Author Archives: Gabriel Fidler

About Gabriel Fidler

Extra Innings UK covers baseball around the world, focussing on the sport at the national team level, with features on prominent players, scouting reports, and occasional breaking news. We are fully credentialled by MLB and have covered the World Baseball Classic, continental championships, and the U.S. minor leagues.

Ebersohn’s Two Homers Secures Fifth Win for South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – You heard it here first: South African baseball is on the rise! With yet another dominant performance, South Africa put an exclamation point on its series with France, claiming an 11-4 victory to defeat its … Continue reading

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Elario, Botha Clinche Series Victory for South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – With its offense still clicking in high gear, South Africa emphatically claimed its series with France this afternoon, defeating the visitors 13-1 for its fourth win in the seven-game set. Jared Elario hurled six shutout … Continue reading

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Lewis-Walker Tosses Gem for South Africa in 7-1 Defeat of France

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – South Africa continued its excellent approach early in the game, jumping out to an early lead, and Robert Lewis-Walker tossed his second gem of the series as the host nation cruised to a 7-1 victory … Continue reading

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Lefevre’s Hustle, Mottay’s Pitching Tie France – South Africa Series at Two

DURBAN, South Africa – After three days of early South Africa leads on the way to offensive outbursts from both sides, France waited until the game’s final frame to win the pitching duel, 5-4. The walkoff win tied the series … Continue reading

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Céspedes’ Arm, Bat Lead France to First Victory in South Africa

DURBAN, South Africa – South Africa continued its onslaught on the French pitching staff, but France piled it on in the middle innings and defeated South Africa 11-9. After 12 home runs left the park in Boksburg over the weekend, … Continue reading

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Ebersohn’s Big Day Drives South Africa to Second France Win

BOKSBURG, South Africa – South Africa drilled France for the second consecutive day in their friendly series, riding a 9-0 lead to a 14-8 victory at the Gauteng Ballpark. Robert Lewis Walker gave the hosts an excellent pitching performance, but … Continue reading

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Fourteen-Run Sixth Lifts South Africa to Victory in France Series

BOKSBURG, South Africa – In a back-and-forth game to which the final score did not do justice, South Africa exploded for 14 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and walked off with a 24-13 victory in the first … Continue reading

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New WBSC World Rankings

With México’s incredible extra-innings defeat of No. 2 Japan in last night’s Under-23 World Cup Final, it claimed the country’s first WBSC World Championship at any level. Its previous top finish was a bronze. México lost to only No. 2 … Continue reading

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New Rankings Offer Premier 12 Insight

The WBSC released its new rankings yesterday, taking into account more than 250 new games played, including the Under-15 World Cup and numerous continental championships. The U.S. retained its rightful place at the top after winning the U15 global title … Continue reading

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Fall Instructs Rosters International Preview [Part III]

Our series of fall instructional camp rosters concludes today with the final 10 MLB clubs. In the first two parts, we previewed Arizona-Detroit [link] and Houston to Oakland [link], with players from every continent. We conclude today with players from … Continue reading

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