fall again
16/10/2022
Seunghwan Song hit a grand slam off Andy Vargas to walk off a game against Cuba tied into the seventh. The hosts showed dominant pitching against Japan and are now alone on top of Group A. A bunt by slugger Bryam Buelvas led Colombia to victory over Venezuela. Due to inclement weather, the WBSC moved two games to Douliou city, which will host Group B also on Monday, 17 October.
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WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 3: Japan, Chinese Taipei on top of Group A, rain cancels Group B games

WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 3: Japan, Chinese Taipei on top of Group A, rain cancels Group B games
15/10/2022
A hitless bullpen and productive Hiroki Nakagawa led Japan to a huge win against defending world champions Venezuela. The hosts beat Germany. The world No. 1 and No. 2 programmes will face each other on Sunday in Taichung. Due to inclement weather, it was not possible to play at Tianmu Stadium in Taipei City
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Denny Hocking to return as USA Baseball U-18 National Team manager

Denny Hocking to return as USA Baseball U-18 National Team manager
14/10/2022
Gold medalist Denny Hocking returns as skipper; Eric Borba, James Cooper, and Brad Penny to serve as assistants
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U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 2 - Mexico win in extras, four shut outs by Korea, Japan, Puerto Rico and Venezuela

U-23 Baseball World Cup Day 2 - Mexico win in extras, four shut outs by Korea, Japan, Puerto Rico and Venezuela
14/10/2022
The runner-up of the 2021 edition won a thriller against Australia. Starting pitchers impressed in every game.
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Netherlands partner with Wellink for U-23 Baseball World Cup helmet sponsorship

Netherlands partner with Wellink for U-23 Baseball World Cup helmet sponsorship
14/10/2022
The Dutch food industry giant is active in the Asian markets and believes the association with international baseball will help raise brand awareness.
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WBSC Virtual Cup Opening Round ends with record number of entries

WBSC Virtual Cup Opening Round ends with record number of entries
14/10/2022
The dynamic, open-to-the-public eSport tournament completed its pilot debut on September 30, however the number of participants is already breaking records.
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Chinese Taipei open IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup with comeback win against Colombia

Chinese Taipei open IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup with comeback win against Colombia
13/10/2022
Colombia took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth. The hosts roared back with a five-run sixth. "I want to express my deep gratitude to our hosts, CTBA, and its President, Jeffrey Koo Jr," said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari during the opening ceremony. "We feel at home here."
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WBSC welcomes major sponsors for U-23 Baseball World Cup 2022

WBSC welcomes major sponsors for U-23 Baseball World Cup 2022
13/10/2022
WBSC Global Sponsor Nippon Express highlights the U-23 Baseball World Cup’s roster of sponsors.
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Where to watch the IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup

Where to watch the IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup
12/10/2022
The 2022 U-23 World Cup will commence on October 13 – here’s where you can watch the action live from wherever you are around the world.
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IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup preview: Chinese Taipei-Colombia to open 11-day extravaganza

IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup preview: Chinese Taipei-Colombia to open 11-day extravaganza
12/10/2022
The hosts and the previous edition's bronze medallists are strong candidates for the Super Round in Group A, together with defending World Champions Venezuela and Japan. The toughest competition may result in Group B, with all six teams aiming for the top three spots.
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IV U-23 Baseball World Cup set to start, trophy unveiled during welcome press conference

IV U-23 Baseball World Cup set to start, trophy unveiled during welcome press conference
11/10/2022
Eleven Chinese Taipei players shared welcome messages for the other participating National Teams while Chinese Taipei Baseball Association Vice President Hua-Wei Lin sent a welcome message and said: “This shows that the U-23 Baseball World Cup is one of the most important tournaments in the international baseball schedule.”
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WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup: Puerto Rico aiming to better eighth place finish

WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup: Puerto Rico aiming to better eighth place finish
11/10/2022
Puerto Rico has participated in one previous edition of the WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup in 2018, finishing eighth in Barranquilla, Colombia.
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Taipei, Taichung and Douliu: Getting to know the IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup host cities

Taipei, Taichung and Douliu: Getting to know the IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup host cities
10/10/2022
Discover the three host cities where 12 national teams will compete for the title of the U-23 Baseball World Champion from 13 to 24 October.
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Renewed Samurai Japan squad to face Australia in friendly series

