Tag: Women’s Baseball World Cup
The Women's Baseball Association of Japan (WBAJ) announced on Wednesday that the 6th Women's Baseball World Cup will take place in Miyazaki next year, between September 1 and 7. Games will take place at Sun Marine Miyazaki and Ivy Stadium. Teams from eight countries, including Japan, are expected to participate in the tournament.
Player candidate meetings for Japan's team will take place during meetings on November 30 and December 1.
|2004||1||Edmonton, Canada||5||United States||Japan||Canada|
|2006||2||Taipei, Taiwan||7||United States||Japan||Canada|
|2008||3||Matsuyama, Japan||8||Japan||Canada||United States|
|2010||4||Maracay, Venezuela||11||Japan||Australia||United States|
|2012||5||Edmonton, Canada||8||Japan||United States||Canada|
If Madonna Japan reaches the finals at the IBAF 5th Women's Baseball World Cub, Sponichi will host a public viewing at Sponichi Plaza Osaka on August 20 at 8am. Footage taken from the plaza will also be streamed over Ustream. Source: Sponichi 8/17/2012
For those interested, you can see footage of Japan's previous games via Youtube.
- August 12 - Japan vs Netherlands
- August 13 - Japan vs USA
- August 14 - Japan vs Cuba
- August 15 - Japan vs Chiese Taipei
- August 16 - Japan vs Venezuela
- August 17 - Japan vs Australia
Japan's game against Canada, on August 18 at 10:20am will also be streamed via Youtube.
The Women's Baseball Association of Japan (WBAJ) released the final twenty-player roster that will be competing at the 5th Women's Baseball World Cup.
National Women's Team (twenty players)
|Pos||Name (JPN)||Name (ENG)||Team|
|P||新宮 有依||Shingu, Yui||Heisei International University|
|P||中島 梨紗||Nakajima, Risa||Samurai (Club Team)|
|P||吉井 萌美||Yoshii, Moemi||Heisei International University|
|P||磯崎由加里||Isozaki, Yukari||Shobi University|
|P||里 綾実||Sato, Ayami||Fukuchiyama Seibi HS Coach|
|P||小西 美加||Konishi, Mika||Osaka Brabee Honeys (GPBL)|
|C||西 朝美||Nishi, Tomomi||Asahi Trust (Club Team)|
|INF||中野 菜摘||Nakano, Natsuimi||Shobi University|
|INF||新井 純子||Arai, Junko||Shobi University|
|INF||出口 彩香||Degushi, Ayaka||Shobi University|
|INF||川端 友紀||Kawabata, Yuki||Kyoto Asto Dreams (GPBL)|
|INF||田中 幸夏||Tanaka, Sachika||Hyogo Swing Smileys (GPBL)|
|INF||六角 彩子||Rokkaku, Ayako||Samurai (Club Team)|
|INF||大山 唯||Oyama, Yui||Shobi University|
|INF||金 由起子||Kon, Yukiko||Hornets Ladies (Club Team)|
|OF||三浦 伊織||Miura, Iori||Kyoto Asto Dreams (GPBL)|
|OF||志村亜貴子||Shimura, Akiko||Asahi Trust (Club Team)|
|OF||中村 茜||Nakamura, Akane||Hyogo Swing Smileys (GPBL)|
|OF||直井 友紀||Naoi, Yuki||Samurai (Club Team)|
|OF||萱野 未久||Kayano, Miku||Sirius (Club Team)|
The third practice game between a team of mixed Girls Professional Baseball League (GPBL) players and the Japan Women's National Preliminary Team was rained out today.
The following six GPBL players were added to the preliminary roster, based on performances from the two games played on Saturday:
- Mika Konishi, P, Osaka Brabee Honeys
- Yuki Kawabata, INF, Kyoto Asto Dreams
- Miki Atsugase, INF, Hyogo Swing Smileys
- Sachika Tanaka, INF, Hyogo Swing Smileys
- Iori Miura, OF, Kyoto Asto Dreams
- Akane Nakamura, OF, Hyogo Swing Smileys
The preliminary roster now contains a total thirty players. The roster will be pared down to twenty for the 5th Women's Baseball World Cup (August 10-19).
