2012 European Championship: Results Day 2, September 8


Four teams improved to 2-0 in the 2012 European Championship on Saturday in the Netherlands. In Group A Italy got payback for a loss from 2010, defeating Sweden 8-1 thanks to a homerun by Juan Carlos Infante and a sound pitching performance. Also in this pool Spain crushed Russia 10-1, handing out 20 hits, while scoring four runs in the fourth and six in the eighth. In the third Group A matchup Greece scored six early runs en route to a 7-2 win over Croatia, their first in the tournament.

2012 European Championship: Results Day 1, September 7


The 2012 European Championship is under way. Six games were played on the first day of the premier tournament of European Baseball in Rotterdam, Haarlem and Utrecht, Netherlands on Friday. No surprises on the first day, as all favorites celebrated wins.

Which Teams will reach Gold Medal Game in Seoul?


Seoul (Korea). The second round at the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship in Seoul, Korea will end on Friday with three games. Five teams are still in the race to reach the Gold Medal Game. Except for host Korea, which lost the evening game to Japan on Thursday. In the pole position to reach the Gold Medal Game is Canada, which ended the streak of Colombia in the morning. In the afternoon Team USA had beaten defending champion Chinese Taipei.

2012 European Championship starts on Friday in Netherlands


The premier event in European Baseball, the 2012 European Championship, will start on Friday, September 7. The Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Association, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, is the host of the tournament, which brings 12 teams to the Netherlands.

18U BWC: Australia ninth, Italy tenth


Seoul (Korea). Italy stayed in competition for half of the game against Australia, then the guys from Down Under took a forceful lead and won with a score of 11-2 to end in ninth in the 18U Baseball World Championship in Seoul, Korea, leaving the Europeans the 10th position.

New Favourites for Medals after exciting Wednesday


Seoul (Korea). If people are talking about favorites at the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship, the teams from the United States, host Korea and fellow baseball powerhouse Japan were named among the first. At the start of the second round on Wednesday, they all lost. It was already obvious that this tournament features a high competitiveness, also indicated by the fact that all six advancing teams begin the second round with 1-1 records.

18U BWC: Netherlands end up in 11th after Victory over Czech Republic


Seoul (Korea). The Netherlands are finishing in 11th place in the final standings of the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship. They defeated the Czech Republic 7-4 in the first classification game of the tournament on Wednesday evening at Mokdong Stadium. The Dutch team took the lead with a three-run fourth and backed it up with two runs in the eighth, just moments after the Czech Republic made it a one-run 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 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.

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.