The past week has been a busy one for news relating to university-aged baseball players, as we continued our coverage of the U23 European Baseball Championship as the Universiade wrapped up its baseball competition.
Yesterday we reviewed the current & former professional play to appear at U23 Euros and looked at whether any had a shot at returning to affiliated ball (link). We also offered a preview of our scouting report on the top prospects at the Euros (link).
Japan claimed the Universiade Gold Medal with a 10-0 win over the USA, the first time an American team has ever reached a medal game. Korea broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh to claim the bronze medal over the Czech Republic, 6-2. Second appearance for Czechs and French, and first for Russia. Russia, in particular, exceeding expectations in a tough tournament. We published the complete schedule with a brief wrapup (link).
We released the all-time records for the Universiade, including the medals and results for all four University Games (link).
Previous articles in this series include:
20-26 August (link)