The World Games: Australia, Japan, USA to tune up at Atlanta 1996 Olympic softball stadium

The World Games: Australia, Japan, USA to tune up at Atlanta 1996 Olympic softball stadium
25/05/2022
World No. 1 USA, No. 2 Japan and No. 8 Australia will meet in a thee-game series on 4 July at South Commons Complex in Columbus, Georgia, site of the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games softball event.
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Dates set for WBSC U-12 Mixed Softball World Cup, five of eight teams confirmed

Dates set for WBSC U-12 Mixed Softball World Cup, five of eight teams confirmed
24/05/2022
An increased number of eight mixed-gender teams, twice as many as the first edition in 2019, will be participating in the event.
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Asia qualifiers for WBSC Men’s and U-23 Softball World Cups to be played in Japan in September

Asia qualifiers for WBSC Men’s and U-23 Softball World Cups to be played in Japan in September
24/05/2022
The Asia U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup Qualifier will be played on 1-2 September, while the qualifier for the flagship WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup will run from 3-5 September.
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Austria wins women’s Softball Four Nations Tournament in Vienna

Austria wins women’s Softball Four Nations Tournament in Vienna
23/05/2022
The tournament, which included Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia, was a tune-up for this July's European Women’s Softball Championship in Spain.
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WBSC releases Official Rules of Softball Slow Pitch 2022-2025

WBSC releases Official Rules of Softball Slow Pitch 2022-2025
23/05/2022
This new version updates the 2018-2021 rulebook, which was the first-ever dedicated rulebook for the slow pitch discipline.
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Asian Games: New baseball, softball venues pass inspection

Asian Games: New baseball, softball venues pass inspection
23/05/2022
The Shaoxing sports and cultural centre is the location of the baseball and softball tournaments. China Baseball Association Deputy Secretary-General Din Feng demonstrated the venue's functional design.
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Great Britain’s Georgina Corrick, USA’s Jocelyn Alo, Baylee Klingler are 2022 Collegiate Player of the Year award finalists

Great Britain’s Georgina Corrick, USA’s Jocelyn Alo, Baylee Klingler are 2022 Collegiate Player of the Year award finalists
21/05/2022
Georgina Corrick, Jocelyn Alo and Baylee Klingler have played, or will play, with their respective national team in international competitions.
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Four Nations women’s softball tournament to be played in Vienna, Austria, on 21-22 May

Four Nations women’s softball tournament to be played in Vienna, Austria, on 21-22 May
20/05/2022
World No. 28 Croatia, host and No. 29 Austria, No. 37 Slovakia and No. 45 Hungary will face off at Ballpark Spenadlwiese in Vienna.
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Softball legend Maria Soto elected President of Venezuelan Olympic Committee

Softball legend Maria Soto elected President of Venezuelan Olympic Committee
19/05/2022
Maria Soto became the first woman to be elected to the top position of the Venezuelan Olympic Movement in its 80 years of history. Venezuelan Baseball President Aracelis Leon was elected as fourth Vice President of the National Olympic Committee.
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New professional softball league to open in USA, schedule announced

New professional softball league to open in USA, schedule announced
19/05/2022
The newly launched Women’s Professional Fastpitch (WPF) is the official professional softball league in the United States, founded by USA Softball, USSSA -- a WBSC Member and Associated Member respectively -- and Smash It Sports.
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Guam's Special Olympics softball season to open 28 May

Guam's Special Olympics softball season to open 28 May
19/05/2022
This will be the fifth Special Olympics Guam softball season, after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The softball programme started in 2017, with consecutive seasons happening until 2020.
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Softball Australia names head coach, prelim roster for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup

Softball Australia names head coach, prelim roster for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup
19/05/2022
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Australia head coach Laing Harrow will manage the men’s side in the upcoming World Cup.
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Schedule, live-stream announced for South American Women’s Softball Championship in Buenos Aires

Schedule, live-stream announced for South American Women’s Softball Championship in Buenos Aires
17/05/2022
Argentina, Brazil, Curaçao, Guatemala, Peru and Argentina U-21 will compete in the regional tournament hosted in Buenos Aires from 4-11 June. All games will be live-streamed.
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USA Softball announces Women’s National Team staff for Canada Cup, Japan All-Star Series

USA Softball announces Women’s National Team staff for Canada Cup, Japan All-Star Series
16/05/2022
The US Women's National Softball Team are scheduled to compete in the Canada Cup (June) and Japan All-Star Series (August) this year.
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Softball New Zealand Women’s National Team eyes potential LA28 Olympics, World Cup as prelim roster revealed

Softball New Zealand Women’s National Team eyes potential LA28 Olympics, World Cup as prelim roster revealed
12/05/2022
New Zealand White Sox head coach Roman Gabriel has named a new squad after last weekend’s off-season training camp at Western Springs College, Nga Puna O Waiorea.
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Softball Australia fills National Team roster with Olympians, new faces for The World Games 2022

Softball Australia fills National Team roster with Olympians, new faces for The World Games 2022
10/05/2022
“While this team has a few new faces that will represent the Travelodge Aussie Spirit for the first time, it also features many players who have extensive international experience coming off the Olympics,” said head coach Laing Harrow.
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WBSC Men's Softball World Cup 2022: To play on home soil, ‘very special’ for 2013 champion Jeremy Manley

WBSC Men's Softball World Cup 2022: To play on home soil, ‘very special’ for 2013 champion Jeremy Manley
09/05/2022
Manley, now a pitching coach for Ball State Cardinals college team in the US, cannot avoid talking about the 2013 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship, which was the last time the international men's softball premier event was staged in New Zealand.
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Softball Canada Announces 2022 Women’s National Team Tour to celebrate Tokyo 2020 Olympic medal

Softball Canada Announces 2022 Women’s National Team Tour to celebrate Tokyo 2020 Olympic medal
09/05/2022
Celebration Tour stops include a series of games against. world No. 10 Netherlands from June 16-18 in Ontario and against No. 11 Czech Republic from June 29 to July 1 in Saskatchewan.
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Seven international college players drafted for Athletes Unlimited Softball third season

Seven international college players drafted for Athletes Unlimited Softball third season
06/05/2022
The list includes players from Australia, Great Britain and USA.
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2022 Asian Games in China postponed

2022 Asian Games in China postponed
06/05/2022
Baseball and softball are part of the Asian Games programme.
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Papua New Guinea Baseball Softball Confederation President Ralph Tarasomo passes away

Papua New Guinea Baseball Softball Confederation President Ralph Tarasomo passes away
06/05/2022
The country's National Olympic Committee regarded him as "one of the great personalities in sports."
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National Team members among 10 finalists for USA’s 2022 Collegiate Player of the Year

National Team members among 10 finalists for USA’s 2022 Collegiate Player of the Year
05/05/2022
Previous recipients of the award include Olympians Stacey Nuveman, Cat Osterman, Monica Abbott, Danielle Lawrie, Keilani Ricketts and Rachel Garcia; WBSC World Champions Ashley Hansen, Kelly Barnhill, and Junior World Champion Lauren Haeger, among others.
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WBSC donates equipment to support baseball, softball development in Zambia

