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2008 IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup

by on Aug.29, 2008 @ 1:25 pm, under Women's Baseball

The ladies of Japan have taken the Gold at the 2008 IBAF Women's Baseball World Cup. It was quite an impressive romp as they scored 77 runs in 6 games to go undefeated in the tournament.

Incidentally, I haven't heard one peep of this on any of the Japanese news programs. Perhaps this tournament isn't as big of a deal as the Olympics, but it's about as close to the WBC as it gets for the women right now and I think more exposure can only mean good things for the sport.

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August 24
           1   2   3   4   5            R   H   E
===================================================
Japan      1   1   5   1   3            11  7   0
Korea      0   0   0   0   0            0   2   3

August 25
           1   2   3   4   5            R   H   E
===================================================
Canada     2   0   0   0   0            2   4   2
Japan      3   1   0   0   8            12  11  0

August 26
           1   2   3   4                R   H   E
===================================================
Japan      5   3   14  2                24  20  1
Hong Kong  0   0   0   1                1   2   5

August 27
           1   2   3   4   5   6   7    R   H   E
===================================================
Australia  0   0   0   0   1   0   0    1   8   4
Japan      1   3   1   1   1   3   x    10  15  1

August 28
           1   2   3   4   5   6   7    R   H   E
===================================================
Japan      3   0   1   0   1   1   3    9   15  2
USA        0   1   0   3   0   1   0    5   13  2

August 29
           1   2   3   4   5   6   7    R   H   E
===================================================
Canada     0   1   1   0   1   0   0    3   12  2
Japan      0   0   0   4   7   0   x    11  11  1
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Final Standings
Japan           6-0  Gold
Canada          4-2  Silver
USA             4-2  Bronze
Australia       2-4
Chinese Taipei  3-2
Korea           2-3
India           1-4
Hong Kong       0-5
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Team Stats
AVG    AB    PA    R    H    2B   3B   HR   RBI   K    BB   IBB   GIDP   SB   CS
.476   166   225   77   79   15   4    2    62    10   36    5      0    16   2

W   L    IP    BF    AB    R    ER   ERA    H    2B   3B   HR   SO   BB   IBB
6   0   35.0   149   137   12   10   2.57   41   4    1    0    21   0     0

Congratulations to the Japan's Women's baseball team!

I'll update this post as pictures become available.

3 comments on “2008 IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup

  1. knucklehead7

    Congrats to Japan. It looks like they had a pretty good offensive team. There hasn’t been a lot of buzz on this tournament here in the states either. BTW, one of the U.S. players, Megan Meidlinger, is from the D.C. area.

  2. Gwynar

    I think most people in Japan don’t really follow female baseball players much. I told my girlfriend and she didn’t even realize that Japan had a team playing at the tournament. There is one player that has recently gotten some press: Ayumi Kataoka (片岡安祐美).

    I don’t really remember hearing much about women’s baseball back when I was in the States, has it grown any over the last few years?

    I think the last big thing I remember hearing about were the Silver Bullets, but that didn’t really last that long.

  3. knucklehead7

    I think, at least in terms of the media, that it’s probably not as popular as it was during the Silver Bullet years. I remember Baseball Weekly used to cover them on a regular basis. But the current site for AWBF lists a few leagues around the country. I would think it has to be tough for them competing with softball which has grown a bit in stature here. ESPN regularly covers college and national softball.

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