15U BWC: Nicaragua overpowers Ukraine

15U BWC: Nicaragua overpowers Ukraine
17/08/2012

Due to the rain delay in Parral, Ukraine-Nicaragua game in Cuauhtemoc was definetly the first game of the first IBAF 15U Baseball World Championships.



15U BWC: Nicaragua edges out Germany

17/08/2012

Just one big inning was needed for Nicaragua to down Germany 5-4 on Friday morning at Cuauhtémoc stadium. They scored all five of their runs in the bottom of the sixth, erasing a 0-2 deficit en route to their second victory of the tournament. Germany threatened to come back in the ninth, but left the bases loaded to end the game.



15U BWC: Brazil one-hits Indonesia

17/08/2012

Brazil started the I IBAF 15U Baseball World Championship in Mexico with a 21-0 shutout over Indonesia on Thursday morning in Parral Stadium. They already led with 11 runs, when the South Americans put ten runs on the board in the seventh. The Asian squad committed eight errors in the loss.



15U BWC: Honduras dominates Lithuania

17/08/2012

Honduras dominated Lithuania in a 12-2 seven-inning victory on Thursday in the first game in Chihuahua at the I IBAF 15U Baseball World Championship. They scored nine runs in the third to decide things quickly. Two runs in the seventh ended the contest early due to ten-run mercy rule.



15U BWC: Aruba crushes Germany

17/08/2012

Aruba had a perfect start into the premier IBAF 15U Baseball World Championship. They crushed Germany 18-6 in seven innings. They scored in six of the seven frames, highlighted by a seven-run rally in the fifth. Germany’s defense helped, committing a whopping nine errors.



Women’s BWC: Venezuela holds off Netherlands for 2nd Win

16/08/2012

Day seven at the V IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup in Edmonton, Canada started with a 14-6 victory of Venezuela over the Netherlands. The South Americans filled the scoreboard in each of the first six frames en route to their second victory in the tournament. The Dutch team rallied for six runs combined in the fourth and fifth, but couldn’t make up the deficit completely. It is their sixth loss in the sixth game.



Women’s BWC: Canada dispatches Netherlands

15/08/2012

Canada is remaining the lone undefeated at the V IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup in Edmonton. They dispatched the Netherlands by a score of 19-2 on Tuesday evening at Telus Field. After taking a quick lead, the Maple Leafs blew the game wide open with nine runs in the fourth, tying Japan’s inning high from prior in the tournament. The lone European team in the event avoided the shutout in the fourth. It was the fifth win in the fifth game for the hosts, while the Dutch team stays winless.



Women’s BWC: Aussies avoid Dutch Upset

14/08/2012

Australia’s Women’s Baseball National Team barely avoided an upset against the Netherlands, winning 13-11 in a thrilling slugfest at Telus Field in Edmonton, Canada on Monday afternoon. The team from Down Under came back from a 2-6 deficit, but nearly blew a 13-6 lead in the seventh en route to the victory. They are now 2-2 in the V IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup and keep their chances intact to reach the semi-finals. The Netherlands dropped to 0-4, but showed an impressive offensive performance.



Alessandro Maestri: First Italian in NPB

14/08/2012

It may not be a very good season for the Orix Buffaloes, currently in last place in the NPB Pacific League. Still, they got the attention of the media when the first ever player developed in Italy to perform in the Japanese Big Leagues earned them a win. Alessandro Maestri (27) went 6.1 innings allowing only 1 run on 4 hits as the Buffaloes defeated (5-1) the Chiba Lotte Marines on Sunday 8/12.



Women’s BWC: Chinese Taipei cruises by Netherlands

12/08/2012

Chinese Taipei has its second win at the V IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup in Edmonton, Canada. They crushed the Netherlands 17-3 in five innings on a sunny Sunday morning at Telus Field. They scored 16 of their 17 runs in the first three frames, highlighted by a pair of six-run rallies in the second and third. The three Dutch runs were their first in the tournament, as they lost their third game.