WBSC donates equipment to support baseball, softball development in Zambia
04/05/2022
Equipment, including Baseball5 balls, will go to 15 different receivers, starting with the Lusaka OYDC Zambia sports development centre.
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Three consecutive homers carry Argentina to Men’s Softball Pan American title

Three consecutive homers carry Argentina to Men’s Softball Pan American title
02/05/2022
A set of back-to-back-to-back homers in the fourth inning turned a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead in the final of the Men’s Softball Pan American Championship to power Argentina to a 4-1 victory over Canada.
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Argentina, Canada, Cuba, USA qualify for the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2022 in New Zealand

Argentina, Canada, Cuba, USA qualify for the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2022 in New Zealand
30/04/2022
The four qualified nations will represent the Americas in the upcoming WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup, and will join world No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Czech Republic, No. 5 New Zealand, No. 9 Denmark, and No. 10 South Africa in the flagship men’s softball event. The remaining teams will be two teams from the Asian qualifier and a wild card.
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Softball would have incredible atmosphere at Brisbane 2032 Olympics, says Australian 2-time Olympic medallist Tracey Freeman

Softball would have incredible atmosphere at Brisbane 2032 Olympics, says Australian 2-time Olympic medallist Tracey Freeman
29/04/2022
“Every game would be sold out, there is always such an incredible atmosphere – and as a team sport it would provide so many opportunities for young people and have such an impact on their lives,” said Australia's former catcher.
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Keith Mackintosh named Softball Canada Women’s U-18 National Team head coach

Keith Mackintosh named Softball Canada Women’s U-18 National Team head coach
28/04/2022
“I am excited for the new [World Cup] format that allows us to develop a team over a four-year cycle with the goal of another podium finish in 2025,” said Canada’s head coach.
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Kenya baseball and softball federations team up to develop Baseball5 National Teams

Kenya baseball and softball federations team up to develop Baseball5 National Teams
27/04/2022
The cooperation sees Softball Kenya overseeing the adult Baseball5 National Team, while the Baseball Kenya is responsible for the Youth National Teams. The two baseball and softball leaders explained the reasoning behind this strategy.
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Baseball, softball season opens in West Africa's Ivory Coast

Baseball, softball season opens in West Africa's Ivory Coast
22/04/2022
The country's national baseball and softball federation introduced the sport to 100 new players on the occasion of Opening Day.
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Pan Am qualifier for Men's Softball World Cup 2022 to open Sunday in Argentina

Pan Am qualifier for Men's Softball World Cup 2022 to open Sunday in Argentina
22/04/2022
The tournament will have 10 participating teams which will compete for four spots in the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup, along with continental multi-sports events.
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Record-setting 9 teams confirmed for Asian Games 2022 softball event in China

Record-setting 9 teams confirmed for Asian Games 2022 softball event in China
21/04/2022
An additional squad, pending confirmation from the National Olympic Committee, could boost it to a historic 10-team Asian competition.
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National team players highlight USA’s 2022 Collegiate Player of the Year candidates

National team players highlight USA’s 2022 Collegiate Player of the Year candidates
21/04/2022
In total, 11 of the 25 names listed have participated in WBSC World Cups, while one more is slated to make her international debut this year.
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Softball season heats up as leagues in Europe underway

Softball season heats up as leagues in Europe underway
20/04/2022
Leagues in Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Belgium have begun, while opening day is coming in the Czech Republic and Denmark.
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Andrew Mokoto, ‘The Godfather of Botswana Softball’, passes away at 80

Andrew Mokoto, ‘The Godfather of Botswana Softball’, passes away at 80
18/04/2022
Mokoto was one of the founders of the Botswana Softball Association in 1977 and served for 19 years as its first president.
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WBSC Official Rules of Softball Fast Pitch 2022-2025 now available

WBSC Official Rules of Softball Fast Pitch 2022-2025 now available
11/04/2022
Among the main changes introduced in the new set of rules is the addition of a penalty for placing an incorrect runner on second base in a tiebreaker inning.
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Top-ranked Japan opens 51st Men’s Softball League season

Top-ranked Japan opens 51st Men’s Softball League season
11/04/2022
All 18 teams took the field on opening weekend held at Mitsugi Softball Stadium in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture.
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Canada Cup softball teams announced, includes five who will feature at The World Games

Canada Cup softball teams announced, includes five who will feature at The World Games
06/04/2022
World No. 1 USA, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico, No. 6 Chinese Taipei and No. 8 Australia will take the field at Softball City, getting ready for The World Games, where they will play for the title of world champion.
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Baseball/softball pictures shine at 'Run for Art' international photographer contest

Baseball/softball pictures shine at 'Run for Art' international photographer contest
06/04/2022
The 40 finalists are on display at the International Mugham Center in Baku. The Giulio Onesti Foundation promoted the event.
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Olympians Erika Piancastelli, Adrian Gonzalez, Stefania Aradillas to participate in MLB's Home Run Derby X

Olympians Erika Piancastelli, Adrian Gonzalez, Stefania Aradillas to participate in MLB's Home Run Derby X
01/04/2022
The new baseball format, launched to attract a new audience to baseball, will reach London, Seoul and Mexico City.
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WBSC Softball Hall of Fame member Joan Joyce, 1974 Women’s Softball World Championship winner, passes away at 81

WBSC Softball Hall of Fame member Joan Joyce, 1974 Women’s Softball World Championship winner, passes away at 81
28/03/2022
Joyce won a gold medal with the U.S. National Team at the 1974 WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship, posting a 5-0 record while pitching 36 scoreless innings, over which time she struck out 76 batters and hurled three no-hitters - two of which were perfect games.
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Star-studded matchup to open JD.League season as Tokyo 2020 Olympians headline inaugural season

Star-studded matchup to open JD.League season as Tokyo 2020 Olympians headline inaugural season
25/03/2022
After the country’s second consecutive Olympic softball gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Japanese softball is ready to open the inaugural season of the JD.League, that replaces the former Japan Softball League.
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Puerto Rico replaces China in The World Games softball competition in Birmingham, Alabama

Puerto Rico replaces China in The World Games softball competition in Birmingham, Alabama
24/03/2022
With Puerto Rico’s addition to The World Games’ field of teams, the top-eight nations in the WBSC Women’s Softball World Rankings will be participating in Birmingham, in a battle not only for The World Games gold medal, but also for the title of women’s softball world champions.
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Yearbook 2021: President Fraccari "incredibly proud" of WBSC's achievements

Yearbook 2021: President Fraccari "incredibly proud" of WBSC's achievements
23/03/2022
The 150-page digital book is now available through the WBSC website.
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Monica Abbott: Tokyo 2020 can be an ‘influence’ for LA28 generation

Monica Abbott: Tokyo 2020 can be an ‘influence’ for LA28 generation
21/03/2022
“I’ve seen their influence on athletes that are playing today, and that influence is cool because they literally had the opportunity to potentially be the next Olympian star. And who knows, maybe from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games it’s going to be the influence for the next generation who’s going to play in LA28,” said Abbott.
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Italian Olympic softball ace Greta Cecchetti to play in Japan’s JD League

