18U BWC: Japan wins Asian Clash at MokdongSeoul (Korea)

06/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). The Gold Medal Game at the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship will be played without host Korea. They lost the highly anticipated duel against arch rival Japan on Thursday evening by a score of 2-4. In presence of KBO Commissioner Koo Bon-neung, who also threw out the first pitch prior to the game, a four-run sixth inning decided effectively the game.

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2012 European Championship starts on Friday in Netherlands

06/09/2012

The premier event in European Baseball, the 2012 European Championship, will start on Friday, September 7. The Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Association, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, is the host of the tournament, which brings 12 teams to the Netherlands.

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18U BWC: Panama edges past Venezuela to finish 7th

06/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). Panama is finishing the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship in seventh place after beating Venezuela 5-4 on Wednesday afternoon at Gueui Stadium in Seoul, Korea. A two-run triple by Anthony Diaz in the bottom of the sixth gave Panama the decisive lead to prevail in the game. Venezuela was up in front twice, but couldn’t close it out.

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18U BWC: Australia ninth, Italy tenth

06/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). Italy stayed in competition for half of the game against Australia, then the guys from Down Under took a forceful lead and won with a score of 11-2 to end in ninth in the 18U Baseball World Championship in Seoul, Korea, leaving the Europeans the 10th position.

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18U BWC: USA tops Chinese Taipei to stay in Race

06/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). Team USA defeated Chinese Taipei 5-1 on Thursday afternoon at Mokdong Stadium. Both teams are now tied in the second-round standings with 2-2 records. The United States broke a tie in the third inning and never looked back in a game with a combined 23 hits, just three walks and six runs. Stephen Gonsalves went the distance to lay the groundwork for the victory.

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18U BWC: Canada survives Colombian Rally for third Second Round Win

05/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). After Colombia stunned three favorites in a row with Venezuela, Korea and Japan, their run at the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship was stopped by Canada on Thursday morning. The Maple Leafs nearly blew a 7-0 lead en route to a 10-6 victory at Mokdong Stadium. Canada is now 3-1 in the second round after winning three games in 24 hours. Colombia dropped to 2-2.

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Barcelona USSSA Campus successfully completed

05/09/2012

From September 2 to 4 the Barcelona USSSA Campus took place with more than 100 participants from different parts of Spain. The players trained three days under the guidance of former MLB players Jeffrey Hammonds (MLB All Star and Olympian in 92), Luis Alicea (All Star, winner as coach of the World Series in 2007), […]

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New Favourites for Medals after exciting Wednesday

05/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). If people are talking about favorites at the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship, the teams from the United States, host Korea and fellow baseball powerhouse Japan were named among the first. At the start of the second round on Wednesday, they all lost. It was already obvious that this tournament features a high competitiveness, also indicated by the fact that all six advancing teams begin the second round with 1-1 records.

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18U BWC: Canada prevails in Extras over USA

05/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). Canada has won the duel of neighbors at the beginning of the second round at the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship. They prevailed 1-0 in ten innings in a classic pitcher’s duel against the United States. Nathan Desouza drove in the game-winning run in the top of the tenth inning. Team USA couldn’t […]

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18U BWC: Netherlands end up in 11th after Victory over Czech Republic

05/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). The Netherlands are finishing in 11th place in the final standings of the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship. They defeated the Czech Republic 7-4 in the first classification game of the tournament on Wednesday evening at Mokdong Stadium. The Dutch team took the lead with a three-run fourth and backed it up with two runs in the eighth, just moments after the Czech Republic made it a one-run game.

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18U BWC: Chinese Taipei opens 2nd Round with Extra-Inning Win

05/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). Defending champion Chinese Taipei made a statement at the start of the second round, defeating Korea with 7-3 in ten innings at Jamsil Stadium on Wednesday evening. The host had just tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings. But Chinese Taipei used three hits in the top of the tenth to plate four runs with the IBAF Extra Inning Rule in effect to win the game.

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18U BWC: Surprising Colombia shuts out Japan

05/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). Astonishing Colombia got outstanding pitching from Roger Velez and José Cruz to defeat Japan 3-0 in the first game of the medal round at the 18U Baseball World Championship in Mokdong Stadium, Seoul. Episodes decided the game and the South Americans were perfectly on time to take advantage of the favorable opportunities.

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18U BWC: Panama surrenders to Canada

05/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). Panama has been for sure one of the surprises at the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship in Seoul, so far, but could not surprise Canada in the in-or-out game on Wednesday morning at Mokdong Stadium. The North-Americans took an immediate lead scoring twice in the first inning and cruised easy through the game until the final 10-1 that granted them access to the medal-awarding Group C.

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18U BWC: Updated Schedule for 2nd Round

05/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). The XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship continued under much improved weather conditions and allowed organizers to complete the first round with two games. Team USA defeated Australia behind a strong start of Ryan Olson 6-2 and Canada crushed Panama 10-1, scoring eight of the ten runs in the first four innings.

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18U BWC: USA sends Australia into Classification Round

05/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). The United States concluded the first round on Wednesday morning with a 6-2 victory over Australia. Playing in sunny conditions at Jamsil Stadium a strong start by Ryan Olson and timely hits between the fifth and eighth inning laid the foundation for the win.

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