Johnny Stormats new President of Swedish Baseball and Softball Federation

25/04/2013

The Swedish Baseball and Softball Federation held their Annual Meeting on the weekend of April 4-6 in Nyköping.



An Olympic flavour at the IBAF Congress

14/04/2013

The first 2 sessions of the 2013 IBAF Congress had a strong Olympic flavour, even if the launching of the World Baseball Softball Confederation is scheduled for the afternoon.
Tsunezaku Takeda, President of the Japanese Olympic Commitee, and Ryozo Kato, Commissioner of NPB, made both strong statements in favour of the reinstatement of baseball and softball in the Olympic Games. Takeda mentioned the importance the sports may have if the Games are played in Tokyo.



MLB supervisor Larry Young at IBAF Umpire Camp

03/04/2013

The IBAF is proud to announce that Larry Young, MLB Umpire Supervisor, will be one of the camp instructors at the IBAF Umpire Clinic in Barcelona from July 10th to July 14th, 2013.



WBC: The Dominican Republic joins Puerto Rico in the final

19/03/2013

San Francisco. The Dominican Republic will play the final of the third World Baseball Classic. The Caribbean powerhouse defeated (4-1) The Kingdom of The Netherlands in a game dominated by Dominican pitchers.



240 Kids in 24 Teams at Indoor Baseball Tourney in Germany

15/03/2013

On February 16, 2013 24 teams from six federal states followed the invitation of the Luetjensee Little Lakers to Europe’s biggest indoor baseball tournament for kids – the 6th Little Lakers Baseball Cup.



Pitcher Kenley Jansen added to Netherlands World Baseball Classic Roster

15/03/2013

Phoenix, AZ – Team Kingdom of the Netherlands announced today the addition of right-handed pitcher Kenley Jansen to its World Baseball Classic roster for play during the Championship Round at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. Jansen replaces pitcher Jonatan Isenia, who has a strained right elbow.



One Spot open for Semi-Finals

15/03/2013

Miami. It was a testament what excitement can be created with the World Baseball Classic. In front of a full house at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida the Dominican Republic had a feel of home field advantage against the United States in a 3-1 win, which sends them into the semi-finals. They are joining the Netherlands and Japan in San Francisco with the fourth berth being determined between Puerto Rico and Team USA on Friday evening.



WBC: Puerto Rico eliminates Italy to gain another chance

14/03/2013

Trailing 3-1, the team from the Caribbean scored 3 in the bottom of the eigth and now will face the loser between Team USA and the Dominican Republic



INF Jurickson Profar added to Netherlands WBC Roster

14/03/2013

Phoenix, AZ – Team Kingdom of the Netherlands announced today the addition of versatile infielder Jurickson Profar to its World Baseball Classic roster for play during the Championship Round at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. Profar replaces injured infielder Yurendell De Caster, who has a strained left plantar fascia.



Five Teams remain in hunt for WBC Title

14/03/2013

Miami. Thanks to a late comeback Puerto Rico keeps in the race for the final round at the 2013 World Baseball Classic. They defeated Italy on Wednesday at Marlins Park, eliminating the European champion. Now the focus will switch to the highly anticipated clash between Team USA and the Dominican Republic on Thursday evening. The winner will clinch a berth in the semi-finals, while the loser gets a second chance against Puerto Rico on Friday.