An Olympic flavour at the IBAF Congress

14/04/2013

The first 2 sessions of the 2013 IBAF Congress had a strong Olympic flavour, even if the launching of the World Baseball Softball Confederation is scheduled for the afternoon.
Tsunezaku Takeda, President of the Japanese Olympic Commitee, and Ryozo Kato, Commissioner of NPB, made both strong statements in favour of the reinstatement of baseball and softball in the Olympic Games. Takeda mentioned the importance the sports may have if the Games are played in Tokyo.



Simone Wearne to Manage Australia’s National Women’s Team

28/03/2013

The Australian Baseball Federation is pleased to announce Simone Wearne as Manager of our National Women’s Team for 2013 & 2014.



WBC: Netherlands advance by dropping Australia 4-1 in Pool B

05/03/2013

Taichung. Behind the solid pitching of starter Rob Cordemans and an early hitting outburst, the Netherlands dropped Australia 4-1 in WBC Pool B final day action.



Chinese Taipei, Netherlands advance to Tokyo Dome at WBC

05/03/2013

Fukuoka/Taichung. Chinese Tapei and IBAF 2011 Baseball World Cup winner the Netherlands are joining Cuba and Japan in the second round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic at the Tokyo Dome (March 8 to 12) in Tokyo, Japan. The Dutch team beat Australia in the afternoon game at Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung on Tuesday to finish the first round in second place. Chinese Taipei lost to Korea, but still was ranked first in Pool B due to the tiebreaker. In Pool A China celebrated a late comeback to get its first win in the tournament.



Day 4 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship

Day 4 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship
04/03/2013

Argentina 11 vs. Netherlands 1 Argentina made it three wins from four games when they toppled the Netherlands 11-1 this morning. That win has the team on course to finish third in their pool. But it also includes the Black Sox, who they play tomorrow. The chief destroyer for Argentina was its lead-off batter, Fernando […]



WBC: Korea blanks Australia 6-0 to stay in contention

04/03/2013

Taichung. Team Korea stays in contention in Pool B with a 6-0 shutout of Australia on Day 3 of WBC action in Taichung City.



Japan, Cuba qualify for 2nd WBC Round

04/03/2013

Fukuoka/Taichung. The first two participants for the second round at the 2013 World Baseball Classic are known. Cuba and Japan advance in Pool A thanks to the Cuban rout over China on Monday in Fukuoka. Both baseball powerhouses have two wins apiece, while their opponents Brazil and China remain winless with two games left on the […]



Day 3 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship

Day 3 at the 13th ISF Men’s Softball World Championship
03/03/2013

Canada 6 v. Mexico 0 Canada continued their game-by-game approach to the 2013 Tradestaff World Softball Championships as they notched up their third win in as many games at the tournament at Rosedale Park in Auckland. The side, which on the opening night of the tournament were given a wake-up call when they had to […]



WBC: Chinese Taipei defeats Australia 4-1 for WBC opener in Taichung

02/03/2013

The first win in the 2013 World Baseball Classic goes to Chinese Taipei. They defeated Australia 4-1 in round 1 action from Taichung City on Saturday (March 2).



Play Ball! at 2013 World Baseball Classic

02/03/2013

Fukuoka/Taichung. The 2013 World Baseball Classic got underway on Saturday with three games. In Taichung, Chinese Taipei defeated Australia and the Netherlands stunned Olympic champion Korea with a shutout. In Fukuoka two-time defending WBC champion Japan needed a late comeback to beat Qualifier winner Brazil.