Category Archives: South Africa

Loaded WBC Qualifier Roster for South Africa: Unsworth, Lovegrove, Ngoepes

South Africa is the first federation to name its roster for the 2020 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers and it reads like a who’s who of SA Baseball. Included are Dylan Unsworth, Kieran Lovegrove, Gift Ngoepe, Jonathan Phillips, and Rowan Ebersohn. … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, South Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WBSC Rankings 2019 (Part III): Mexico and Africa Hit Highs

Our series on the most recent WBSC rankings continued yesterday with a glance at three nations that fell well below their usual Top 5 and Top 10 rating. Our third part in the series looks at a North American nation … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, North America, Rankings, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe | Leave a comment

BREAKING: New WBC Qualifiers Format Suggests Classic Expansion

Qualification for the World Baseball Classic has changed to a new format that seems to indicate an expansion of the main tournament by four more countries. Multiple sources, including one from a European federation, as well as newspapers in Central … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Europe, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, MLB, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North America, Oceania, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, South America, South Korea, Spain, Tournaments, USA, Venezuela, World Baseball Classic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Africa, Czech Republic, Europe, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Olympics, South Africa, Spain, Tournaments | Leave a comment

History of Baseball5 Clinics and Tournaments

[Ed. Note: An updated list (as of 18 February 2020) of all baseball5 events is attached to the bottom of this article.] Since its introduction at the 2017 World Friendship Games in Burundi, the new sport of Baseball5 has spread … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Argentina, Asia, Baseball5, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Europe, France, Gambia, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, North America, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, South America, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, USA, Venezuela, Zambia | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Africa, Argentina, Asia, Asian Baseball Championship, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Congo, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Don't Blink Home Run Derby, El Salvador, Europe, European Championships, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greeece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Baseball Open, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, Mexico, MLB, MLB European Academy, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North America, Oceania, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Premier 12, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South America, South American Championship, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tournaments, U23 European Championship, Uganda, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, Zambia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Africa, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Africa, Europe, Germany, Italy, South Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Africa, Europe, France, South Africa | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Africa, Europe, France, South Africa | Leave a comment