Italian Olympic softball ace Greta Cecchetti to play in Japan’s JD League
18/03/2022
Cecchetti will play for the SGH Galaxy Stars, in the JD League West Division.
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Yilian Tornes guides Granma to 42nd Women’s Softball Cuban National title

Yilian Tornes guides Granma to 42nd Women’s Softball Cuban National title
16/03/2022
The 30-year old hurler was the MVP of the competition, finishing the season with a 0.00 ERA and 73 strikeouts, collecting eight wins.
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Greece announces squad for WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup European qualifier

Greece announces squad for WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup European qualifier
15/03/2022
“We have a terrific mix of veteran athletes along with new group of younger athletes, and a dynamic team. We have high hopes for this summer’s competition,” said Tony Foti, Head Coach of Greece’s National Softball Team.
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Canadian Olympic softball medallist Erika Polidori named Brantford’s sportsperson of the year

Canadian Olympic softball medallist Erika Polidori named Brantford’s sportsperson of the year
14/03/2022
“I’m really proud of how our team and program handled adversity and how I handled it individually,” Polidori said.
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Finnish National Softball Team opens training camp eyeing LA28 Olympics

Finnish National Softball Team opens training camp eyeing LA28 Olympics
11/03/2022
A total of 30 athletes participated in the first Finnish National Softball Team training camp of the season.
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Erasmus+Sport: WBSC endorses European Union development programme to further grow the sport

Erasmus+Sport: WBSC endorses European Union development programme to further grow the sport
11/03/2022
The EU Erasmus+Sports programme is an opportunity for funding National Federations and strengthening their policies.
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New WBSC podcast: The story of resilient Argentina softball great Bruno Motroni

New WBSC podcast: The story of resilient Argentina softball great Bruno Motroni
10/03/2022
WBSC Men’s Softball World Champion Bruno Motroni speaks about how to persevere and succeed while working hard and building resilience in a new episode of The Global Game, the Spanish edition of the WBSC podcast.
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British ace Georgina Corrick having a dream season at NCAA Division I Softball

British ace Georgina Corrick having a dream season at NCAA Division I Softball
08/03/2022
Corrick holds a perfect 13-0 record, with a 0.08 ERA for the season. She has allowed only one run in 87.1 innings, while striking out 127, with only five walks.
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International Women's Day: New women’s softball league announced in Colombia

International Women's Day: New women’s softball league announced in Colombia
07/03/2022
“We aim to promote and boost women in sport in Colombia and recover Colombian women’s softball’s position in the world rankings,” said FCS President, Eduin Diaz.
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Australian softball coach Barry Blanchard passes away at 86

Australian softball coach Barry Blanchard passes away at 86
07/03/2022
Blanchard was inducted into the Softball Australia Hall of Fame in 2013.
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New Zealand names preliminary roster for U-15 women's national softball team

New Zealand names preliminary roster for U-15 women's national softball team
07/03/2022
“The focus of the DSX programme will be to create as many learning opportunities as possible both on and off the diamond for these young athletes to achieve their softball goals,” said head coach Anthea Stringer.
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Spanish League champions Marlins de Puerto de la Cruz to host Czech, French National Teams in March

Spanish League champions Marlins de Puerto de la Cruz to host Czech, French National Teams in March
04/03/2022
The Spring Baseball Cup, 14-20 March, will follow three softball tournaments
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Argentina crowns men’s, women’s softball national champions

Argentina crowns men’s, women’s softball national champions
03/03/2022
CEF claimed the title in the two categories. In the men’s competition, CEF defeated Don Bosco, 4-0, in the final; while in the women’s tournament the blue team topped Estudiantes, 10-3.
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New Zealand announces WBSC U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup roster

New Zealand announces WBSC U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup roster
03/03/2022
“We have a mix of players with both speed and power skills and also a high work ethic and the understanding of always putting the team first. Tough decisions were made in certain positions and some very good players missed out,” said coach Steve Deans.
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Mike Branchaud named Softball Canada’s new Chief Executive Officer

Mike Branchaud named Softball Canada’s new Chief Executive Officer
03/03/2022
“I am extremely honoured and excited to be moving into the role of CEO for Softball Canada,” said Mike Branchaud.
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Dominican Republic to host tryouts for U-23 Men’s National Softball Team

Dominican Republic to host tryouts for U-23 Men’s National Softball Team
02/03/2022
Dominican Republic aims to qualify for the maiden WBSC U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup, to be played in Parana, Argentina, from 22-30 October.
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New Zealand announce 20-man roster for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup on home soil

New Zealand announce 20-man roster for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup on home soil
01/03/2022
Head Coach Mark Sorenson said: “No one from the Major Sox U-23 programme has been considered due to logistical conflicts.”
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WBSC Digital Suite: Austrian Baseball Softball Federation launches new website

WBSC Digital Suite: Austrian Baseball Softball Federation launches new website
28/02/2022
Baseball Softball Austria is changing its domain to baseballsoftball.at to represent both disciplines in the Federation's online presence.
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Men's Softball Pan American Championship to be played in April in Paraná, Argentina

Men's Softball Pan American Championship to be played in April in Paraná, Argentina
28/02/2022
The tournament, which serves as the Americas qualifier for the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup, will run from 24-30 April.
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New European Women's Softball Championship presented in Catalonia, Spain

New European Women's Softball Championship presented in Catalonia, Spain
25/02/2022
Barcelona, Sant Boi, Viladecans and Gavà will host the 22-team competition from 24-30 July.
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Medals revealed for The World Games 2022 where softball will be played

Medals revealed for The World Games 2022 where softball will be played
25/02/2022
Eight of the top-nine women’s softball teams in the world will compete for the gold medal from 9-13 July at Hoover Met Stadium.
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Federation Focus: Bhutan wants baseball and softball to thrive on top of the world

Federation Focus: Bhutan wants baseball and softball to thrive on top of the world
25/02/2022
Bhutan federation co-founders Karma Dorji, the current president, and Matthew DeSantis, guide the WBSC inside the baseball, softball and Baseball5 programme of one of its newest members.
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Ghana, MLB's LA Dodgers sign development agreement

Ghana, MLB's LA Dodgers sign development agreement
24/02/2022
Ghana federation president Ernest Danso and the Dodgers Director for Africa Operations Joe Arrington signed the deal in Accra.
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Softball schedule announced for The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama

Softball schedule announced for The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama
24/02/2022
The eight qualified teams have been drawn into two groups. After a three-day group stage, the top two teams in each group will advance to the semifinals, on Tuesday 12 July. The day after will take place the bronze medal game at 4 p.m. local time, and the final at 8 p.m..
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Mexican Softball Federation names national team coaching staffs for 2022

Mexican Softball Federation names national team coaching staffs for 2022
24/02/2022
Nancy Prieto is the new Mexican Women’s National Softball Team head coach and will lead the team at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham.
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Singapore Men’s National Softball Team 2022 preliminary roster revealed

Singapore Men’s National Softball Team 2022 preliminary roster revealed
23/02/2022
The 13th ranked nation in the world will compete in the senior and U-23 Asia Cups, qualifiers for this year’s Softball World Cups.
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Finland set to open Women’s National Softball Team training camp

