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IBAF Baseball World Cup

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:33 pm

The IBAF World Cup is on opposite the MLB playoffs. Canada beat Puerto Rico for the bronze and the USA beat Cuba for the gold last time. Canada is 3-2 in the medal round and is playing South Korea right now [Live Updates] and were tied 0-0 until Canada exploded for 4 runs in the 5th inning. Due to rain, teams are playing double-headers. Cuba is 4-0, Netherlands 4-1, Canada 3-2, and Panama 2-2 at the top of the table. USA and South Korea have 3 losses and Australia and Venezuela have four.

Links:
Baseball Canada : Facebook : Twitter
IBAF Tournament Page : Official Site (Spanish) : Google Translate
Canada Roster : Tournament Schedule/Results (links to standings and box scores)

Canadian Game Stories - at Canadian Baseball Network
9-1 win over Puerto Rico
3-1 win over Japan
3-0 win over Greece
12-3 loss to Panama
4-3 win over Netherlands
4-0 win over Chinese Taipei
6-1 win over USA : boxscore
7-0 loss to Australia
7-0 win over Venezuela : IBAF Story
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Re: IBAF Baseball World Cup

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:48 am

Canada beat Korea 4-0 to sweep a double-header with a pair of shut-outs. Netherlands then defeated Cuba 4-1 in the evening to secure one place in the final. Canada and Cuba play today at 3:30 Panama time and the winner will make the final. You can also check out a Tournament Summary. The tournament schedule had to be altered due to rainouts earlier this week.

The tournament included 16 teams, divided into two pools of eight. Each played a round-robin. The top four in each advanced to the final round and carried forward their first round results against advancing teams. In the final pool the top two play for gold and silver whilst 3rd and 4th play for bronze.

Here's the results, standings, and links:

Late Thursday results:
3:30 PM Netherlands 2 Australia 1 : [Boxscore] : [Story]
3:30 PM Canada 4 South Korea 0 : [Boxscore] : [Story]
7:30 PM Panama 4 South Korea 5 : [Boxscore] : [Story]
7:30 PM Cuba 1 Netherlands 4 : [Boxscore] : [Story]

Friday schedule:
11:00 AM South Korea v U.S.A.
11:00 AM Panama v Australia
3:30 PM Venezuela v U.S.A.
3:30 PM Canada v Cuba
7:30 PM Cuba v Panama
7:30 PM Venezuela v Netherlands

[Schedule/Results Page] - with links for live updates on all games.

Standings:

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1 	Netherlands  5   1   .833
2 	Cuba         4   1   .800
3 	Canada       4   2   .667
4 	Panama       2   3   .400
5 	U.S.A.       2   3   .400
6 	South Korea  2   4   .333
7 	Australia    2   4   .333
8 	Venezuela    1   4   .200
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Re: IBAF Baseball World Cup

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:14 pm

Canada lost to Cuba so that they could not make the final. However, they still finished 3rd in the round-robin, meaning they qualified for the bronze medal game against the USA. Shawn Hill (the former MLB pitcher) was shelled by the Cigar Boys.

Today's schedule has been disrupted due to rain. The 5th and 7th place games were played before it hit. With the rain delay they decided to cancel the bronze game and had to delay the gold game. [STORY]

Here's the results, standings, and links:

Friday results:
11:00 AM South Korea 1 U.S.A. 3 : [Boxscore] : [Story]
11:00 AM Panama 4 Australia 5 : [Boxscore] : [Story]
3:30 PM Venezuela 4 U.S.A. 7 : [Boxscore] : [Story]
3:30 PM Canada 2 Cuba 8 : [Boxscore] : [Story]
7:30 PM Cuba 7 Panama 2 : [Boxscore] : [Story]
7:30 PM Venezuela 2 Netherlands 12 : [Boxscore] : [Story]

[Schedule/Results Page] - with links for live updates on all games.

Standings:

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 	  team 	 	  gp 	w 	l 	pct
1 	Netherlands    7 	6 	1 	857
2 	Cuba           7 	6 	1 	857
3 	Canada         7 	4 	3 	571
4 	U.S.A.         7 	4 	3 	571
5 	Australia      7 	3 	4 	429
6 	South Korea    7 	2 	5 	286
7 	Panama         7 	2 	5 	286
8 	Venezuela      7 	1 	6 	143
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Re: IBAF Baseball World Cup

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:32 pm

This tournament kind of fizzled out for me with endless rain delays and finally causing the cancellation of the Canada v USA bronze medal match. But they did eventually play the gold medal game and Netherlands won! They become the first European team to win the title since Great Britain (stocked by Canadian servicemen) defeated the USA in a two team series in 1938.

