Category Archives: Tournaments

2019 Pan-American Games Qualifier

The citiies of Ibiúna and São Paulo, Brazil were selected to host the final qualification tournament for the 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima. Four other teams had already secured places at that event, including Perú as hosts, Argentina as South … 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 U-18 Oceania Baseball Championship

Contested for the first time since 2015, the Under-18 Oceania Baseball Championship featured five nations and had plenty of surprises along the way. The winner would qualify for the Under-18 World Cup in Gijang, South Korea, later this year, while … Continue reading

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Bichette Drafted No. 1 for Don’t Blink Home Derby

Excitement continues to build for the second annual Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise, for which we had an exclusive preview last week [link]. A new feature of this year’s edition premiered today as best friends and rival team … Continue reading

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Seventh Hong Kong International Baseball Open

Over the weekend, the annual Hong Kong International Baseball Open returned in its seventh addition. Over the years, it has featured a similar set of teams, including three national teams from small Asian countries, two universities, travel teams from North … Continue reading

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2018 Pan-American Under-10 Championship

Honduras played host to a historic first for baseball and, possibly, for all major international sport: a tournament for Under-10 baseball players. This inaugural Pan-American Championship for this age level had little fanfare and it is unclear how the site … 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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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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