Finland set to open Women’s National Softball Team training camp
22/02/2022
A total of 30 players will gather for the first time in Seinäjoki, Finland, aiming to build a team to compete at the Women’s Softball European Championship, a qualifier for the WBSC World Cup.
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Spanish outfielder Uxua Modrego makes history with 4-HR game for Texas A&M University-Commerce

Spanish outfielder Uxua Modrego makes history with 4-HR game for Texas A&M University-Commerce
21/02/2022
The Texas A&M University-Commerce center fielder, who represented Spain at the WBSC Softball Europe Africa Qualifier in 2019, went 4-for-4 with four home runs and nine RBI in her team's win over Adams State. It’s the first time in the Lone Star Conference history that a player hit four dingers in a game.
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New competition format announced for European Women’s Softball Championship

New competition format announced for European Women’s Softball Championship
21/02/2022
The 22-team WBSC Europe Women’s Softball World Cup qualifier will be played in Sant Boi, Spain, from 24-30 July.
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Palestine, Saudi Arabia federations working together to grow baseball, softball

Palestine, Saudi Arabia federations working together to grow baseball, softball
18/02/2022
The two federations signed a memorandum of understanding earlier this year.
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Thailand holds Women’s National Softball Team tryouts for Asian Games

Thailand holds Women’s National Softball Team tryouts for Asian Games
17/02/2022
The 21 selected players will have another tryout for the coming Asian Games 2022 to select the 17 athletes for the final roster. 
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Logo unveiled for WBSC U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup

Logo unveiled for WBSC U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup
17/02/2022
The new emblem and brand identity are being rolled out for the inaugural WBSC U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup which will take place in Parana, Argentina in October.
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Yukiko Ueno, Miu Goto, Yamato Fujita headline Japan National Softball Team 2022 preliminary roster

Yukiko Ueno, Miu Goto, Yamato Fujita headline Japan National Softball Team 2022 preliminary roster
15/02/2022
With Olympic gold medallists Yukiyo Mine, Mana Atsumi, Yu Yamamoto, Saki Yamazaki and Sayaka Mori retiring from the game, and former captain Eri Yamada stepping away from the National Team, the Japanese starting lineup and final roster will have some spots up for grabs.
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Italian National Softball Team opens USA tour to prepare for World Games, European Championship

Italian National Softball Team opens USA tour to prepare for World Games, European Championship
15/02/2022
The Italian roster includes six members of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team, and four veterans from the squad that finished 11th place in the 2019 U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup.
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Iran, Iraq sign Memorandum of Understanding on baseball-softball development

Iran, Iraq sign Memorandum of Understanding on baseball-softball development
14/02/2022
The respective National Olympic Committees oversaw the initiative. The Iraq and Iran baseball and softball federations aim to hold joint educational projects and play friendly games.
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Groups announced for European qualifiers to WBSC Softball World Cups

Groups announced for European qualifiers to WBSC Softball World Cups
14/02/2022
WBSC Europe has unveiled the groups for the Women’s Softball European Championship and the U-15 Women’s European Championship.
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India hosts men's, U-23 softball trials for Asia Cup championships

India hosts men's, U-23 softball trials for Asia Cup championships
14/02/2022
A total of 110 players from across India were in Mankapur to participate in the trials.
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South Africa tops Botswana to clinch African championship and qualify for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup

South Africa tops Botswana to clinch African championship and qualify for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup
12/02/2022
South Africa became the third qualified nation for the Softball World Cup in New Zealand. Europe's Czech Republic and Denmark were the first nations to earn berths into the top men’s softball tournament in the world.
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Five Olympians added to USA Softball Board of Directors

Five Olympians added to USA Softball Board of Directors
11/02/2022
Ally Carda, Lovie Jung, Aubree Munro, Janie Reed and Natasha Watley will join softball's governing body's board of directors in the US.
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Softball Australia adopts National Integrity Framework

Softball Australia adopts National Integrity Framework
10/02/2022
Adopting the National Integrity Framework places Softball Australia at the forefront of sports integrity in Australia, with SA among the first governing bodies in the country to implement NIF policies and procedures.
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ESPN to offer more than 2,000 U.S. collegiate softball games in 2022

ESPN to offer more than 2,000 U.S. collegiate softball games in 2022
10/02/2022
Of of 2000+ contents available, almost 200 games will be on TV, including a Thursday Night Throwdown game of the week.
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South Africa is the first qualified nation for WBSC U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup in Argentina

South Africa is the first qualified nation for WBSC U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup in Argentina
10/02/2022
The host team swept Kenya in a five-game series in Pretoria and clinched the only available spot for African nations in the inaugural U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup.
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Finland announces coaching staff for Women’s National Softball Team

Finland announces coaching staff for Women’s National Softball Team
09/02/2022
U.S. coaches Michelle Gromacki, Connie Clark and Kirk Walker will lead the Finnish squad, joined by local coaches Pasi Niemelä, Juha Antikainen and Bailey Chalmers-Vuorensyrjä.
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Botswana aims to qualify for the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup

Botswana aims to qualify for the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup
09/02/2022
“We want to qualify for the World Cup and ensure that we bring a medal from there this time around,” said Tebogo Johannes, Botswana’s team leader.
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Men’s Softball World Cup Africa qualifiers set to open in Pretoria, South Africa

Men’s Softball World Cup Africa qualifiers set to open in Pretoria, South Africa
07/02/2022
The Men's and U-23 World Cup qualifiers for the African continent will both take place in Pretoria.
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Softball: Rebranded 16-team Japan Diamond League to open season on 28 March

Softball: Rebranded 16-team Japan Diamond League to open season on 28 March
07/02/2022
The JD.League will replace the traditional Japan Softball League with a new brand and a new competition format.
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USA Softball announces rosters for 2022 Canada Cup and Japan All-Star Series

USA Softball announces rosters for 2022 Canada Cup and Japan All-Star Series
03/02/2022
“These women will grow and learn together in an elite training environment, which will help us build a foundation for USA Softball for the years to come,” said USA Softball head coach, Heather Tarr.
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Japan’s Olympic gold-medal winning softball team honoured with memorial wall in Izumo City

Japan’s Olympic gold-medal winning softball team honoured with memorial wall in Izumo City
03/02/2022
Japan’s left-handed pitcher Miu Goto, outfielder Saki Yamazaki, infielder Hitomi Kawabata and team leader Shinsuke Yabata were in attendance at the unveiling ceremony.
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Mark Sorenson: “Extremely challenging” to coach NZ Black Sox with no int'l softball games between World Cups

Mark Sorenson: “Extremely challenging” to coach NZ Black Sox with no int'l softball games between World Cups
01/02/2022
“We’re coming up three years since I’ve put the Black Sox uniform, or neither the players. So it’s been a long time between drinks,” recognised Sorenson in an interview with News Talk ZB.
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International softball: Canada Cup set to return in 2022

International softball: Canada Cup set to return in 2022
01/02/2022
The Canada Cup will be played two weeks before The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, USA - the top women’s softball competition of the year.
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Federation Focus: Softball Peru's hosting of U-18 Women's World Cup 'made softball viral in our country'