Renewed Samurai Japan squad to face Australia in friendly series
10/10/2022
World No 1 Japan also will face Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters and Yomiuri Giants as preparation for the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
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10 things to know about the IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup

10 things to know about the IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup
09/10/2022
The U-23 Baseball World Cup 2022 opens on Thursday, 13 October, in Taipei City.
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WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup: A compelling and competitive history

WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup: A compelling and competitive history
08/10/2022
The event, which starts on Thursday, has one of the most level playing fields across the WBSC’s baseball events with four different winners across its four editions to date.
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Panama and Nicaragua qualify for World Baseball Classic 2023

Panama and Nicaragua qualify for World Baseball Classic 2023
06/10/2022
They both beat Brazil at the end of the six-team double-elimination tournament at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City. Canada's Lisa Turbitt became the first woman to umpire a World Baseball Classic game.
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Olympic gold medalist Munetaka Murakami surpasses Sadaharu Oh single season home run record

Olympic gold medalist Munetaka Murakami surpasses Sadaharu Oh single season home run record
04/10/2022
The 22-year-old slugger hit 56 home runs on his way to a Triple Crown and a first-place finish with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Former Dutch slugger Wladimir Balentien has the overall single-season record with 60 homers.
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Mexico to field roster of professionals at IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup

Mexico to field roster of professionals at IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup
03/10/2022
Ten players are under contract with MLB organizations, including Padres top prospect and U-23 Baseball World Cup alumnus Brandon Valenzuela.
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Santiago 2023 reveals baseball, softball pictograms for Pan Am Games

Santiago 2023 reveals baseball, softball pictograms for Pan Am Games
03/10/2022
Baseball and softball are part of Santiago 2023’s Pan American Sports programme.
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IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup to open in 10 days

IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup to open in 10 days
03/10/2022
Chinese Taipei-Puerto Rico will open the tournament on 13 October at Tenmu Stadium, Taipei City. The finals are scheduled for Sunday, 23 October.
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Yadier Molina to manage Puerto Rico in next World Baseball Classic

Yadier Molina to manage Puerto Rico in next World Baseball Classic
30/09/2022
The legendary catcher had already managed the National Team at the WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2018. Joey Solá, who managed Puerto Rico at the U-15 Baseball World Cup this year, will serve as the general manager.
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International Summit on Sport: WBSC President joins world sport's leaders in signing Sport for All Declaration in Vatican City

International Summit on Sport: WBSC President joins world sport's leaders in signing Sport for All Declaration in Vatican City
30/09/2022
The WBSC has put its effort into making baseball/softball more accessible through its flagship parasport Baseball for the Blind, Baseball5 and Wheelchair Softball.
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Second World Baseball Classic Qualifier to open Friday in Panama City

Second World Baseball Classic Qualifier to open Friday in Panama City
29/09/2022
World No. 13 Panama, No. 15 Nicaragua, No. 25 Brazil, No. 27 Argentina, No. 31 Pakistan and No. 46 New Zealand will compete for two tickets.
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MLB: Aaron Judge ties Roger Maris' 61 home run single season record

MLB: Aaron Judge ties Roger Maris' 61 home run single season record
29/09/2022
"It's an incredible honour to get a chance to be associated with one of the Yankee greats," said Judge, who presented the HR ball to his mother Patty in the presence of Roger Maris Junior.
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Indonesia celebrates 77th Independence Day with first national baseball league

Indonesia celebrates 77th Independence Day with first national baseball league
29/09/2022
The first Indonesia Baseball League took place from 21 to 26 August. An All-Star team participated in an international tournament with the National Teams of Malaysia and Singapore and a team representing the Korean community.
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WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup alumni display power at MLB, NPB levels

WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup alumni display power at MLB, NPB levels
27/09/2022
USA's Triston Casas was the MVP of the 2017 edition of the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup, helping the US win a gold medal before starring for his country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games where USA won an Olympic silver medal. He is now playing for MLB's Boston Red Sox. Kotaro Kiyomiya helped Japan win bronze at the U-18 World Cup 2017 and earned NPB All-Star Game MVP honours.
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Cuba announce 24-man roster for WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup

