Baseball and Softball

US dominate to pull off second shutout at World Cup of Softball

By James Crook at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City

71784939July 12 - The United States asserted their dominance with a 4-0 shutout in a repeat of last year's final against Australia in scorching temperatures here to continue their 100 per cent record and keep on track for a sixth consecutive World Cup of Softball triumph.

Fraccari retains IBAF Presidency after running unopposed

By James Crook at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo

fraccariApril 14 - Riccardo Fraccari has been confirmed as the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) President for another term, after the Italian ran unopposed for the post at the Ordinary Congress here.

Delegates arrive in Tokyo in preparation for baseball-softball joint campaign launch

By James Crook at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo

Hotel New Takanawa TokyoApril 13 - A sense of anticipation is building here today on the eve of a landmark announcement which will see the merging of the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and the International Softball Federation (ISF), with the newly-formed World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) also set to launch its campaign to re-gain a place on the Olympic sports programme for 2020.