Federation Focus: Softball Peru's hosting of U-18 Women's World Cup 'made softball viral in our country'
31/01/2022
"We now have more tools, we learned a lot about organising an event and are looking forward to the next World Cup in Peru" - Peru Softball Federation President Vanessa Endo (pictured right).
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University of Arizona names softball stadium after legendary Olympic coach

University of Arizona names softball stadium after legendary Olympic coach
31/01/2022
University of Arizona softball field, where the two-time Olympic coach steered the softball team for 35 years, will be named Mike Candrea Field at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium.
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Softball Kenya selects Men’s, U-23 National Team rosters for World Cup qualifiers

Softball Kenya selects Men’s, U-23 National Team rosters for World Cup qualifiers
31/01/2022
The two national team squads held a training camp this past weekend before naming the 15 players who will represent the country at the Africa World Cup Qualifiers in Pretoria, South Africa.
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National Team players highlight 2022 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List

National Team players highlight 2022 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List
28/01/2022
A total of 15 players on the list have participated in official WBSC international events.
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WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup digital commemorative magazine launched

WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup digital commemorative magazine launched
28/01/2022
The digital magazine includes team pictures and rosters of all participating teams, along with the best shots of the historic tournament played in Lima, Peru.
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Minorca Piratas start construction for first-ever baseball/softball field in Balearic Islands

Minorca Piratas start construction for first-ever baseball/softball field in Balearic Islands
24/01/2022
The club's president, Isidoro Garcia, aims to put the small island on the Spanish baseball/softball map.
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Coaching staffs set for USA Softball Men’s National Team programs

Coaching staffs set for USA Softball Men’s National Team programs
24/01/2022
The senior and U-23 national teams will play their respective continental qualifiers in 2022, aiming to advance to the WBSC World Cups later in the year.
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USA regains No.1 spot in WBSC Women’s Softball World Rankings, Japan still atop in men’s

USA regains No.1 spot in WBSC Women’s Softball World Rankings, Japan still atop in men’s
19/01/2022
In a historic milestone for WBSC, four continents are represented in the top four spots of the Men’s Softball World Rankings.
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Saudi Baseball and Softball Federation unveils new logo, signs development agreements with USA, Palestine

Saudi Baseball and Softball Federation unveils new logo, signs development agreements with USA, Palestine
19/01/2022
The national governing body has signed a pair of agreements with USA Softball and the Palestinian Federation of Baseball and Softball aiming to develop the game in the country.
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Mexico names 2022 Men's, U-23 National Softball Team preliminary rosters

Mexico names 2022 Men's, U-23 National Softball Team preliminary rosters
18/01/2022
Mexico is slated to play in this year's Pan American Championships and Softball World Cup qualifiers
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Nine events highlight 2022 international Baseball, Softball, Baseball5 calendars

Nine events highlight 2022 international Baseball, Softball, Baseball5 calendars
18/01/2022
The WBSC Executive Board approved the 2022 international events calendar for Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 during its first online meeting of the year on 11 January.
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New Zealand Black Sox to open national team trials for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup on home soil

New Zealand Black Sox to open national team trials for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup on home soil
17/01/2022
The Black Sox plan to tour Australia in May, three years after their last competition as a team.
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Botswana names preliminary roster for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup qualifier

Botswana names preliminary roster for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup qualifier
14/01/2022
The African continental qualifier for the next WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup will be played in Pretoria, South Africa, from 11-13 February 2022, with the winner earning a ticket to the Softball World Cup.
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Baseball5, softball national champions crowned in India

Baseball5, softball national champions crowned in India
14/01/2022
The Softball Association of India organised its second selection trial for the Women’s National Softball Team for the 2022 Asian Games in Manav Rachna University, Faridabad from December 19-21, 2021.
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Europe: Teams announced for WBSC Softball World Cups’ qualifiers

Europe: Teams announced for WBSC Softball World Cups’ qualifiers
13/01/2022
The Women’s European Softball Championship, U-23 Men’s European Championship and the U-15 Women’s European Championship will serve as their respective WBSC Softball World Cup continental qualifiers.
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Africa: WBSC Men’s, U-23 Softball World Cup qualifiers confirmed for February

Africa: WBSC Men’s, U-23 Softball World Cup qualifiers confirmed for February
11/01/2022
African nations will compete for one spot in the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup, to be played in Auckland, New Zealand, and the inaugural WBSC U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup, slated to be played in Argentina. Both qualifiers will be hosted in Pretoria, South Africa.
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Japan Women’s National Softball Team nominated for The World Games Athlete of the Year award

Japan Women’s National Softball Team nominated for The World Games Athlete of the Year award
11/01/2022
The Tokyo 2020 gold-medal winning team will compete in an online voting to be crowned as the top athlete or team of the past sports year. Find out how you can vote.
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USA Softball announces Women's National Team roster for The World Games 2022

USA Softball announces Women's National Team roster for The World Games 2022
10/01/2022
Olympians Monica Abbott and Ally Carda will lead the pitching staff, joined by Japan Softball League star Jailyn Ford and WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup 2019 champion Montana Fouts.
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Thierry Raphet is the new president of the French Baseball and Softball Federation

Thierry Raphet is the new president of the French Baseball and Softball Federation
10/01/2022
He had served as the Secretary-General since 2014 and succeeds interim president Fabien Carrette-Legrand.
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2021 in Review - Top Stories of the Year

2021 in Review - Top Stories of the Year
31/12/2021
Never miss a moment! The top stories in 2021, a year in which baseball and softball returned to the Olympic Games and the international events calendar restarted following the impact of Covid-19 around the world.


Athletes Unlimited Softball announces expansion with new competition

Athletes Unlimited Softball announces expansion with new competition
23/12/2021
The new competition – AUX Softball – will take place June 13-26. Athletes Unlimited also announced that its third softball championship season will run from July 29 to August 28.
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2021 in Review: Baseball, Softball a home run at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

2021 in Review: Baseball, Softball a home run at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
22/12/2021
In spite of not being able to host spectators in Tokyo, both baseball and softball events were a huge hit with fans around the world.
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2021 in Review: Living-legends, future stars highlight international softball's return in 2021

2021 in Review: Living-legends, future stars highlight international softball's return in 2021
21/12/2021
The WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup in Lima, Peru, was the first softball world championship played since the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Softball Canada announces 2022 men’s national team preliminary roster

Softball Canada announces 2022 men’s national team preliminary roster
20/12/2021
The Athlete Pool includes 15 players from the 2019 Men’s World Cup bronze medal team, 24 former members of the Junior Men’s National Team program and 13 first-time members.
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Global Game Podcast: Kaleigh Rafter - Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games a celebration of ‘where we have taken’ softball and its exciting future ahead

Global Game Podcast: Kaleigh Rafter - Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games a celebration of ‘where we have taken’ softball and its exciting future ahead
18/12/2021
“We just wanted to bring softball back as competitively as we could so we can put our sport in the best position moving forward.”
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Africa: 2021-2022 baseball, softball season opens in Burkina Faso

