18U BWC: Japan shuts out Czech Republic in rain-shortened Shutout


Seoul (Korea). Following a two-hour delay due to rain, Japan shut out the Czech Republic 7-0 on Tuesday morning, finishing first-round play with a 4-1 record. The game was called midway through the bottom of the fifth inning after another rain delay. Japan moves up to the second round, while the Czech team has to settle for a classification game.

Austrian Baseball Federation constructs Youth Baseball Field


Vienna, Attnang-Puchheim, Austria (August 29, 2012) – The Austrian Baseball Federation (ABF) announces the completion of a new youth baseball field at Athletics Ballpark, home of the Attnang-Puchheim Athletic Club. The project was funded in part by a grant in the amount of $104,456 USD from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF), a joint initiative of the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball.

18U BWC: Japan cruises safely against Italy


Seoul (Korea) – Nothing to do for Italy in the fourth day of play in the 18U Baseball World Championship in Seoul, the lineup of the Azzurri surrendered to the mound of Japan, with starter Yu Kambara in the head, who struck out eleven in seven innings of job on the mound, and got a 7-1 victory in the penultimate game of the first round.

18U BWC: Australia slams past Netherlands


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.

18U BWC: Canada survives scare against Czech Republic


Seoul (Korea). Canada has a thing for thrilling games at the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship. After three matches ending in walk-off style, they barely edged out the Czech Republic on Monday morning to improve to 3-1 in Group B play. Two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning broke the tie and decided the outcome. The Czech team remains winless in the tournament.

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


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.

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


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: Venezuela defends second place in Group B against the Netherlands


Seoul (Korea) – Venezuela defeated the Netherlands 8-2 on the third day of competition at the 18U baseball World Championship in the Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, setting its record to 2 wins and 1 loss, tied with team USA and running up Korea’s perfect path. The Europeans still have no wins.

18U BWC: Italy finds no Problems against Czech Republic


The all-European challenge of day four at the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship between Italy and the Czech Republic was decided early. The Azzurri scored once in the first inning with Gasparini out of a hit by Mercuri (3-for-4, four RBI in the game), followed by a real big eigh-run second inning that led to an early ending in the seventh with a score of 12-1.

Japan, Korea and Canada celebrate big Wins on Saturday


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.