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.



Which Teams reach Second Round at XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship?

03/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). The fourth day of the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship provided more excitement at Jamsil and Mokdong Stadiums in Seoul, Korea on Monday. With the exception of the easy wins by Australia and Japan over the Netherlands respective Italy, all games went down to the wire.



18U BWC: Australia slams past Netherlands

03/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). A grand slam in the third inning gave Australia an early lead en route to an 8-1 win over the Netherlands on Monday morning at Mokdong Stadium. Two runs in the sixth and ninth provided some insurance against a Dutch team, which remains winless in the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship. Australia improved to 2-2 in Group A, keeping their chances alive to reach the final round.



Canada continues to provide Drama at XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship

02/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). As on the first two days of the competition at the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship in Seoul, Korea, Canada was responsible for the most thrilling game. But this time they were on the wrong end of the celebrations. Chinese Taipei concluded day three by erasing an early 0-5 deficit en route to a walk-off victory in the ninth. Four teams are now tied with 2-1 records in Group A, as Japan shut out Panama.



18U BWC: Korea defends clean slate against Australia

02/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). Korea broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning en route to a 7-1 victory over Australia on Sunday afternoon. It was the first time that the host of the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship played at Mokdong Stadium, as they were able to improve to 3-0. The team from Down Under only threatened in the beginning and couldn’t come back at the end. They are now 1-2 and in danger to miss a ticket for the final round.



Japan, Korea and Canada celebrate big Wins on Saturday

01/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). Fans at the XXV 18U Baseball World Championship saw exciting games on the second day of first-round play on Saturday. In the morning Canada celebrated a second straight walk-off win at Mokdong, coming back against a strong Italian team, scoring the winning run in the ninth. Nearly at the same time Australia erased a three-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth, before falling down to Venezuela in the tenth.



18U BWC: Venezuela needs Extras to prevail against Australia

01/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). Venezuela captured its first win at the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship in Seoul, Korea. On Saturday morning at Jamsil Stadium they blew a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, but managed to prevail 6-3 against Australia in ten innings. Both teams are now 1-1 in Group B in first-round play.



XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship finally under way

31/08/2012

Seoul (Korea). After the rained out first day of the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship, competition at Jamsil and Mokdong Stadiums in Seoul, Korea started finally with six games on Friday. In Group A Australia opened the tournament with an easy victory over Colombia. In the afternoon Korea edged out Venezuela in a close duel. In the evening defending champion Chinese Taipei shut out the Czech Republic.



18U BWC: Australia cruises to win in Jamsil Opener

31/08/2012

Seoul (Korea). After the rained out first day of the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship in Seoul, Korea, the games started finally on Friday. In the opener at Jamsil Stadium in the morning, Australia downed Colombia 7-4 to start into the tournament successfully. A good pitching performance by Boston Red Sox prospect Daniel McGrath and timely hits helped the Aussies to the victory. Colombia’s offense didn’t wake up until the end, but it was too late.



Women’s BWC: Canada wins Bronze Medal after Slugfest

20/08/2012

Host Canada is ending up with the Bronze Medal at the V IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup in Edmonton. On Sunday afternoon they defeated Australia 17-13 in a mammoth slugfest, which not only featured 30 runs, but also 31 hits, four errors, ten different pitchers and the first homerun of the tournament.