The Baseball Federation of Japan announced on Thursday that Hirotami Kojima will manage the national team that will be competing at the 2012 Asian Baseball Championship (November 28-December 2, Taiwan).
The Women's Baseball Association Japan announced that the female national team (the one that will be competing at the Women's Baseball World Cup in August) will be playing two exhibition games against a mixed Girls Professional Baseball League team on April 21 and 22 at Wakasa Stadium Kyoto. Players from the GPBL will also be scouted for the national team.
The NPB's Samurai Japan steering committee met for the first time on Tuesday in Tokyo and discussed a number of issues, including the possibility of scheduling international exhibition games in the fall.
UPDATE 8/11 @ 12:59am - Changes were announced by the IBAF on August 10. From the official site:
Due to the delayed arrival of Team Venezuela because of visa problems, their opening match against Japan at Telus Field will be re-scheduled from Friday, August 10, 3pm to Wednesday, August 15, 11am. Venezuela now is expected to enter the competition on Saturday, August 11 against host Canada.
There are additional changes to the original schedule. Game #2 between Cuba and Australia on Friday, August 10 will be moved from John Fry Park to Telus Field and from 2 to 3pm local time. On Saturday all four games will be played at Telus Field. At 10am in game #5 Chinese Taipei faces Cuba, at 1.30pm in game #6 the Netherlands take on Japan, at 4.30pm in game #7 Australia plays against the United States and at 8pm in game #8 Venezuela squares off with Canada.
You can view the official schedule here.
|19:00||Opening Ceremony||Telus Field|
|4||20:30||Canada||12-2||China Taipei||Telus Field|
|China Taipei||6-3||Cuba||Telus Field|
|11:00||China Taipei||17-3||Netherlands||Telus Field|
|10||14:00||Cuba||5-11||Venezuela||John Fry Park|
|14||14:00||China Taipei||4-2||Venezuela||John Fry Park|
|Japan||11-1||China Taipei||Telus Field||Re-scheduled
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|18||13:00||Cuba||1-9||USA||John Fry Park||Re-scheduled
due to rain
|22||14:00||USA||13-3||China Taipei||John Fry Park|
|11:00||Australia||11-0||China Taipei||Telus Field|
|26||14:00||Venezuela||5-1||USA||John Fry Park|
|11:00||Chinese Taipei||7-5||Netherlands||Telus Field|
|30||14:00||Venezuela||9-6||Cuba||John Fry Park|
|10:00||Cuba||8-10||Netherlands||Telus Field||7th-8th place|
|34||13:00||Chinese Taipei||1-6||Venezuela||John Fry Park||5th-6th place|
|35||13:00||Canada||17-13||Australia||Telus Field||3rd-4th place|
+ Game time can be changed to evening if Canada is in top 4
++ Subject to change
NOTE: Score links lead to IBAF site.
