Taiwan Forfeits Right To Organize Olympic Qualifier, Tournament appointed to Mexico

And there we have it. The other day, one could read about the questionable status of the Olympic Qualifier due to the spike in corona contaminations in Taiwan. Today a Taiwanese newspaper spread the news that the island state has forfeited the right to organize the final Olympic Qualifier. https://twitter.com/GOCPBL/status/1395178223290490886 The same Twitter account, which …

China Withdraws From Final Olympic Qualifier

The WBSC (World Baseball and Softball Confederation) announced today that China has withdrawn from the final Olympic Qualifier. As a result, the tournament will be a five team event for which Chinese Taipei, Australia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands have qualified already. The WBSC said that in light of all available information, the final …

Participants of Olympic Qualifier Likely In a 7-Day Quarantine

According to Taiwan Center of Disease Control, the participants of the upcoming Olympic Qualifier, set to take place from June 17 through June 22, foreign teams will need a 7-day quarantine upon arriving in Taiwan. The Kingdom of the Netherlands will be the European representative in the final qualifier. Next to the Dutch, Taiwan, China, …

U15 World Cup to take place in October/November

Today, the WBSC announced that the U15 World Cup Baseball will take place from October 30 through November 8. This is more positive news after a lot of cancellations due to the coronavirus. As the tournament will be played in Tijuana, Mexico, the place will be a baseball hotbed in October and November as the …

Health problems may surround the final Olympic Qualifier

The final Olympic Qualifier, which will take place from April 1 - 5 in Taichung, Taiwan, may be bothered by health issues because of the coronavirus epidemic. It may lead to a ban of the People's Republic of China. Taiwan has denied access to people from China and to people who visited China recently. Since …

The Olympic Qualification is questionable (part 2)

In September last year, you could read a blog post about the farce that the Olympic Qualification actually is. Today, I discovered another disturbing fact that supports the previous blog post. In the previous blog post, you could read about the strange rule the WBSC is using. For Europe, there are/were only two options to …

U23 World Cup Baseball: Dutch move on to consolation round

Despite two consecutive wins, the Kingdom of the Netherlands will continue the U23 World Cup tournament in the consolation round. The results against Colombia is a disadvantage for the Dutch as they start with a 1-1 record in the standings of the consolation round, while Colombia is starting with a 2-0 record. The Australians also …

Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: Dutch lose first game of tournament

Despite getting one hit more than their opponent and despite the error their opponent committed, the Dutch could not clinch the win today as they fell 3-2 to Taiwan. Most of the action happened in the first half of the game as both teams scored their runs in or before the fifth inning. In the …

World Port Tournament 2017: Taiwan beats Japan in extra innings

In a typical small ball and low scoring game, Taiwan bested Japan in extra innings.  For a long time, Taiwan had the lead in this game but Japan managed to tie the game in the ninth inning.  In a battle of two Asian giants, Japan took the lead in the first inning. Hiroto Kobukata doubled to …

World Port Tournament 2017: Dutch surrender win in last inning

For 8.5 innings it looked like team Kingdom of the Netherlands would beat Taiwan but three errors by the Dutch catcher cost them the game eventually. The Dutch pitching was superb last night but unfortunately, the effort was in vain as the Dutch lost 4-3. The Dutch took a quick lead in the first inning. …

Remarkable selection of Dutch team for World Port Tournament

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf posted an article on its website about the selection of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Port Tournament in Rotterdam.  The creation of the 24-man roster can be called remarkable, to put it mildly. This year the coaching staff will be led by Sydney de Jong. This is …

WBC 2017: Israel not the ugly duckling after all

Most, if not all predictions (including the one made by this blog) about the final standings in group A can be scratched.  Didn't everybody pick Israel to finish last? After a stunning win vs Korea yesterday, team Israel completed the upset by routing Taiwan 15-7 today Today's game was exactly the opposite compared to yesterday's …

WBSC announces groups for inaugural Premier 12 tournament

This morning the World Baseball and Softball Confederation has presented the pairings of the two groups for the first ever Premier 12 tournament that will be held later this year. One thing that catches my eye is that the USA has been paired to Japan and Korea. So obviously, the WBSC has struck a deal …

Logo and schedule Premier 12 presented

Today, the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC) presented the logo of the new "world championship tournament" called the Premier 12. This tournament will be played in Taiwan and Japan and the best twelve baseball countries of the world will participate. The first round and the quarter-finals will be staged in Taiwan. The semi-finals and …

U21 World Cup: Day two of the winners bracket

On the second day in the winners group, a couple of decisions fell. Japan took on Korea. In this game both teams were each other's equals. In this nailbiter both starting pitchers dominated the opponent's lineup. Kijun Lim of Korea lasted seven innings in which he allowed one run on five hits. He struck out …

U21 World Cup: Day one of winners bracket

Today the teams in the winners bracket started their games. The games of today were dominated by the teams from Southeast Asia. The Czech Republic was no match for Japan, who beat them 15-0 in a five inning mercy rule game. Japanese starter Masaru Nakamura pitched four perfect innings, striking out six. Taiwan was leading …

U21 World Cup: Results of day five

The fifth day of the U21 World Cup baseball brought some more upsets. First of all for me and the many Dutch fans: The Dutch team lost again in the final inning. After trailing most of the game they tied it at three in the seventh. Eventually Venezuela scored three runs in the ninth for …

U21 World Cup: Results of day four

Day four brought at least one surprise as the Czech Republic beat Italy 3-1. A one run third, fourth and fifth inning sealed Italy's fate. Czech starter Marek Cervenka had a hell of an outing. He pitched a complete game in which he fanned eleven and allowed just one run on two hits. Cervenka gave …

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