Palestine: Beach Services Club win women’s softball tournament

Palestine: Beach Services Club win women’s softball tournament
29/09/2022
The team defeated Palestinian Al-Ahly Club in the final with a score of 5-4.
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Hong Kong Softball Association: Wong Chun Cheong elected as new President

Hong Kong Softball Association: Wong Chun Cheong elected as new President
28/09/2022
The HKSA General Meeting was held at the Tianguang Road Softball Stadium on September 25, 2022.
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Fernando Atannon re-elected as Benin Baseball Softball Federation president

Fernando Atannon re-elected as Benin Baseball Softball Federation president
14/09/2022
The Bureau of the Benin Baseball Softball Federation was also re-elected for the 2022-2026 term.
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Softball Asia 2023 tournaments announced

Softball Asia 2023 tournaments announced
22/08/2022
“This meeting is very important for us to move forward and get back on track,” said WBSC Secretary General and SA President Beng Choo Low.
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Softball Membership grows by 2.5% over the last 12 months in Australia

Softball Membership grows by 2.5% over the last 12 months in Australia
09/08/2022
Softball in Australia also experienced 2.05% growth compared to the most recent COVID unaffected membership period in 2019-20.
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WBSC Congress welcomes six new members: Bhutan, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Laos, Saudi Arabia and Tonga

WBSC Congress welcomes six new members: Bhutan, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Laos, Saudi Arabia and Tonga
04/07/2022
The new members were unanimously voted in by the WBSC Congress, bringing the total number of WBSC member federations to 193 plus 13 associate members.
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Taiwan's Jeffrey Koo Jr. is the new Baseball Federation of Asia president

Taiwan's Jeffrey Koo Jr. is the new Baseball Federation of Asia president
04/07/2022
Koo Jr., the current president of the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association, succeeds Tom Peng. "The BFA will always be WBSC's most trustworthy working partner."
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Dominican Baseball Federation confirms Juan Núñez as president

Dominican Baseball Federation confirms Juan Núñez as president
13/06/2022
The incumbent, who led a ticket named after his predecessor 'Tito' Pereyra, earned 30 out of 31 votes.
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Nigeria Baseball Softball Association acting president passes away

Nigeria Baseball Softball Association acting president passes away
12/04/2022
Sotonye was the 1st Vice President of the association before he became the Acting President following the death Dr. Williams Boyd, former NBSA president who passed away in May last year.
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Juan Reynaldo Perez elected as new president of Cuban Baseball Federation

Juan Reynaldo Perez elected as new president of Cuban Baseball Federation
12/04/2022
Perez, who is also president of the Cuban Softball Federation, was elected by the General Assembly on Monday, 11 April.
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Federation Focus: International debut in 2017 boosts growth of Turkish Baseball and Softball

Federation Focus: International debut in 2017 boosts growth of Turkish Baseball and Softball
25/03/2022
The National Federation has existed since 2001, but the National Team appeared on the international stage in 2017. "We Turks like to say: You will learn to win by defeat," said 37-year old president Murat Pazan.
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Thembani Moyo is new president of Zimbabwe Baseball Association

Thembani Moyo is new president of Zimbabwe Baseball Association
09/03/2022
Moyo (37, pictured on the right) succeeds Morris Banda (left).
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Kenya Baseball and Softball Federations team up to field Baseball5 national squads

Kenya Baseball and Softball Federations team up to field Baseball5 national squads
04/03/2022
Officers from both governing bodies will serve on a committee to select National Teams and participate in continental and world events.
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Venezuelan Baseball Federation launches umpire camp

Venezuelan Baseball Federation launches umpire camp
17/02/2022
The camp runs from 28 February to 13 March in Barquisimeto.
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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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Women's Baseball National Championship opens in Pakistan

Women's Baseball National Championship opens in Pakistan
09/02/2022
The Army is the two-time defending champion and was crowned in early 2019. The Pakistan National Federation suspended the event amid the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020.
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Mike Bianco to manage the US Baseball Collegiate National Team

Mike Bianco to manage the US Baseball Collegiate National Team
04/02/2022
He is the winningest coach in the history of his school and was named National Coach of the Year In 2020.
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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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Chris Balison elected new Baseball Canada president

Chris Balison elected new Baseball Canada president
21/01/2022
He steps in for Jason Dickson, who became Baseball Canada CEO last August.
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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 Ireland Launches slowpitch softball development plan

Softball Ireland Launches slowpitch softball development plan
22/10/2021
The development plan will be the key policy document that sets out the overall strategy for the sustainable development and growth of slowpitch softball in Ireland for the 2022-2026 period and beyond.
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Ernest Denso elected new president of Ghana Baseball and Softball Federation

