Category Archives: Africa

Olympic Baseball Qualification (As of Nov. 8)

Baseball qualification for the Olympics can be maddening to understand. With major tournaments, plus an additional 10 events feeding into those qualifiers, there is a lot of which to keep track. Thus far, two of the six teams for Tokyo … Continue reading

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Europe-Africa Olympic Qualifier Preview

Parma, Italy – The gauntlet for five European places at the Europe-Africa Olympic qualifier  has been run and the end result netted no real surprises: European champions the Netherlands, plus Italy, Israel, Spain, and the Czech Republic. That quintet will be … Continue reading

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Africa Olympic Baseball Qualifiers: Zone East Preview

The first stop in the qualification process for baseball at the Tokyo Olympics started in Accra, Ghana, during the penultimate weekend in March. Burkina Faso and Nigeria punched their tickets to the African Championship, with the former steamrolling by both … Continue reading

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Africa Olympic Baseball Qualifiers: Zone West Preview

The road to the 2020 Olympics for baseball begins tomorrow, March 22, in the most unlikely of places: Labone Secondary School in a suburb of Accra, Ghana. That any team other than South Africa is attempting qualification is a major … Continue reading

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History of Baseball5 Clinics and Tournaments

Since its introduction at the 2017 World Friendship Games in Burundi, the new sport of Baseball5 has spread like wildfire across the globe. It was included in the 2018 World Youth Games in Buenos Aires and has been added to … Continue reading

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2019 International Baseball Schedule

Every year, Extra Innings publishes a list of all international baseball fixtures. This list evolves over the year as most international baseball events beyond the top tournaments are planned less than six months in advance. This was never more true … Continue reading

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2019 African Baseball Championship and Olympic Qualifier

Photo from Ghana Baseball and Softball Federation Facebook page. According to various sources, 2019 will feature the first African Baseball Championship since 2007, with the winner advancing to a final Olympic qualification tournament for Tokyo 2020. A total of 17 … Continue reading

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Markus Solbach Breaks Australian Record

ADELAIDE, Australia — In a game featuring multiple WBC qualifying round stars, recent Dodgers signee Markus Solbach today broke the Adelaide Bite record for most strikeouts in a season. The German right-hander struck out fellow international veteran Gift Ngoepe in … Continue reading

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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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