EUR 50,000 fund launched as baseball, softball seasons cancelled in France

EUR 50,000 fund launched as baseball, softball seasons cancelled in France
06/05/2020
The difficult decision became inevitable after an announcement by the Prime Minister. Clubs will be able to start their activity at the local level. A 50,000 € grant will fund back-to-school kits and baseball gloves for female players under the age of 15.
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WBSC's 'GameTime Classics' series buzzing on social media

WBSC's 'GameTime Classics' series buzzing on social media
06/05/2020
WBSC's Facebook page has recorded 9,500 more followers from 25 March to 30 April, while the official WBSC YouTube channel generated 12.1 million impressions from the new streaming series.
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GameTime Classics | Episode 42: Re-live WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup 2018 Canada v Japan semi-final

GameTime Classics | Episode 42: Re-live WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup 2018 Canada v Japan semi-final
05/05/2020
World-class pitchers Yukiko Ueno and Danielle Lawrie stepped into the circle to pitch the crucial game.
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WBSC awards Argentina the hosting rights of first-ever U-23 Men's Softball World Cup

WBSC awards Argentina the hosting rights of first-ever U-23 Men's Softball World Cup
05/05/2020
This will be the second softball world cup hosted by the South American nation after the IX Men’s Softball World Championship 2012 held in Parana.
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Men's, Women's 2020 European Softball Championships postponed to 2021

Men's, Women's 2020 European Softball Championships postponed to 2021
05/05/2020
The two events were postponed at the beginning of April until further notice. The decision follows WBSC's postponement of the 2021 Women's Softball World Cup to 2023.
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WBSC postpones 2021 Women’s Softball World Cup to 2023 to keep spotlight on 2021 Olympics

WBSC postpones 2021 Women’s Softball World Cup to 2023 to keep spotlight on 2021 Olympics
04/05/2020
The World Games will serve as the top international women’s softball competition in 2022.
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GameTime Classics | Episode 40: Australia v USA in the semifinal of the 2014 Women’s Softball World Cup

GameTime Classics | Episode 40: Australia v USA in the semifinal of the 2014 Women’s Softball World Cup
03/05/2020
USA’s Jaclyn Traina against Kaia Parnaby from Australia in a win or go home game for both sides, with a spot in the final at stake.
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GameTime Classics | Episode 38: 2013 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship semi final between Australia and Venezuela

GameTime Classics | Episode 38: 2013 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship semi final between Australia and Venezuela
01/05/2020
Australia were looking to reach their second consecutive final and defend their title, while Venezuela were aiming to advance to the World Championship Game for the first time ever.
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Video: Celebration of WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup marks two months since Japan's triumph

Video: Celebration of WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup marks two months since Japan's triumph
30/04/2020
Japan claimed the youth softball world title after a four year hiatus with a 9-2, five-inning win over Australia.
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Federation Focus: Zambia Baseball Softball Association spreading game with Baseball5 and int'l support

Federation Focus: Zambia Baseball Softball Association spreading game with Baseball5 and int'l support
30/04/2020
Softball was introduced to the country in the early 1970s by foreign workers in the Copper Belt Province. Baseball came in the 1980s thanks to Cuban medical doctors. Activity had almost ceased in the country before WBSC introduced Baseball5 in early 2019.
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Jarrad Martin named New Zealand U-18 Men’s Softball National Team head coach

Jarrad Martin named New Zealand U-18 Men’s Softball National Team head coach
30/04/2020
The WBSC Softball Hall of Famer will lead the Junior Black Sox at the WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup 2022.
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GameTime Classics | Episode 36: Japan, USA clash in epic semi-final battle at 2018 WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship

GameTime Classics | Episode 36: Japan, USA clash in epic semi-final battle at 2018 WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship
29/04/2020
The two softball archrivals clashed in a thrilling semi-final at ZOZO Marine Stadium in Chiba, Japan.
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Softball in China resuming after COVID-19

Softball in China resuming after COVID-19
27/04/2020
The Chinese Softball Association is leading the charge to return to the diamond with a system for online training and data management for the U-15 and U-18 National Team players.
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GameTime Classics | Episode 34: Re-live historic 2004 Men’s Softball World Championship semifinal between Australia and Canada

GameTime Classics | Episode 34: Re-live historic 2004 Men’s Softball World Championship semifinal between Australia and Canada
27/04/2020
A 19-year old Andrew Kirkpatrick started the game for Australia, while Gerald Muizelaar opened for Canada.
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Women’s professional softball season opens in Taiwan

Women’s professional softball season opens in Taiwan
26/04/2020
The Taiwan Professional Women’s Softball League is the first professional softball league in the world to open its 2020 season. The live broadcast is available on FOX Sports Taiwan among other streaming platforms.
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