18U BWC: No trouble with Europeans as Panama also moves past Czech Republic

01/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). One day after a shutout over Italy, Panama also didn’t have any trouble with their second European opponent in Group B at the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship. They moved past the Czech Republic 6-2 on Saturday evening, claiming their second win of the tournament. The Czech squad again played a respectable game – like they did in their opener against Chinese Taipei – but in the end had to settle for their second loss.



18U BWC: Colombia scores early, often in Win over Netherlands

01/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). Colombia scored eight runs in the first two innings to defeat the Netherlands 9-6 at Mokdong Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Dutch team tried to come back, but it was too little to erase the big deficit. It is the first win for Colombia at the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship, while the Netherlands lost the second day in a row.



18U BWC: Canada beats Italy at very Last Minute

01/09/2012

Seoul (Korea) – The third day of the IBAF XXV 18U Baseball World Championship in Korea put Italy in front of Canada. The protagonists of a resounding victory against Japan 24 hours before, repeated the success the hardest way, scoring tie and winning runs in the ninth against a Team Italy, which was focused and effective staying on top for the whole game.



18U BWC: Team USA mercy rules Netherlands

31/08/2012

Seoul (Korea). Team USA started with a lopsided 17-0 victory over the Netherlands into the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship in Seoul, Korea. In the evening game at Mokdong Stadium they scored 16 of the 17 runs in the last four innings to blow the score wide open, highlighted by a big nine-run rally in the seventh. It was the first game, which ended early after seven innings due to ten-run mercy rule.



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: Panama two-hits, two-runs Italy

31/08/2012

In what has become, due to the postponement of Day 1 for bad weather, the opening match at the 18U Baseball World Championship in Seoul, Panama defeated Italy 2-0, starring the starting pitcher Rigoberto Santamaria, who kept the Azzurri to only one hit for seven innings.



18U BWC: Chinese Taipei shuts out Czech Republic

31/08/2012

Seoul (Korea). Defending champion Chinese Taipei won its first game at the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship in Seoul, Korea. In the evening game at Jamsil Stadium they shut out the Czech Republic 6-0 to celebrate a successful start. The European underdog kept the score in check throughout the entire game, but failed to get on the board despite a couple of good opportunities.



Venezuela upsets Cuba to win I IBAF 15U Baseball World Championship

27/08/2012

Chihuahua (Mexico). Venezuela upset Cuba in the Gold Medal Game of the inaugural IBAF 15U Baseball World Championship in Chihuahua, Cuauhtémoc and Parral, Mexico. The South Americans handed the heavy favorite its first loss in the tournament with a 10-2 blowout on Sunday evening at Chihuahua Stadium. Cuba had won all games prior to the final, including an 11-5 victory over Venezuela in the second round.



Cuba playing Venezuela for Gold in Chihuahua

26/08/2012

Chihuahua (Mexico). Cuba and Venezuela will play in the Gold Medal Game at the I IBAF 15U Baseball World Championship in Chihuahua, Mexico. Cuba remained undefeated thanks to a walk-off victory over Mexico on Saturday evening. With the victory they also knocked off the host from the championship game, as they fell into a tiebreaker with Venezuela and Chinese Taipei.



15U BWC: Argentina, Honduras win in Group 2

26/08/2012

Honduras clinches seventh place in I IBAF 15U Baseball World Championship with victory over Germany