Cuba announce 24-man roster for WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup
27/09/2022
Manager Alain Alvarez is aiming for a medal. The roster is made of players from the Cuban National League.
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Albert Pujols becomes fourth player in MLB history to hit 700 home runs

Albert Pujols becomes fourth player in MLB history to hit 700 home runs
26/09/2022
The Dominican born joined Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth on 23 September. The only other player in professional baseball in that category is World Home Run King Sadaharu Oh.
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IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup: Puerto Rico opens training camp

IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup: Puerto Rico opens training camp
26/09/2022
Manager Juan 'Igor' Gonzalez is working with 30 players in Cayey. He will pick the final 24-man roster before 11 October.
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Media accreditation now open for WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2022

Media accreditation now open for WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2022

Great Britain and Czechia qualify for World Baseball Classic 2023

Great Britain and Czechia qualify for World Baseball Classic 2023
22/09/2022
They earned their spots in the first qualifier in Regensburg, Germany. Two more National Teams will advance to the tournament from a second qualifier, set to open on 30 September in Panama City.
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Groups, schedule revealed for WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup this October in Taipei

Groups, schedule revealed for WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup this October in Taipei
20/09/2022
China and Nicaragua have been replaced by Puerto Rico and Colombia in the final list of participating teams.
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United States defeat Chinese Taipei in the final, earn 10th U-18 Baseball World Cup

United States defeat Chinese Taipei in the final, earn 10th U-18 Baseball World Cup
18/09/2022
The speed of centre fielder Kendall George kept the hosts in the game and put them ahead. A three-run homer by Bryce Eldridge opened the score. Blake Mitchell earned the win, and Eldridge pitched the seventh.
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USA’s Bryce Eldridge earns WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup MVP honours as six squads represented in All-World Team

USA’s Bryce Eldridge earns WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup MVP honours as six squads represented in All-World Team

Japan win WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup bronze medal after 6-2 win over Korea

Japan win WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup bronze medal after 6-2 win over Korea
18/09/2022
It represents the second WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup bronze medal in history for Japan, and the nation’s sixth medal overall.
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U-18 Baseball World Cup Live Blog: Final Day - How It Happened

U-18 Baseball World Cup Live Blog: Final Day - How It Happened
18/09/2022
USA came from behind thanks to Kendall George and broke the score open on a home run by Bryce Eldridge to beat Chinese Taipei in the final. Their day started with a dramatic win against Japan to earn the right to play in the final. Japan defeated Korea to win the bronze medal.
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The US walk off two-day drama, will play Chinese Taipei in World Championship game

The US walk off two-day drama, will play Chinese Taipei in World Championship game
18/09/2022
Japan entered the seventh with a 3-2 lead, the US tied it on a balk by Yusefu Yoshimura and won it as Dylan Cupp (pictured above) singled off Kaito Noda.
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U-18 Baseball World Cup: Super Round-Day 3 - Japan-USA to restart on Sunday, Chinese Taipei advance to World Championship game

U-18 Baseball World Cup: Super Round-Day 3 - Japan-USA to restart on Sunday, Chinese Taipei advance to World Championship game
17/09/2022
Japan took a 3-2 lead in the third before the game was delayed at 17:18 for a lightning alert. After two heavy thunderstorms hit Sarasota, the WBSC Technical Commission decided to postpone the game to Sunday, starting at 09:30 local time. Earlier in the day, Chinese Taipei defeated the Netherlands to earn their spot in the final. Korea beat Mexico to stay in contention.
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Australia get 7-2 win against South Africa to close Placement Round in ninth

Australia get 7-2 win against South Africa to close Placement Round in ninth
17/09/2022
Four Australian pitchers combined to pitch a one-hitter for the Aussies in their last game at the XXX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup.
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Korea beat Mexico to confirm place in medal round

Korea beat Mexico to confirm place in medal round
17/09/2022
The two pitching staffs combined nine walks in the first three innings. Mexico took an early lead but Korea came back thanks to timely hitting and the running game.
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Chinese Taipei advance to the World Championship Final with 3-0 shutout against the Netherlands

