United States have closed the gap on Japan at the top of the men's world rankings after their victory at the World Baseball Classic.
Baseball and Softball
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has revealed the line-up for the 2017 Men’s Softball World Championship, which is scheduled to take place in Canadian city Whitehorse in Yukon.
The United States delighted the home crowd inside the iconic Dodger Stadium as they won the World Baseball Classic with an 8-0 drubbing of Puerto Rico in Los Angeles.
The United States will take on Puerto Rico in the final of the 2017 World Baseball Classic after they defeated former champions Japan 2-1 in Los Angeles this evening.
Puerto Rico have booked their place in the final of the 2017 World Baseball Classic after they defeated The Netherlands 4-3 in the 11th innings of their last four clash today.
The United States booked their place in the semi-finals of the 2017 World Baseball Classic after coming out on top in a winner-takes-all match against defending champions Dominican Republic at Petco Park in San Diego.
Puerto Rico are through to the semi-finals of the 2017 World Baseball Classic after defeating the United States 6-5 at the Petco Park in California today.
The Dominican Republic claimed their first win of the second round at the World Baseball Classic with a comfortable victory over Venezuela at the Petco Park in California this evening.
The Netherlands and Japan both secured their places in the World Baseball Classic semi-finals after earning victories over Cuba and Israel respectively at the Tokyo Dome today.
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has appointed umpires from 25 countries to officiate at two Softball World Championships which are taking place this year.
Japan moved to the brink of a fourth consecutive World Baseball Classic semi-final after securing victory over Cuba in their second round clash at the Tokyo Dome.
Israel’s unbeaten run at the World Baseball Classic came to a shuddering halt as they were convincingly beaten 12-2 by the Netherlands in their second round match at the Tokyo Dome.
Japan began the second round of the World Baseball Classic with a thrilling victory over The Netherlands at the Tokyo Dome today.
Defending champions Dominican Republic earned victory over the United States in their World Baseball Classic Pool C clash at the Marlins Park in Miami.
Italy scored five runs in the final innings of their match against Mexico to complete a stunning comeback and snatch victory in the opening match of Pool D at the 2017 World Baseball Classic today.