WBSC REVEALS POOLS, GAME SCHEDULE FOR 2017 JUNIOR WOMEN’S SOFTBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Web-streaming and play-by-play available, enhancing coverage of the youth softball showcase The World Baseball Softball Confederation today revealed the pools and official game schedule for the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship, which will be staged in Clearwater, Florida (USA), from 24-30 July. The record 26 nations in the women’s youth softball flagship event…

WBSC Launches African Summit To Analyse And Spotlight Wave Of New Baseball/Softball Growth On Continent

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced the launch of the inaugural WBSC African Summit 2017, WBSC’s first-ever conference of its kind is being organised to review and best harness baseball and softball’s increasing participation rates and popularity across the African continent. The three-day summit will be hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 5-7…

RECORD 26 NATIONS TO COMPETE IN WBSC U-19 WOMEN’S SOFTBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Global Expansion: Turkey to debut on youth softball world stage LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Marking 100 days until the start of the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship, the World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced that a record number of National Teams will compete in the youth softball flagship event. Twenty-six nations will take the…

UMPIRES FROM 25 NATIONS TO OVERSEE 2017 WBSC SOFTBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The World Baseball Softball Confederation today appointed umpires from 25 countries to officiate the 2017 WBSC Softball World Championships. For the 15th WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship, which will be staged in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, from 7-16 July, 24 umpires from 15 countries will make up the on-field umpiring crews. At the 12th WBSC Junior…

WBSC LAUNCHES NEW YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL COMMISSION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

The World Baseball Softball Confederation has launched a new Youth Commission to further position baseball and softball among the leaders in youth sport. The WBSC Executive Committee approved the establishment of the youth-centered commission at its recent meeting in Rome that was hosted at the headquarters of the Italian National Olympic Committee, where CONI President…

US To Make Baseball Popular In Nigeria

The spokesperson, Embassy of the United States of America, Russell Brooks said the US is making moves to make baseball popular in Nigeria. Brooks in a clinic organised by “Baseball Tomorrow” in Lokoja hoped the game is embraced by Nigerian for them to be able to feature in the League’s World Series. “Baseball is very…

Australia tops Guam, New Zealand to win Oceania Youth Baseball Championship…

Australia tops Guam, New Zealand to win Oceania Youth Championship and qualify for WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2017 Host Australia went undefeated against Guam and New Zealand to capture the U-18 Oceania Baseball Championship today at the Blacktown International Sportspark. As the Oceania champion, Australia will represent the continent and compete For the Title…

WBSC ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS OF 9-NATION GLOBAL SOFTBALL UMPIRE COMMITTEE

The WBSC today announced the newest members of the regional softball umpiring committee, including appointments from the Czech Republic, Japan and the United States. The new composition of the nine-member, gender-balanced committee covers the five Olympic continents — Africa, Asia, America, Europe and Oceania. Ms. Christina Drumm (USA), Ms. Haruhi Goto (Japan), and Mr. Pavel…

JAPAN DEFEATS KOREA TO WIN ASIA U-12 BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

JAPAN DEFEATS KOREA TO WIN ASIA U-12 CHAMPIONSHIP; TOP 3 ADVANCE TO WBSC U-12 BASEBALL WORLD CUP 2017 * Japan earns first-ever Asia crown in the U-12 youth baseball category * Chinese Taipei defeats host China to finish third-best on the continent * Coverage from China’s online giants Le.com and NetEase push U-12 international baseball…

WBSC REVEALS EUROPE’S ROSTER FOR PRO ASIA WINTER BASEBALL LEAGUE

The World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced the 28 players named to compete on behalf of Europe in the WBSC-sanctioned Asia Winter Baseball (AWB) professional international league, which is set to open on 25 November in Taiwan. The Europe-branded baseball team was established by WBSC, under President Riccardo Fraccari, and made its historic debut in…

WBSC ANNOUNCES NEW 2016 MEN’S SOFTBALL WORLD RANKINGS

Two nations — Botswana and Israel — make their World Rankings debut The World Baseball Softball Confederation today revealed the updated 2016 standings in the Official WBSC Men’s Softball World Rankings, following a reformatting of the rankings methodology to weigh additional events. Four continents (Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania) are represented within the Top…