Japan Gears Up for V Women’s Baseball World Cup

Japan Gears Up for V Women’s Baseball World Cup
23/04/2012

Kyoto; An all-star team of the Japanese women’s professional league, by breaking off their season, took on the amateur National Team for two exhibition games in Kyoto on April 21 and won both matches 6-1 and 9-0.

Kyoto; An all-star team of the Japanese women’s professional league, by breaking off their season, took on the amateur National Team for two exhibition games in Kyoto on April 21 and won both matches 6-1 and 9-0.

Subsequently, the Women’s Baseball Association Japan announced to add six professional players to the 24 amateurs provisional team players selected at the tryout in March.  The provisional National Team will start joint training sessions in May to select the final 20 players.

The V IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup will be played from August 10 to 19, 2012 at Telus Field and John Fry Park in Edmonton, Canada.  Defending champion Japan, USA, Canada, Australia, Cuba, Venezuela, Chinese Taipei and the Netherlands will participate.

The preliminary round in a round-robin format will be played from August 10 to 17 and Japan will square off with Venezuela following the opening ceremony.  The top four teams advance into the semi-finals on August 18. The championship game is scheduled for August 19.