Chinese Taipei advance to the World Championship Final with 3-0 shutout against the Netherlands
17/09/2022
Chinese Taipei’s starter Shao-En Lin pitched five scoreless innings, striking out six while giving up two hits and three walks. The Netherlands closed their participation in fifth place, their best ever finish in the U-18 Baseball World Cup.
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Panama finish in eighth place after come from behind win over Canada

Panama finish in eighth place after come from behind win over Canada
17/09/2022
Eric Guevara tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning with a solo homer to left field.
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Brazil beat Italy to finish seventh, best placement since 1997

Brazil beat Italy to finish seventh, best placement since 1997
17/09/2022
Starter Henrique Kono brought a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Brazil took the lead in the first and didn't look back.
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U-18 Baseball World Cup: Super Round-Day 2: Korea earn huge win, share first place with Chinese Taipei and USA

U-18 Baseball World Cup: Super Round-Day 2: Korea earn huge win, share first place with Chinese Taipei and USA
17/09/2022
Korea won a dramatic game against Chinse Taipei. They took the lead in the top of the eighth and resisted the defending champions' comeback. The third out came after a trap, with the tying run at third. The US beat Mexico despite a rough start to stay in the hunt. The game between Japan and the Netherland was called because of rain after five innings.
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Japan earn second Super Round win in rain-shortened game against Netherlands

Japan earn second Super Round win in rain-shortened game against Netherlands
17/09/2022
Japan’s only run of the game was scored in the bottom of the third on a grounder to second base.
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United States come from behind to beat Mexico to stay in joint first place

United States come from behind to beat Mexico to stay in joint first place
17/09/2022
Starting pitchers had rough nights in Bradenton. Mexico had an early lead, but the US struck back using both the long and the short ball. Outfielders Maxwell Clark and Aidan Miller made key plays.
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Korea win against Chinese Taipei in dramatic tie-break finish, set things up for triple tie at top of Super Round

Korea win against Chinese Taipei in dramatic tie-break finish, set things up for triple tie at top of Super Round
16/09/2022
Korea scored three runs in the top of the eighth. Chinese Taipei scored two in the bottom half of the frame, and the final out came with the tying run rounding third.
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Alexander Chavez’s four RBIs lift Panama over South Africa 10-1

Alexander Chavez’s four RBIs lift Panama over South Africa 10-1
16/09/2022
Panama’s first baseman went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
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Brazil flirts with seventh place, Australia come back to win in ninth

Brazil flirts with seventh place, Australia come back to win in ninth
16/09/2022
Joao Marostica and Vitor Belo took a no-hitter in the seventh and within one strike from the win. Australia tied it on a base hit by second baseman Kyan Wallington and won it in the ninth.
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Italy come from behind to clinch 3-2 win against Canada

Italy come from behind to clinch 3-2 win against Canada
16/09/2022
Williams Wong produced the three runs of Italy in the third, fifth and seventh innings.
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World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Regensburg, Germany starts Friday

World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Regensburg, Germany starts Friday
16/09/2022
Regensburg, Germany, will host from 16 to 21 September one of two World Baseball Classic Qualifiers at the Armin-Wolf-Baseball-Arena. Host and world No. 18 Germany, No. 14 Czechia, No. 19 Spain, No. 22 France, No. 23 Great Britain and No. 26 South Africa are competing for two spots in the World Baseball Classic 2023.
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U-18 Baseball World Cup: Super Round - Day 1: Chinese Taipei remain undefeated, Korea and Netherlands also win

U-18 Baseball World Cup: Super Round - Day 1: Chinese Taipei remain undefeated, Korea and Netherlands also win
16/09/2022
The defending World Champions left no chance to the United States. Japan's starter Hiruto Yamada didn't survive the second inning. Korea dominated Japan. The Dutch reversed a three-run Mexican lead manufacturing runs. Reliever Stijn Van der Schaaf earned the win.
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Korea dominate Japan behind strong pitching and an impressive running game

Korea dominate Japan behind strong pitching and an impressive running game
16/09/2022
Korea scored four in the bottom of the first which proved much more than needed since Japan's offence produced only four hits.
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Nien-Hsi Yang tosses complete game as Chinese Taipei beat USA, take control of Super Round

