Tag Archives: Philippines

Japan Wins Fifth Straight Asian Baseball Championships

Gabriel Fidler, Extra Innings (Follow along on Twitter.) Led by a dominant pitching staff that allowed only two runs in five games, Japan claimed their 17th gold medal at the Asian Baseball Championships (ABC) in Taitung City, Taiwan. Japan has … Continue reading

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Taiwan Dominates Classic Qualifier, Awards

MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Despite two attempts by upstart New Zealand to defeat them, Chinese Taipei put on a baseball clinic in the fourth 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifier, winning three straight games.  New Zealand, who was unranked by the International … Continue reading

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Projected New IBAF World Rankings

Two more World Baseball Classic qualifying rounds are in the book and, in each, a team drastically improved its world rankings. In the Chinese Taipei bracket, unranked New Zealand recovered from a loss to No. 8 Chinese Taipei in their … Continue reading

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WBCQ Taipei: Holdzkom Brothers Direct Kiwis to Title Game

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box score MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Unranked New Zealand once more stunned the baseball world with a 10-6 victory over the 34th-ranked Philippines.  The Diamondblacks’ relentless hitting attack scored in four different innings and the Kiwis set a World … Continue reading

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Philippines Preparing for Baseball Renaissance

Sixth in a series of World Baseball Classic Previews By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) MARYVILLE, Tenn. – The Philippines has played baseball for more consecutive years than any country outside of North America, but has only just become a global threat in the … Continue reading

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WBCQ Taipei: Taiwan Advances to Title Game, 16-0

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box score MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Chinese Taipei left no doubt that they are team to beat in the fourth pool of the World Baseball Classic, crushing the Philippines 16-0.  The qualifier hosts have outscored their opponents 26-0 … Continue reading

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WBCQ Taipei: Thailand Throws Away World Baseball Classic Victory

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Philippines 000 311 030 8 12 1 Thailand 100 000 010 2 7 7 Box score MARYVILLE, Tenn. – After taking a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning, Thailand’s defence fell apart, giving up three … Continue reading

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