Ernest Denso elected new president of Ghana Baseball and Softball Federation
19/10/2021
Danso will replace Albert Frimpong, the founder and past president of the federation who stepped down after over three decades of promoting and developing the sports in Ghana. 
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Federation Focus: Baseball is in Dominican Republic's DNA

Federation Focus: Baseball is in Dominican Republic's DNA
13/10/2021
October's Federation Focus publication features the Dominican Baseball Federation. Amaurys Nina, a former professional outfielder now in charge of the country's baseball operations, spoke with the WBSC.
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Africa: Burkina Faso crowns women’s softball cup champions

Africa: Burkina Faso crowns women’s softball cup champions
01/10/2021
The Central League team defeated Hauts-Bassins, 12-4, and claimed the maiden edition of the event.
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Tampere wins its first-ever Finnish national baseball championship

Tampere wins its first-ever Finnish national baseball championship
22/09/2021
The Tigers won the championship series -- three games to one -- with the Espoo Expos.
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Jiangsu wins baseball, softball gold medals at 14th China National Games

Jiangsu wins baseball, softball gold medals at 14th China National Games
22/09/2021
The baseball team defeated Tianjin, 3-1, in the gold medal game, while the softball squad shut out Sichuan, 7-0.
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Guatemala Softball Federation inaugurates Athlete Service Center

Guatemala Softball Federation inaugurates Athlete Service Center
20/09/2021
It has been named after Andy Sherman, the Guatemalan National Softball Team former head coach who was inducted into the WBSC Softball Hall of Fame in 2017 and who donated the building for the Athlete Service Center.
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Finland celebrates 40 years of baseball with first-ever int'l games in the country

Finland celebrates 40 years of baseball with first-ever int'l games in the country
20/09/2021
The two games were played at the brand new Myllypuro Baseball Stadium at Helsinki. Finland hosted Sweden and Estonia.
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Global Baseball-Softball: Palestine certifies new coaches, umpires to boost growth

Global Baseball-Softball: Palestine certifies new coaches, umpires to boost growth
08/09/2021
Palestine's Olympic committee hosted the graduation ceremony and guaranteed its support.
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Federation Focus: Tanzania targets schools to boost baseball, softball development in East Africa

Federation Focus: Tanzania targets schools to boost baseball, softball development in East Africa
16/08/2021
Currently there are approximately 2,000 baseball and softball players in Tanzania. The national governing body is aiming to reach 10,000 players in the next years.
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Baseball Federation of Japan President Masatake Yamanaka re-elected, announces new board members

Baseball Federation of Japan President Masatake Yamanaka re-elected, announces new board members
17/07/2021
The Tokyo Olympics will have a major impact on bringing a "sustainable glow" to baseball, BFJ leaders say.
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Global baseball: Noah Williamson is first Swiss National Team player in history to be taken in MLB draft

Global baseball: Noah Williamson is first Swiss National Team player in history to be taken in MLB draft
15/07/2021
He starred for Switzerland at the European Championship Qualifier 2019.
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Baseball, Baseball5 growing in Burkina Faso

Baseball, Baseball5 growing in Burkina Faso
13/07/2021
There's interest in the game, Burkina Faso baseball and softball leaders say.
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Federation Focus: Success of the top leagues aims at boosting baseball and softball development in Spain

Federation Focus: Success of the top leagues aims at boosting baseball and softball development in Spain
02/07/2021
The June edition of WBSC Federation Focus takes us to Spain. Federation president and former Olympic catcher Jesus Lisarri guided us through his programme.
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WBSC Europe leaders re-elected as National Olympic Committee board members

WBSC Europe leaders re-elected as National Olympic Committee board members
30/06/2021
WBSC Europe Co-Presidents Didier Seminet (France) and Gabriel Waage (Czech Republic) will be continuing in their roles with their respective National Olympic Committees.
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Baseball5 to be included at 2022 Bulgarian Olympic Festival

Baseball5 to be included at 2022 Bulgarian Olympic Festival
24/06/2021
Baseball5 is set to feature at the next Bulgarian Olympic Festival in 2022, following a positive demonstration in 2021.
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Nigerian Baseball Softball Association President William Boyd passes away at 71

Nigerian Baseball Softball Association President William Boyd passes away at 71
17/06/2021
Boyd was among the founding members of Nigeria's baseball and softball national governing body in 1989.
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Winner crowned at 9-team Chinese National Women's Softball Champions Cup

Winner crowned at 9-team Chinese National Women's Softball Champions Cup
09/06/2021
Jiangsu was crowned the champion, joined by Sichuan and Shanghai on the podium.
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Global sport: Brazilian baseball gets its first-ever artificial turf infield

