Baseball5 French Open: Huge success in Paris

Baseball5 French Open: Huge success in Paris
20/01/2020
The popularity of Baseball5 in France continues to surpass expectations, ever since the country opened the first ever dedicated Baseball5 venue in Europe in 2018.
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Softball Australia rosters announced for Australia Pacific Cup ahead of Olympic year

Softball Australia rosters announced for Australia Pacific Cup ahead of Olympic year
17/01/2020
The Australia Pacific Cup, which features two sides from Australia as well as the national teams of Japan, Mexico, Chinese Taipei, Italy and New Zealand. will be held at Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney, from 30 January to 2 February.
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5-on-5 Baseball5 lands in Serbia, pushing growth in Europe

5-on-5 Baseball5 lands in Serbia, pushing growth in Europe
17/01/2020
The National Softball Federation organised a camp and a three-team tournament in Zlatibor.
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Women’s Baseball World Rankings: No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Chinese Taipei lead way

Women’s Baseball World Rankings: No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Chinese Taipei lead way
16/01/2020
Women's baseball is evolving internationally and within various countries.
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10 new countries break into latest Men’s Baseball World Rankings, Japan remains No. 1

10 new countries break into latest Men’s Baseball World Rankings, Japan remains No. 1
16/01/2020
Seven of the 10 new countries in the rankings are from Africa. Japan will head into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this July-August as the top-ranked baseball nation in the world.
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Men’s Softball World Rankings: Japan take No. 1 spot for the first time ever

Men’s Softball World Rankings: Japan take No. 1 spot for the first time ever
15/01/2020
- Argentina gain the most points in 2019 and climb to second place, their highest spot ever. No. 13 Cuba and No. 36 Peru, the biggest winners - The five Olympic continents are represented in the Top 10, showing the global reach of softball - Lesotho make historic debut, becoming the 49th nation to feature in the WBSC Men’s Softball World Rankings
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Record 69 nations featured in final 2019 WBSC Women’s Softball World Rankings

Record 69 nations featured in final 2019 WBSC Women’s Softball World Rankings
15/01/2020
Belize and Chile are the latest countries to join the WBSC Women’s Softball World Rankings while Canada earned the most points and Belgium gained the most places following the final update of 2019. Four Olympic continents represented in the Top 10 while a record 69 countries and territories are now ranked in women’s softball, with USA still No. 1.
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2020: U-23 Baseball World Cup - February to determine final four teams

2020: U-23 Baseball World Cup - February to determine final four teams
14/01/2020
The WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup, scheduled for 2-11 October in Mexico, has three more teams from the Americas and one from Africa still to be confirmed.
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2020: U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup - Australia, New Zealand confirmed, Africa to determine last two teams

2020: U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup - Australia, New Zealand confirmed, Africa to determine last two teams
13/01/2020
Villa María del Triunfo Sports Complex, venue of the Pan American Games Lima 2019 softball competition, will be the stage for the first edition of the U-18 Women's Softball World Cup, which replaces the U-19 age category.
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WBSC joins IBIS portal and takes further against competition manipulation

WBSC joins IBIS portal and takes further against competition manipulation
12/01/2020
WBSC joins IBIS portal and takes further against competition manipulation.
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28 coaches complete nine-day WBSC course in Benin

28 coaches complete nine-day WBSC course in Benin
10/01/2020
Former Canada Softball National Team head coach Mike Renney led a nine-day WBSC clinic funded through the Benin National Olympic and Sports Committee and Olympic Solidarity.
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Shogo Akiyama signs for MLB Cincinnati Reds

Shogo Akiyama signs for MLB Cincinnati Reds
09/01/2020
The NPB star outfielder, a left handed batter, is a veteran of international baseball. He represented Japan at the WBSC Premier12 2015.
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More than 600 kids experience Baseball5 in India

More than 600 kids experience Baseball5 in India
09/01/2020
Baseball5 has been introduced in almost 70 nations around the world.
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Jordan Alter new President of Israel Baseball Association

Jordan Alter new President of Israel Baseball Association
09/01/2020
New Israel Baseball Association President Jordan Alter said his focus is to "bring awareness that we are building baseball" in Israel.
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Baseball5 added to Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 sports programme

Baseball5 added to Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 sports programme
08/01/2020
Baseball5’s inclusion on the Sports Programme was approved during an IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. Baseball5’s inclusion will be the first time baseball softball features at a Youth Olympic Games and it will also be the first Olympic team sport to feature mixed-gender teams.
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