Nien-Hsi Yang tosses complete game as Chinese Taipei beat USA, take control of Super Round
15/09/2022
Nien-Hsi Yang pitched a two-hit gem for the defending world champions, striking out five US opponents.
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Canada beat Australia in a 7-6 thriller to win opening Placement Round game

Canada beat Australia in a 7-6 thriller to win opening Placement Round game
15/09/2022
A Myles Naylor solo home run in the bottom of the fifth was the difference in a very close baseball game.
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Brazil beat Panama in extras, lead Placement Round with clean record

Brazil beat Panama in extras, lead Placement Round with clean record
15/09/2022
After a beautiful pitching duel between starters Luis Aguilar and Paulo Noris, Brazil won it in the eighth when pinch hitter Paulo Barbosa scored both tie-break runners on a double.
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The Netherlands beat Mexico to open Super Round

The Netherlands beat Mexico to open Super Round
15/09/2022
Both teams used the small ball when they got runners in scoring position, thus putting defences under pressure. Reliever Stijn Van der Schaaf earned the win pitching three scoreless innings.
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Italy edge South Africa 2-1 in pitching duel to clinch first Placement Round win

Italy edge South Africa 2-1 in pitching duel to clinch first Placement Round win
15/09/2022
Italy’s starter Pietro Verzin struck out eight in six innings while allowing one run and six hits to get his first win of the tournament.
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WBSC Coach Licensing Course to be held in conjunction with the ESCA Training Camp

WBSC Coach Licensing Course to be held in conjunction with the ESCA Training Camp
15/09/2022
All the coaches taking part in the course will be tested and, based on their final result, will receive a Level 1 or Level 2 Baseball or Softball License according to the WBSC international standards.
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Super Round schedule announced for XXX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup

Super Round schedule announced for XXX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup
14/09/2022
After the 30-game Opening Round, world No. 5 USA, No. 3 Korea and No. 8 the Netherlands advanced to the Super Round as the top-three teams in Group A; while defending world champions and world No. 2 Chinese Taipei won Group B undefeated, followed by No. 1 Japan and No. 4 Mexico.
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WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 6: The Netherlands confirmed as sixth team for Super Round

WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 6: The Netherlands confirmed as sixth team for Super Round
14/09/2022
The day opened with the completion of the game between the United States and South Africa, which was postponed on 11 September. The US completed the job, sending the Netherlands through to the Super Round. In the final game of Day 6, Panama beat Australia to earn an advantage in the Placement Round.
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Panama beat Australia, earn Placement Round advantage

Panama beat Australia, earn Placement Round advantage
14/09/2022
After a pitching duel, Australia scored the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth but gave up the lead on a couple of errors. Eric Guevara hit a sacrifice fly to walk it off.
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Chinese Taipei win a wild one against Panama, head undefeated to Super Round

Chinese Taipei win a wild one against Panama, head undefeated to Super Round
14/09/2022
The two teams needed four pitchers to go through two innings, and then there was no score in the last four. Yi Lei Sun had four RBIs.
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Mees Robberse hits 3-run homer as Netherlands beat South Africa 9-0

Mees Robberse hits 3-run homer as Netherlands beat South Africa 9-0
14/09/2022
Mees Robberse hit a three run homer in the top of the fourth to give the orange team a comfortable lead for the final innings.
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Korea close Opening Round with 13-0 win against Canada

Korea close Opening Round with 13-0 win against Canada
14/09/2022
Leading 2-0 after five innings, the world No. 3 exploded against Canada’s bullpen with 11 runs in the sixth inning to secure the win.
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United States beat South Africa, finish undefeated and send Netherlands through to Super Round

United States beat South Africa, finish undefeated and send Netherlands through to Super Round
14/09/2022
Rain forced the suspension of the game on Sunday, with the US leading 10-0. The Dutch will join the hosts and Korea among the top six teams.
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WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 5: Five out of six Super Round spots confirmed

WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 5: Five out of six Super Round spots confirmed
14/09/2022
USA and Chinese Taipei finished in first place with Korea second in Group A behind the hosts. The Netherlands will have to wait for the completion of USA-South Africa to see if they can celebrate a third place finish. Japan and Mexico finished in second and third place behind the defending World Champions in Group B. The previously postponed games are scheduled for Wednesday, 14 September.
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USA beat Brazil to clinch top spot in Group A