Global sport: Brazilian baseball gets its first-ever artificial turf infield
07/06/2021
Synthetic grass covers the infield of the federation's training centre field.
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Pakistan National Baseball Team earns place in 2022 Asian Games

Pakistan National Baseball Team earns place in 2022 Asian Games
19/05/2021
"It's the fourth participation in a row," said Pakistan federation president Syed Fakhar Ali Shah. "We are very proud of that."
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Finland targets 10x baseball-softball growth by 2025

Finland targets 10x baseball-softball growth by 2025
07/05/2021
Finnish Baseball and Softball Federation President Jukka Ropponen wants to increase the number of registered players by 100% by the end of 2021 and by 1,000% by the end of 2025.
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South Africa Women's, Men's Softball National Provincial Championships crown winners

South Africa Women's, Men's Softball National Provincial Championships crown winners
04/05/2021
Eight provincial teams in each category participated in the four-day national competition.
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Baseball Federation of Asia announces 2021 schedule changes

Baseball Federation of Asia announces 2021 schedule changes
27/04/2021
The BFA Executive Committee conducted a virtual meeting. WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari mentioned the importance of Asia in the international baseball landscape.
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Africa: Zimbabwe Softball President Mapfumo elected to National Olympic Committee Board

Africa: Zimbabwe Softball President Mapfumo elected to National Olympic Committee Board
27/04/2021
Stonard Mapfumo led the election for the Board, which saw seven members elected along with the athlete representatives.
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Argentina Women’s Softball League set to open, games live-streamed

Argentina Women’s Softball League set to open, games live-streamed
23/04/2021
Starting today, Friday, 23 April, four teams will take the field to play, the Litoral Regional stage: CEF, Club Atletico Estudiantes, Oro Verde and Universidad de Rio Cuarto. All games will be live-streamed through the WUM Sports website.
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Taiwan softball league set to open, games live-streamed

Taiwan softball league set to open, games live-streamed
23/04/2021
The Taiwan Professional Women’s Softball League (TPWSL) will open the 2021 campaign with five participating teams.
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Africa: Youth baseball tournament staged in Burkina Faso with seminar on urban baseball5

Africa: Youth baseball tournament staged in Burkina Faso with seminar on urban baseball5
19/04/2021
Federation president Ibrahima Sibore attended the final of the U-15 Special League and held a baseball5 introductory course in Bobo-Dioulasso, the second biggest city in the country.
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Softball Peru President Vanessa Endo nominated for IOC Women and Sport Awards

Softball Peru President Vanessa Endo nominated for IOC Women and Sport Awards
16/04/2021
Over the years, Endo has contributed to the development of softball in Peru, serving as an athlete, team delegate, event organizer and sports leader.
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Juergen Elsishans re-elected president of the German Baseball Softball Federation

Juergen Elsishans re-elected president of the German Baseball Softball Federation
16/04/2021
He will serve for a two-year term: "The board and I appreciate the trust of the regional federations."
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USA Baseball alum Carlos Rodon falls short of 24th MLB perfect game, throws no-hitter

USA Baseball alum Carlos Rodon falls short of 24th MLB perfect game, throws no-hitter
15/04/2021
The 28-year old left-hander kept the Cleveland Indians hitless, leading the Chicago White Sox to an 8-0 win. He pitched for the US Collegiate National Team in the Summers of 2012 and 2013.
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Africa: Nine teams to play in Nigerian Youth U-12, U-15 Girl's Softball National Championships

Africa: Nine teams to play in Nigerian Youth U-12, U-15 Girl's Softball National Championships
14/04/2021
Baseball and softball events continue to be staged all around the world, including on the African continent.
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Japan's men's softball league celebrating 50th season after 2020 shutdown

Japan's men's softball league celebrating 50th season after 2020 shutdown
13/04/2021
After the cancellation of the 2020 season, the Japanese Men’s Softball League opened with 36 games.
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Baseball Australia names former MLB player, Olympic silver medalist Glenn Williams as new CEO

Baseball Australia names former MLB player, Olympic silver medalist Glenn Williams as new CEO
13/04/2021
The former MLB third baseman will replace Cam Vale, who ran the organization for the last four years. "It’s an absolute honour to have the chance to lead the game I grew up in and love."
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Swiss Baseball Softball Federation to live-stream Awards Night on 9 April

Swiss Baseball Softball Federation to live-stream Awards Night on 9 April
08/04/2021
The opening weekend of the top baseball and softball leagues has been delayed amid a surge of COVID-19 cases
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43 teams compete India’s Men's, Women's National Softball Championships

43 teams compete India’s Men's, Women's National Softball Championships
08/04/2021
In all, 20 teams participated in the women’s tournament and 23 in the men’s competition.
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