Category Archives: Tournaments

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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Laos “Impressive” as Sri Lanka Wins at Asian Games

The 2018 Asian Games are underway in Jakarta, and baseball returns for the seventh time with a record number of teams. Yesterday, we offered our thoughts on the preliminary round, which includes two nations making their Asian Games debut [link]. … Continue reading

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Asian Games Begins with Two Debutantes

With an Asian Games-record of 10 nations in the baseball competition, Laos, Sri Lanka, and Thailand face off in a preliminary round to determine which of the three will advance to face Asia’s top seven. Only Thailand has appeared on … Continue reading

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U23 Top Prospects Update

Last August, we selected our Top 20 prospects from the first European Under-23 Championship [link]. On Sunday, the 2018 qualifying round in Bratislava concluded with Ukraine and Croatia advancing to the 2019 championships, while a talented Great Britain squad will … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (25 February-3 March)

    The week started with a host of updates from our European players in American education. Great Britain’s Paul Kirkpatrick had a great start for Western Kentucky (tweet). Lithuania’s Marius Balandis had his first start of the year for … Continue reading

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Under-23 European Championship Schedule

The Confederation of European Baseball announced the schedule for its Under-23 Championship Qualifier in August. Last year, 16 teams competed for the title of champion, but the top six remaining in the A-Pool, while the rest were relegated to the B-Pool. Great Britain and Croatia just missed the cut and lead the two respective … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (11 February-17 February)

The week started off with a bang, as the Confederation of European Baseball and its softball counterpart announced that they will transition into WBSC Europe, which will govern both sports on the continent (link). Little had been made of the … Continue reading

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West Asia Cup Announced for 2018

A new international tournament has been announced for 2018, as UAE will host the West Asia Cup from March 26-April 1. It was a surprise addition to the calendar as the Cup is usually contested in odd-numbered years, though the … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (21-27 January)

With the first international tournament of the year in the books, there was still plenty of baseball news from five continents. The Latin Latin American Professional Baseball Series kicked off, plus we celebrated Great Britain’s first Hall-of-Famer. On Monday, we released … Continue reading

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2018 International Baseball Schedule

With the calendar turned to 2018, a whole year of international baseball tournaments is on the horizon. After 2017 that featured an electric World Baseball Classic that set records in attendance, television viewership, and revenue, this year does not have … Continue reading

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