USA beat Brazil to clinch top spot in Group A
14/09/2022
Aidan Miller rocketed his second home run of the tournament in the first inning and led USA’s offensive night.
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Chinese Taipei outscore Japan, earn first place in Group B

Chinese Taipei outscore Japan, earn first place in Group B
14/09/2022
The defending World Champions got to starter Kazuki Kozai in the top of the second. Jun Wei Zheng, the ninth hitter in the batting order, had a five-RBI game.
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Australia hold off Italy’s late rally to take 5-4 win

Australia hold off Italy’s late rally to take 5-4 win
13/09/2022
Australia scored three in the top of the seventh and then withstood Italy’s last attack to clinch their first victory of the tournament.
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Canada score early, earn first win

Canada score early, earn first win
13/09/2022
Canda earned a quick lead, but South Africa managed to stay in the game and made it interesting after right fielder Tyron Brickhill homered in the top of the fourth.
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Antonis Macias’ bat gives Mexico key walk-off win over Panama

Antonis Macias’ bat gives Mexico key walk-off win over Panama
13/09/2022
The Mexican left fielder went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and one RBI, a walk-off single to right field in the bottom of the eighth.
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Korea win pitching duel with the Netherlands, make giant step towards Super Round

Korea win pitching duel with the Netherlands, make giant step towards Super Round
13/09/2022
Four pitchers allowed a total of five hits, and both teams played masterful defence. Korea scored their lone run in the second on a two-out and bases-loaded hit batter.
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U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 4: USA beat Canada in a thriller, Chinese Taipei's Shao En Lin dominates Mexico as Super Round race heats up

U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 4: USA beat Canada in a thriller, Chinese Taipei's Shao En Lin dominates Mexico as Super Round race heats up
13/09/2022
The US came from behind to win a dramatic game and stay on top of Group A while Japan and Chinese Taipei stay undefeated. The Super Round race heats in Group A with Korea, the Netherlands and Brazil in the mix. In Group B, Mexico and Panama are fighting behind Japan and Chinese Taipei who face each other at LECOM Park on Tuesday.
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The US use the long ball, heart, guts to come from behind and beat Canada in dramatic night

The US use the long ball, heart, guts to come from behind and beat Canada in dramatic night
13/09/2022
Canada took a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth, but a couple of swings by Maxwell Clark and Kevin McGonigle reversed it. Blake Mitchell moved from catcher to pitcher and earned the save.
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Shogo Asano stays hot as Japan beat Australia 10-0 to remain undefeated

Shogo Asano stays hot as Japan beat Australia 10-0 to remain undefeated
13/09/2022
The Japanese left fielder went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and one RBI. He leads the world No. 1 team in batting average with .583 for the tournament.
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Panama tops Italy in five innings, earns first win of the tournament

Panama tops Italy in five innings, earns first win of the tournament
12/09/2022
Roger Lasso hit a double and a triple in two at bats, with two RBI and two runs scored to lead Panama’s 12-hit offensive effort.
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Korea rallies over South Africa in five innings

Korea rallies over South Africa in five innings
12/09/2022
Hyunbhin Moon hit his first home run of the tournament in the top of the fourth inning. Korea sit in second place in Group A, tied with the Netherlands with two wins and one defeat, behind the undefeated USA.
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Netherlands come from behind to beat Brazil, earn second win

Netherlands come from behind to beat Brazil, earn second win
12/09/2022
After an early scare, the Dutch play solid baseball and earn an advantage in Group B's race for the Super Round.
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Shao-En Lin pitches complete-game masterpiece as Chinese Taipei tops Mexico 4-0

Shao-En Lin pitches complete-game masterpiece as Chinese Taipei tops Mexico 4-0
12/09/2022
Shao-En Lin used 85 pitches to blank Mexico’s offence during the seven innings of play.
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WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 3: Japan walks it off, USA-South Africa suspended, key wins for Netherlands, Chinese Taipei, Mexico

WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 3: Japan walks it off, USA-South Africa suspended, key wins for Netherlands, Chinese Taipei,  Mexico
11/09/2022
A one-out sacrifice fly by Japan's Yuta Utsumi broke a tied ball game with Panama. USA-South Africa was suspended in the top of the third due to inclement weather. Korea's win against Brazil could prove pivotal in the Group A Super Round race. Canada took their second hard loss. Mexico needed five pitchers to beat Italy.
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Utsumi’s walk off sacrifice fly gives Japan dramatic win over Panama

Utsumi’s walk off sacrifice fly gives Japan dramatic win over Panama
11/09/2022
Japan rallied for four runs in the third, with RBI by Shion Matsuo, Yuta Utsumi and Yudai Ebine, to take control of the game.
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Beomseok Kim records 4 RBI, Korea top Brazil 11-2 at U-18 Baseball World Cup

Beomseok Kim records 4 RBI, Korea top Brazil 11-2 at U-18 Baseball World Cup
11/09/2022
Five-time champions Korea set the tone of the game in the first inning with a four-run rally, including an RBI double by Beomseok Kim
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Mexico outhit Italy to earn second win

Mexico outhit Italy to earn second win
11/09/2022
Mexico used five pitchers, had 14 hits and left 11 on base. Italy used three pitchers, had 11 hits, a pair of questionable base running decisions and left nine on base.
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XXX U18-Baseball World Cup: Chinese Taipei beat Australia in five to record second win in Group B

XXX U18-Baseball World Cup: Chinese Taipei beat Australia in five to record second win in Group B
11/09/2022
Chinese Taipei tallied 10 hits at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida.
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Jakey Josefa leads Netherlands to emotional walk off win over Canada

Jakey Josefa leads Netherlands to emotional walk off win over Canada
11/09/2022
Canada took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the seventh and needed only two more strikes. Jakey Josefa hit a two-RBI triple and then scored the winning run on a throwing error.
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WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 2: USA, Japan and Brazil lead groups with two wins from two

WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 2: USA, Japan and Brazil lead groups with two wins from two
11/09/2022
World No. 1 Japan and nine-time champions USA confirm their status as favourites, Brazil earn a second comeback win and surprise as co-leaders of Group A.
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Strong pitchers and power help USA beat Korea

Strong pitchers and power help USA beat Korea
11/09/2022
The US pitching staff allowed only one hit, and the line-up combined for 10 hits, including two solo home runs. The US top Group A alongside Brazil after two games.
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Japan scores early, holds the lead to clinch 4-1 win over Mexico

Japan scores early, holds the lead to clinch 4-1 win over Mexico
11/09/2022
Japan scored three in the first inning with an RBI single by Yudai Ebine and a two-run hit by Kaito Ito.
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Chinese Taipei walk off Italy to win opening game

Chinese Taipei walk off Italy to win opening game
11/09/2022
After a pitching duel between minor leaguer Alessandro Ercolani and CPBL top draft pick Pao Lo Huang, the game entered the seventh as a 1-1 tie. Hsin Chiu hit a walk-off single.
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Nuno Borges’ two-run single lifts Brazil to come-from-behind 3-2 win over Canada

Nuno Borges’ two-run single lifts Brazil to come-from-behind 3-2 win over Canada
10/09/2022
It’s the second comeback-win for Brazil in as many days at the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup.
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MLB approves rule changes to speed up the pace of play, improve players' safety

MLB approves rule changes to speed up the pace of play, improve players' safety
10/09/2022
A pitch clock, limitations to shift, and bigger bases will be in the rules of play during the 2023 season. "These changes will make the game even better and more enjoyable," commented Commissioner Rob Manfred.
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WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 1: USA, Mexico, Brazil and Japan win. Korea-Canada postponed

WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 1: USA, Mexico, Brazil and Japan win. Korea-Canada postponed
10/09/2022
Rain delays affected all games including the opening game Korea-Canada, which was postponed. Japan shut out Italy. Brazil came from behind and walked off South Africa. Mexico built a comfortable lead early. The Netherlands hit two homers, and the US won it on a grand slam by Bryce Eldridge.
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Yael Romero’s 4 RBI powers Mexico past Australia

Yael Romero’s 4 RBI powers Mexico past Australia
10/09/2022
The Mexican starter Manuel Rodriguez had a quality start to get the win.
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