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

02/09/2012

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.

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18U BWC: Venezuela defends second place in Group B against the Netherlands

02/09/2012

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.

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18U BWC: Italy finds no Problems against Czech Republic

02/09/2012

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Japan, Korea and Canada celebrate big Wins on Saturday

01/09/2012

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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