Day 2’s big story is stage set for Day 3


BEIJING, CHINA– The second day of play at the International Softball Federation’s (ISF) XI Women’s World Championship began with a bump in the road, but the teams soon were on their way to softball that entertained crowds all day long at the new venue built here for the 2008 Olympic Softball competition.

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Host team opens Worlds with big win


BEIJING, CHINA – The International Softball Federation’s (ISF) XI Women’s World Championship began here today with elaborate Opening Ceremonies in the new stadium built for the 2008 Olympic Softball competition. As the nearly 40-minute ceremony ended, fireworks were sent up in the air from the warning track in the outfield.

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Women’s Softball World Championship – Less than a year to go


To-date, seven of the 16 teams that will participate have already been determined. From Asia, in addition to the host (China), Chinese Taipei, DPR Korea, and Japan have all qualified. And, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands have emerged as the teams that will represent Europe.

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Australia, Japan, Canada advance to final day of play


Australia will get the chance to win their third straight International Softball Federation (ISF) Jr. Men’s World Championship (19-and-under) tomorrow as they, along with Japan and Canada, advanced to the final day of play after today’s action in Summerside, Prince Edward Island (Canada).

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Aussies finish round robin perfect at 8-0


SUMMERSIDE, PEI, Canada – Australia finished round robin play with an unblemished 8-0 (won-lost) record thanks to an offensive explosion against young Denmark 24-0 on day eight of the ISF VII Jr. Men’s World Softball Championship (19-and-under) at Queen Elizabeth Park’s VIV Field in Summerside, Prince Edward Island (Canada).

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World Class Junior Men’s World Championship


The Australian Under-19 Men’s Softball Team was from the onset regarded as the underlying favorite to take back-to-back titles. The pressure on them was immense. Not only was the VI ISF Junior Men’s World Championship being played in their own backyard, but they had the arduous task of defending Australia’s World Title won four years in Canada.

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New Zealand Retain World Softball Title


An exemplary display of power-pitching from Marty Grant of New Zealand led the defending world champions to a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Japan in the final of the 10th World Men’s Softball championship at the Phillip Kahts Stadium, East London, South Africa.

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