Africa: 2021-2022 baseball, softball season opens in Burkina Faso
16/12/2021
The National Federation used the occasion to distribute baseball and softball material to various clubs.
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Garibaldy Bautista re-elected as president of Dominican Softball Federation

Garibaldy Bautista re-elected as president of Dominican Softball Federation
13/12/2021
Bautista will continue as the Dominican Softball Federation leader until 2026.
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Softball Australia appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Softball Australia appoints new Chief Executive Officer
13/12/2021
Rosie Williams OBE will officially step into the role at the end of February 2022 and will return to Australia in time for the Summer Slam and International Series at Blacktown NSW.
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USA tops Chinese Taipei 1-0 in final of WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup in Lima, Peru

USA tops Chinese Taipei 1-0 in final of WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup in Lima, Peru
13/12/2021
A walkoff RBI double off the bat of Valerie Cagle in the bottom of the seventh inning gave USA their fourth junior women’s softball world title in a row.
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Valerie Cagle named U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup MVP as U-18 All-World Team revealed

Valerie Cagle named U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup MVP as U-18 All-World Team revealed
12/12/2021
The pitcher tossed seven scoreless innings in the final with 13 strikeouts and four hits allowed.
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Puerto Rico beats Mexico, claims WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup bronze medal

Puerto Rico beats Mexico, claims WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup bronze medal
12/12/2021
Brianna Roberts allowed one hit in seven innings to pitch her team to the bronze medal.
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U-18 Softball World Cup: Mexico to meet Puerto Rico for bronze ahead of Chinese Taipei-USA finale

U-18 Softball World Cup: Mexico to meet Puerto Rico for bronze ahead of Chinese Taipei-USA finale

Mexico's Ana Rosas tosses one-hit shutout against Peru

Mexico's Ana Rosas tosses one-hit shutout against Peru
12/12/2021
Rosas pitched a gem against host Peru, allowing only one hit in seven innings, striking out three.
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Netherlands close their tournament with 6-2 win over Colombia

Netherlands close their tournament with 6-2 win over Colombia
12/12/2021
The Netherlands took advantage of five defensive errors from Colombia to score four unearned runs in the game.
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USA tops Chinese Taipei, closes round robin undefeated

USA tops Chinese Taipei, closes round robin undefeated
11/12/2021
Both teams will clash again in the World Championship Final in Sunday.
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Kairi Rodriguez walk-off single sends Puerto Rico to Bronze Medal Game

Kairi Rodriguez walk-off single sends Puerto Rico to Bronze Medal Game
11/12/2021
The game-winning run was scored by Tatianna Roman, after a line-drive single by Rodriguez.
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Chinese Taipei qualifies for WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup final for first time, will meet USA

Chinese Taipei qualifies for WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup final for first time, will meet USA
11/12/2021
Chinese Taipei clinched a spot in the World Championship Final, setting up a meeting with powerhouse USA.
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USA tops Peru in five, remains undefeated in WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup

USA tops Peru in five, remains undefeated in WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup
11/12/2021
The US team scored nine runs in the fifth frame, including a three-run homer by Erin Coffel and a two-run inside the park home run by Maci Bergeron.
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Garcia blanks Netherlands as Mexico evens record at 3-3

Garcia blanks Netherlands as Mexico evens record at 3-3
10/12/2021
Mexico swept their doubleheader today and improved to 3-3 in the standings, remaining in contention to advance to the Bronze Medal Game.
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Hsia-Ai Ke outduels Czech ace Kindermmanova, sends Chinese Taipei to Softball U-18 World Championship Final

Hsia-Ai Ke outduels Czech ace Kindermmanova, sends Chinese Taipei to Softball U-18 World Championship Final
10/12/2021
Chinese Taipei beat Czech Republic, 1-0, and secured a spot in the World Championship Final.
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Puerto Rico tops Netherlands, takes one step closer to Bronze Medal Game

Puerto Rico tops Netherlands, takes one step closer to Bronze Medal Game
10/12/2021
The Caribbean squad scored five runs in the top of the third to take control of the game and take a key win.
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Mexico beats Colombia in five, remains in fight to advance to Bronze Medal Game

Mexico beats Colombia in five, remains in fight to advance to Bronze Medal Game
10/12/2021
Mexico (2-3) remains in the hunt for a spot in the Bronze Medal Game, while Colombia dropped its record to 1-5.
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USA Softball Hall of Famer, past president ET Colvin passes away at 70

USA Softball Hall of Famer, past president ET Colvin passes away at 70
10/12/2021
He had an 18-year playing career and was a USA Softball National Hall of Fame Commissioner before serving as the president for two terms.
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USA qualifies for World Championship Final, Chinese Taipei secures a spot in medal games

USA qualifies for World Championship Final, Chinese Taipei secures a spot in medal games
09/12/2021
Both teams remain undefeated with a perfect record after five games.
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Chi-Yun Lin's home run powers Chinese Taipei past Peru to remain undefeated in U-18 Softball World Cup

Chi-Yun Lin's home run powers Chinese Taipei past Peru to remain undefeated in U-18 Softball World Cup
09/12/2021
Yi-Shan Chu pitched a two-hit shutout for Chinese Taipei, with 12 strikeouts.
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Czech Republic defeats Colombia, remains in medal contention

Czech Republic defeats Colombia, remains in medal contention
09/12/2021
In their second game of the day, Czech Republic took the early lead with three runs in the first and two in the second.
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Alissa Humphrey perfect again in USA’s four-inning victory over Netherlands

Alissa Humphrey perfect again in USA’s four-inning victory over Netherlands
09/12/2021
USA defeated the Netherlands, 10-0, in four innings, with a perfect performance by Alissa Humphrey, who retired all 12 batters she faced.
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15-hit offense propels Puerto Rico to shutout win over Colombia in Lima

15-hit offense propels Puerto Rico to shutout win over Colombia in Lima
09/12/2021
Kathyria Garcia and Tatianna Roman had three-hit games to lead Puerto Rico’s offense in their third win of the event.
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Leanna Garcia pitches Mexico to first U-18 Softball World Cup win in Lima

Leanna Garcia pitches Mexico to first U-18 Softball World Cup win in Lima
09/12/2021
Left-hander Leanna Garcia pitched seven innings to secure Mexico’s first win at the WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup.
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Sweden runs successful Softball Nordic Camp

Sweden runs successful Softball Nordic Camp
09/12/2021
The camp was run by WBSC Coach Commission member Craig Montvidas.
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Chinese Taipei, USA still on top after Day 3 of WBSC U-18 Softball World Cup

Chinese Taipei, USA still on top after Day 3 of WBSC U-18 Softball World Cup
09/12/2021
Chinese Taipei and USA remain undefeated in the tournament after four games.
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Sophia Bertorelli blanks Peru, gives Colombia first-ever win at WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup

Sophia Bertorelli blanks Peru, gives Colombia first-ever win at WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup
09/12/2021
It was the first-ever win for Colombia in their second participation at the top youth Women’s softball international event.
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Aminah Vega homers, Puerto Rico grabs key win against Peru