First Round Standings
August 11 - Game 6
August 12 - Game 12
August 13 - Game 13
August 14 - Game 19
August 15 - Game 3
August 16 - Game 23
August 17 - Game 28
August 18 - Semifinals
August 19 - Finals
- Chinese Taipei
Leading Hitter: Tamara Holmes (USA)
Pitcher Best ERA: Lauren McGrath (AUS)
Pitcher Win-Loss Average: Yukaria Isozaki (JPN)
Most Runs Batted In: Yukiko Kon (JPN)
Most Home Runs: Nicole Luchansky (CAN)
Most Stolen Bases: Bronwyn Gell (AUS)
Most Runs Scored: Shae Lillywhite (AUS)
Outstanding Defensive Player: Ayako Rokkaku (JPN)
Most Valuable Player: Yukari Isozaki (JPN)
All Star Team
Best Starting Pitcher: Yukari Isozaki (JPN)
Best Relief Pitcher: Ayami Sato (JPN)
Catcher: Stephanie Savoie (CAN)
First Base: Kate Psota (CAN)
Second Base: Nicole Luchansky (CAN)
Third Base: Christina Kreppold (AUS)
Shortstop: Ayaka Deguchi (JPN)
Outfield: Iori Miura (JPN)
Outfield: Jenna Flannigan (CAN)
Outfield: Hsiao Mei Chen (TPE)
Designated Hitter: Tamara Holmes (USA)
Last Update 8/20 @ 2:37pm
The Women's Baseball Association Japan released the preliminary rosters for the Women's National Team that will be competing at the 2012 Women's Baseball World Cup in Canada next year. Japan has won the gold the last two times in a row (2008 and 2010).
|Pos||Names (JPN)||Names (ENG)|
|P||新宮 有依||Shingu, Yui|
|P||里 綾実||Sato, Ayami|
|P||半田 渚||Handa, Nagisa|
|P||萱野 未久||Kayano, Miku|
|P||松永 美希||Matsunaga, Miki|
|P||坂本 加奈||Sakamoto, Kana|
|C||高島 知美||Takashima, Tomomi|
|INF||森藤 友綺||Morito, Yuki|
|INF||長尾 朱夏||Nagao, Ayaka|
|INF||大山 唯||Oyama, Yui|
|INF||中野 菜摘||Nagano, Natsumi|
|INF||新井 純子||Arai, Junko|
|INF||高木 珠里||Takagi, Juri ?|
|INF||大澤 靖子||Osawa, Yasuko ?|
|INF||金 由起子||Kon, Yukiko|
|INF||宮崎 恵||Miyazaki, Megumi|
|INF||六角 彩子||Rokkaku, Ayako|
|INF||田口 紗帆||Taguchi, Saho|
|OF||川口 琴||Kawaguchi, Koto|
|OF||大友 美雪||Otomo, Miyuki|
|OF||柴田 侑季||Shibata, Yuki|
The Women's Baseball Association of Japan (WBAJ) decided today that Hiroshi Shintani will be managing women's national team at next year's Women's World Cup in Edmonton, Canada.
Shintani is currently manager of the women's baseball team at Shobi University and has also been a coach with the women's national team during the last two World Cup tournaments (2008 and 2010).
The former manager of the national team, Koichi Okura, will take over as the chairman of the WBAJ.
Via the IBAF website:
After the suspension of games, the IBAF has announced the revised schedule that will see the tournament restart in Maracay Venezuela.
The schedule will not include Hong Kong, as they have elected to withdraw from the competition and return home to Hong Kong.
Not too surprised that Hong Kong decided to withdraw from the tournament, especially since it was one of their own players that was struck by a stray bullet.
The update also mentions that the following 6 games will be played on the 15th:
South Korea Vs. USA at 10 am, Aviacion Stadium
Japan Vs. South Korea at 2 pm, Aviacion Stadium
Cuba Vs. USA at 6pm, Aviacion Stadium
Puerto Rico Vs. Cuba at 10 am, Jose Perez C. Stadium
Australia Vs. Netherlands at 3 pm Jose Perez C. Stadium
Chinese Taipei Vs Venezuela at 7pm, Jose Perez C. Stadium
The Associated Press is reporting that a player on the Hong Kong team was hit by a stray bullet during a game against the Netherlands at Jose A. Casanova Stadium in Caracas, Venezuela during the second day of the Women's Baseball World Cup on the 13th.
Sanspo mentions that the remaining games on schedule for the 13th and all the games on the 14th were being postponed. The IBAF plans on meeting with the heads of each of the teams at the tournament on the 14th to discuss what course of action to take moving forward.
The Hong Kong player that was hit by the stray bullet was taken to a hospital and is apparently ok.