New Zealand advances to final, Argentina to meet Japan

New Zealand advances to final, Argentina to meet Japan
19/07/2014

With a bye to the Gold Medal Game on the line, Argentina and New Zealand squared off in the second semifinal Saturday at the 2014 Junior Men’s World Softball Championship. Argentina entered the game undefeated, posting a record of 9-0 during preliminary play. The Black Sox were ranked second at 8-1 – their only loss coming […]



Australia and Japan solidify playoff picture

Australia and Japan solidify playoff picture
18/07/2014

Australia and Japan clinched the final two playoff spots with victories on the last day of preliminary play at the 2014 Junior Men’s World Softball Championship. In a three-way tie with the USA entering Day 8, Australia faced the Americans to determine who would move forward while Japan took on the Czech Republic needing either […]



Playoff fate of three teams to be determined on Day 8

Playoff fate of three teams to be determined on Day 8
17/07/2014

Canada’s playoff hopes came to an end on Day 7 with a tough loss to Japan, while Australia kept their playoff hopes alive with a victory over the Czech Republic. Canada came into the game against Japan knowing they needed a win, combined with an Australia loss, in order to have a shot at the […]



USA and Japan on opposite sides of the pendulum

USA and Japan on opposite sides of the pendulum
16/07/2014

Two days ago, the USA was looking like a long shot for the playoffs, but after three straight wins they’re making opponents sit up and take notice. Huge wins against Mexico and Japan gave the Americans a renewed confidence heading into Day 6. While they stumbled temporarily in their game against Singapore, an 8-4 win […]



Argentina alone at the top after Day 5

Argentina alone at the top after Day 5
15/07/2014

In five days of competition at the 2014 Junior Men’s World Softball Championship, Argentina has yet to allow a run against. The defending champions entered the day among three teams with undefeated records at the tournament, and they ended the day as the only team with a perfect 6-0 mark. Argentina faced perhaps their toughest […]



Who will stand tall after Day 5?

Who will stand tall after Day 5?
14/07/2014

Three teams remain undefeated after the fourth day of competition at the 2014 Junior Men’s World Softball Championship, but at least one will see their perfect record come to an end on Day 5. New Zealand continued to showcase their offensive power, doubling Canada 12-6 on 13 hits. Cole Evans belted a two-run homer in […]



Canada gets back on track with thrilling win against USA

Canada gets back on track with thrilling win against USA
13/07/2014

Rivals Canada and the USA met in the final match of Day 3 at the 2014 Junior Men’s World Softball Championship, treating fans at the Pepsi Softball Centre to a real nail-biter. Canada was looking to rebound from their loss against Argentina Saturday and they came out strong, building up a 7-1 lead thanks in […]



Four teams remain undefeated at Worlds

Four teams remain undefeated at Worlds
11/07/2014

Argentina pitchers continued their dominance at the 2014 Junior Men’s World Softball Championship, while host Canada suffered its first defeat of the tournament Saturday. The two teams faced off in the final game of Day 2 before thousands of fans at the Pepsi Softball Centre. This time it was Roman Godoy pitching the shutout for […]



Mata throws no-hitter on Opening Day

Mata throws no-hitter on Opening Day
10/07/2014

The defending champions opened the 2014 Junior Men’s World Softball Championship with an extra-innings victory, while the hosts thrilled the crowd with a win of their own. In the second game on opening day, Argentina pitcher Huemul Mata tossed a no-hitter, recording an incredible 19 strikeouts. Teammate Teo Migliavacca had two hits and drove in […]



Fourteen nations launch Francophone Association of Baseball & Softball

Fourteen nations launch Francophone Association of Baseball & Softball
05/06/2014

As baseball and softball’s global footprint continues to expand and deepen, a new body dedicated to the promotion and immersion of baseball and softball in French-speaking territories has been born and will be headquartered in Paris, France.