Aminah Vega homers, Puerto Rico grabs key win against Peru
09/12/2021
Keira Bucher pitched the complete game for the Puerto Rican squad, striking out 10 Peruvian hitters.
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USA tops Puerto Rico 1-0 in extras in U-18 Softball World Cup

USA tops Puerto Rico 1-0 in extras in U-18 Softball World Cup
08/12/2021
The US team prevailed in eight innings, in a great pitching duel.
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Kindermannova dominates again as Czech Republic tops European rival Netherlands

Kindermannova dominates again as Czech Republic tops European rival Netherlands
08/12/2021
The right hander struck out 12 opponents, after a 14-K performance the night before.
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Chinese Taipei tops Mexico, remains undefeated in Lima

Chinese Taipei tops Mexico, remains undefeated in Lima
08/12/2021
Hsia-Ai Ke was the winner of the game, pitching 3.1 frames in relief. She struck out four, and gave up three hits and a run.
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Chinese Taipei, USA take control of WBSC U-18 Women's Softball World Cup standings

Chinese Taipei, USA take control of WBSC U-18 Women's Softball World Cup standings
08/12/2021
Chinese Taipei and USA swept their doubleheaders on Tuesday, taking the lead in the standings with perfect 3-0 records.
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Kindermannova shines, leads Czech Republic to first win

Kindermannova shines, leads Czech Republic to first win
08/12/2021
U-18 Softball World Cup: The Czech starter struck out 14 Peruvian hitters in six innings of work.
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USA defeats Mexico behind Keely Williams’ 3 hits, 4 RBI

USA defeats Mexico behind Keely Williams’ 3 hits, 4 RBI
08/12/2021
The US leadoff hitter had a massive offensive game, leading her team to their third consecutive win.
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Chinese Taipei moves to 3-0 in U-18 Softball World Cup

Chinese Taipei moves to 3-0 in U-18 Softball World Cup
07/12/2021
Chinese Taipei connected for 15 hits and produced 11 runs to defeat the Netherlands.
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Karli Spaid homers, leads USA to five-inning win against Colombia

Karli Spaid homers, leads USA to five-inning win against Colombia
07/12/2021
USA defeated Colombia, 8-0, at field 2 of Villa Maria del Triunfo Sports Complex in Lima, Peru.
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Hsia-Ai Ke blanks Puerto Rico for Chinese Taipei’s second World Cup win

Hsia-Ai Ke blanks Puerto Rico for Chinese Taipei’s second World Cup win
07/12/2021
The right hander pitched the complete game and collected her first win of the tournament.
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WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup: Chinese Taipei, Peru, Puerto Rico and USA win on first day

WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup: Chinese Taipei, Peru, Puerto Rico and USA win on first day
07/12/2021
The WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup, the first WBSC Women's Softball World Cup to be held in Latin America, is the first edition of the U-18 age bracket. Previously there were junior and U-19 World Cups, of which 13 editions were celebrated. The United States has won the last three editions and five of the last six.
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Peru gets first win at WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup on home soil

Peru gets first win at WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup on home soil
07/12/2021
The host team beat the Netherlands, 3-1, in spite being outhit by the European squad (6-4).
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Alissa Humphrey tosses four-inning perfect game to guide USA on Opening Day win

Alissa Humphrey tosses four-inning perfect game to guide USA on Opening Day win
06/12/2021
Humphrey retired the 12 batters she faced, while striking out seven.
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Keira Bucher pitches Puerto Rico to first-day win over Mexico

Keira Bucher pitches Puerto Rico to first-day win over Mexico
06/12/2021
The right hander pitched a 5-strikeout shutout, giving up only 3 hits.
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Kuei-Ping Yeh’s homer lifts Chinese Taipei past Colombia in five

Kuei-Ping Yeh’s homer lifts Chinese Taipei past Colombia in five
06/12/2021
Chinese Taipei took game 1 of the WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup with a 9-0, five-inning win over Colombia.
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WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup press conference: “We’re happy to be here”

WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup press conference: “We’re happy to be here”
05/12/2021
All coaches recognised the difficult process getting to Lima, agreed on the good feelings of being back on the field and praised the Peruvian Organising Committee for putting together this World Cup.
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USA in search of record fourth consecutive title as WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup starts Monday

USA in search of record fourth consecutive title as WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup starts Monday
05/12/2021
Opening on Monday, the top international junior softball tournament in the world will have eight teams competing for the title of world champion.
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WBSC awards broadcast rights in Mexico, Czech Republic for WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup

WBSC awards broadcast rights in Mexico, Czech Republic for WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup
04/12/2021
WBSC to live-stream all 30 games of the WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup on YouTube and Facebook
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Media advisory: Virtual pre-tournament press conferences to be held on Sunday, 5 December

Media advisory: Virtual pre-tournament press conferences to be held on Sunday, 5 December
04/12/2021
Head coaches from the eight national teams in the WBSC U-18 Women's Softball World Cup will be available for members of the media.
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Tickets on sale for WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup in Lima, Peru

Tickets on sale for WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup in Lima, Peru
03/12/2021
Capacity will be limited to 30% at the Villa Maria del Triunfo Softball Stadium.
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Junior Pan Am Games: Colombia takes gold in baseball, USA gold in softball

Junior Pan Am Games: Colombia takes gold in baseball, USA gold in softball
03/12/2021
Host Colombia grabbed the gold medal in baseball, after a 6-3 win over the Dominican Republic, while USA topped Mexico, 10-0, in the softball final.
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WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup: New schedule unveiled after South Africa withdraws due to COVID travel restrictions

WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup: New schedule unveiled after South Africa withdraws due to COVID travel restrictions
02/12/2021
Eight teams will now compete in a 28-game round robin, including world No. 30 Peru (host), along with No. 2 USA, No. 4 Mexico, No. 5 Puerto Rico, No. 6 Chinese Taipei, No. 10 Netherlands, No. 13 Czech Republic and No. 40 Colombia.
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Palestine, Tunisia showcase Baseball5 at UTS World Virtual Youth Festival

Palestine, Tunisia showcase Baseball5 at UTS World Virtual Youth Festival
01/12/2021
Over 100 organisations joined forces, united by the mission to promote inclusion, non-discrimination, equality and show the world's youth standing together for a better tomorrow.
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Guatemala wins Women’s Central American Softball Championship

Guatemala wins Women’s Central American Softball Championship
30/11/2021
The host team defeated Panama, 9-4, in the final game. The defending champions El Salvador finished in third place.
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Junior Pan Am Games: baseball, softball events down to final 4 teams

Junior Pan Am Games: baseball, softball events down to final 4 teams
30/11/2021
WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup participants USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Peru will battle for gold in the softball event. Cuba, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Venezuela advanced to the semi-finals in the baseball competition.
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Junior Pan Am Games baseball, softball competitions heating up

Junior Pan Am Games baseball, softball competitions heating up
29/11/2021
Baseball and softball are among the sports being played at the inaugural Junior Pan Am Games.
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Olympic gold medalist Miu Goto named MVP of Japan Softball League

Olympic gold medalist Miu Goto named MVP of Japan Softball League
26/11/2021
Goto finished the season with a 9-3 record and 0.83 ERA.
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10 things to know about the WBSC U-18 Softball World Cup

10 things to know about the WBSC U-18 Softball World Cup
26/11/2021
With the WBSC U-18 Softball World Cup around the corner, we present 10 things that softball fans around the world need to know about this official world championship tournament.
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Women’s Central American Softball Championship set to open in Guatemala

Women’s Central American Softball Championship set to open in Guatemala
26/11/2021
World No. 27 Guatemala (two teams), No. 47 Panama, No. 54 El Salvador and unranked Costa Rica and Honduras will participate in the regional tournament.
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With 1 year to go, promo video released for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2022 in New Zealand

With 1 year to go, promo video released for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2022 in New Zealand
26/11/2021
The WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup hosting committee has released a promotional video and a volunteer-recruitment campaign for the event through their own website. The tournament will be played in Auckland, New Zealand, from 26 November to 4 December 2022.


