Olympics Mar 12, 2020

WBSC unveils Olympic softball schedule

The World Baseball Softball Confederation unveiled the Tokyo Olympics competition schedule for women's softball on Thursday, saying Japan will square off against Australia in the opening game in Fukushima. The opener will be played at Azuma Stadium at 9 a.m. on July 22, two days ...

Olympics Jul 7, 2016

World Baseball Softball Confederation to inspect Yokohama Stadium

The World Baseball Softball Confederation will conduct an inspection next week of Yokohama Stadium as a possible venue for Olympic baseball and softball at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The stadium, home of the Yokohama BayStars, is ...

Premier 12 begins with Japan-South Korea clash

Baseball Nov 7, 2015

Premier 12 begins with Japan-South Korea clash

by Kaz Nagatsuka

One day before the inaugural Premier 12 debuts, Japan national baseball team manager Hiroki Kokubo and South Korea skipper Kim In-sik addressed the media at a Sapporo hotel on Saturday evening. "As it's finally beginning, we're thrilled," Kokubo said. "It's the first tournament, but Japan ...

Baseball may slowly be on rise among Czechs

Baseball Mar 12, 2015

Baseball may slowly be on rise among Czechs

by Jason Coskrey

Among the over 100 or so media credentials issued for the two-game Global Baseball Match 2015 between Samurai Japan and Team Europe on Tuesday and Wednesday were two for Jakub Starik and David Agner, a pair of journalists from the Czech Republic. Baseball is ...

Baseball Nov 28, 2014

Japan to compete in Premier 12 baseball tournament

The Baseball Federation of Japan announced Friday that the 12 nations in next year's inaugural Premier 12 event have been decided. The tournament, slated for November 2015, will pit the top-12 nations in the International Baseball Federation's world rankings. According to the World Baseball Softball Confederation, ...