Hugh Mitchener to retire after nearly 25 years as Softball Canada CEO

Hugh Mitchener to retire after nearly 25 years as Softball Canada CEO
24/11/2021
“Looking back over the past 24 years, I am so proud of all that our people have been able to accomplish on so many levels,” stated Hugh Mitchener.
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Colombia, Cuba, Panama to play international men’s softball tournament in Cartagena

Colombia, Cuba, Panama to play international men’s softball tournament in Cartagena
24/11/2021
World No. 14 Cuba, No. 26 Panama and No. 32 Colombia are getting ready for next year’s Pan American Championship, a qualifier for the next WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup.
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Netherlands unveils roster for WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup

Netherlands unveils roster for WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup
24/11/2021
The orange squad will open the tournament on 6 December against host Peru.
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Mexico beats Czech Republic, wins international softball tournament in Spain

Mexico beats Czech Republic, wins international softball tournament in Spain
22/11/2021
World No. 4 Mexico grabbed the title at the four-team Women’s International Softball Tournament, played in Valencia, Spain.
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Rising Japanese softball star Miu Goto hopes to shine at LA28 Olympic Games

Rising Japanese softball star Miu Goto hopes to shine at LA28 Olympic Games
22/11/2021
"As I look toward 2028, in order for the Japan team to be stronger, I have to raise my game. I want to give it my all," she said.
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Four-nation women’s int'l softball tournament set to begin in Valencia, Spain

Four-nation women’s int'l softball tournament set to begin in Valencia, Spain
17/11/2021
World No. 4 Mexico, No. 13 Czech Republic, No. 19 Spain and No. 23 Germany will play a double round-robin starting today.
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Hirabayashi Metal wins Japan Men’s Softball League 2021

Hirabayashi Metal wins Japan Men’s Softball League 2021
15/11/2021
Reo Koyama, who pitched Japan to the WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship in 2016 and helped his nation to earn a silver medal at the WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship 2019, blanked Denso in the final match.
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USA Softball announces 2022 Men's National Team roster

USA Softball announces 2022 Men's National Team roster
12/11/2021
The roster includes seven veteran members from the 2019 WBSC Men’s World Championship and Pan American Games rosters that earned the program’s first Pan American Games silver medal since 2003.
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Media accreditation now open for WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup in Lima, Peru

Media accreditation now open for WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup in Lima, Peru
11/11/2021
All members of the media, both local/national and international, can now apply for accreditation using the official WBSC Media Accreditation online platform at my.wbsc.org.
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Czech Republic roster set for WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup

Czech Republic roster set for WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup
10/11/2021
No. 13 Czech Republic will open the tournament on 6 December against No. 2 USA at Field 1 of Villa Maria del Triunfo Complex.
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Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist Jenn Salling to join Softball Canada National Team coaching staff

Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist Jenn Salling to join Softball Canada National Team coaching staff
10/11/2021
Chris Jones, who returns as assistant coach, will complete Canada’s coaching staff.
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USA Softball National Team roster revealed for WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup

USA Softball National Team roster revealed for WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup
09/11/2021
World No. 2 USA will be the top ranked team in the tournament and will look to claim a fourth-consecutive junior women’s softball world championship title.
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WBSC announces U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup official schedule

WBSC announces U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup official schedule
08/11/2021
World No. 2 USA, No. 4 Mexico, No 5 Puerto Rico, No. 6 Chinese Taipei, No. 10 Netherlands, No. 13 Czech Republic, No. 26 South Africa, No. 30 Peru (host) and No. 40 Colombia will play a 36-game single round robin from 6-11 December.
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Yukiko Ueno’s Bee Queen three-peats as Japan Softball League champions

Yukiko Ueno’s Bee Queen three-peats as Japan Softball League champions
08/11/2021
Bic Camera Bee Queen blanked the Toyota Red Terriers, in the semifinal and final of the tournament, to win their third consecutive JSL title.
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Japan's gold medal winning softball team recognised in Fukushima ahead of JSL Championship Tournament

Japan's gold medal winning softball team recognised in Fukushima ahead of JSL Championship Tournament
05/11/2021
The Japanese Softball League will crown a champion this weekend, with the finals being played at Fukushima Azuma Stadium, a baseball and softball venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Chinese Junior Softball Championship held in Jiangsu Province

Chinese Junior Softball Championship held in Jiangsu Province
04/11/2021
A total of 17 softball teams from across China participated in the national tournament.
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Softball schedule unveiled for Cali 2021 Junior Pan Am Games

Softball schedule unveiled for Cali 2021 Junior Pan Am Games
03/11/2021
Eight teams will compete in the Cali 2021 Junior Pan Am Games softball competition: No. 2 USA, No. 4 Mexico, No. 5 Puerto Rico, No. 11 Venezuela, No. 14 Brazil, No. 30 Peru, No. 32 Argentina and No. 40 Colombia.
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Czech Softball Men's, Women's national champions crowned

Czech Softball Men's, Women's national champions crowned
01/11/2021
Joudrs Prague and Žraloci Ledenice are the 2021 women’s and men’s Czech National Softball Champions.
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Magos de Tenerife, Italia LeZie win Softball European Masters Cups in Barcelona

Magos de Tenerife, Italia LeZie win Softball European Masters Cups in Barcelona
01/11/2021
European softball masters club championships took place in Barcelona, Spain.
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Olympians Lovieanne Jung, Natasha Watley inducted into USA Softball Hall of Fame

Olympians Lovieanne Jung, Natasha Watley inducted into USA Softball Hall of Fame
29/10/2021
The two-time Olympic medalists are part of a group of nine new USA Softball Hall of Fame members.
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European Softball Masters Cup opens in Barcelona, Spain

European Softball Masters Cup opens in Barcelona, Spain
27/10/2021
The European Cup for the 35+ age category, for both men and women, will take place at Saint Boi's fields.
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Heather Tarr named USA Softball Women's National Team head coach for 2022

Heather Tarr named USA Softball Women's National Team head coach for 2022
26/10/2021
Tarr will be the sixth female Head Coach at the helm of the WNT following Rosalie Sorenson (1970), Marge Ricker (1982), Carol Spanks (1987), Shirley Topley (1991) and Margie Wright (1998).