Canada was awarded a bronze medal.

Saturday/Sunday results:
7th place: Panama 3 Venezuela 8 : [Boxscore] : [Story]
5th place: Australia 3 South Korea 2 : [Boxscore] : [Story]
3rd place: Canada v U.S.A. : cancelled [Story]
1st place: Netherlands 2 Cuba 1 : [Boxscore] : [Story]

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Pan-Am Games Open

Post by Hollywood2 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:56 pm

Canada beat Puerto Rico 5-4 to open the Pan-Am Games baseball tournament. The tournament is an 8-team event. Canada's pool also includes Venezuela and Cuba. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the semi-finals. Jonathan Malo was the all-star short stop at the World Cup, and he will be there. So too will be many other players from the World Cup squad. Canada has not been at the last two Pan-Am Games because a separate event was used for Olympic qualification.

The Pan-Am Games Page has stats and links to boxscores. Team Canada Previews are at the IBAF and Canadian Baseball Network sites.

Here's the stuff:

Wednesday, October 19: IBAF Daily Recap

Puerto Rico - Canada 4-5 : Boxscore
Cuba - Venezuela 5-4
Mexico – Panama 2-1 (13 innings)

Canada's game stories: IBAF : Baseball.ca : CBN

Next up:

Thursday, October 20:
10h00 Venezuela – Puerto Rico
14h00 Dominican Republic – USA
19h00 Canada – Cuba
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Canada falls to 1-1

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:36 am

A 5-run outburst in the 3rd inning paced Cuba to a 9-5 win over Team Canada on Thursday. Starter Mike Johnson and first reliever Scott Richmond never got the game out of the 4th inning. It was 7-0 after 3 innings. However, James Van Ostrand went 3-for-4 and Riley Kjeldgaard and Jonathan Malo had two hits apiece.

The win assures Cuba of a berth in the semi-finals. On Saturday, Canada will play Venezuela in a game which will decide who also advances from the pool. Team Canada can be followed on Twitter.

The USA hammered the Dominican Republic 20-2 in a result that is hard to believe. They scored 10 runs in the 8th inning.

The Pan-Am Games Page has stats and links to boxscores. The IBAF Daily Recap has brief game stories.

Here's the details:

Thursday, October 20:

Venezuela – Puerto Rico 9-6
Dominican Republic – USA 2-20
Canada – Cuba 5-9 : Boxscore : Baseball.ca Story : CBN Story

Next up:

Friday, October 21:
10h00 USA – Panama
14h00 Puerto Rico – Cuba
19h00 Mexico – Dominican Republic

Saturday, October 22:
10h00 Venezuela – Canada
14h00 Panama – Dominican Republic
19h00 Mexico – USA
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Canada facing Venezuela

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:02 am

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Canada had the day off on Friday, as did Venezuela. They are playing right now as I post and can be followed on Twitter. Canada just took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 4th. The winner goes to the semi-finals. The loser plays for 5th. The game stats are also updated HERE.

The Pan-Am Games Page has stats and links to boxscores. There was no new story at the IBAF Site.

Here's the details:

Friday, October 21:
USA – Panama 11-0
Puerto Rico – Cuba 7-8
Mexico – Dominican Republic 3-2

Next up:

Saturday, October 22:
10h00 Venezuela – Canada
14h00 Panama – Dominican Republic
19h00 Mexico – USA
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Canada Wins!

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:05 am

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Canada got the win over Venezuela by a count of 4-1. The Venezuelans scored in the 9th to break the shut-out. I was following along on Team Canada's Twitter account. The Pan-Am Games Page has stats and links to boxscores of all games. Here's the run-down:

Results:

Saturday, October 22:
Venezuela – Canada 1-4 : [Boxscore] : [Story]
Panama – Dominican Republic 6-8 : [Boxscore]
Mexico – USA 3-2 : [Boxscore] : [Story]

Next up:

Monday, October 24:
10:00 am Puerto Rico v Panama (7th place)
2:00 pm Canada v Mexico (semi-final)
7:00 pm USA v Cuba (semi-final)

Tuesday, October 25:
10:00 am Dominican Republic v Venezuela (5th place)
2:00 pm bronze medal game
7:00 pm gold medal game
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Canada beats Mexico, play USA for Gold

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:41 pm

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I was following the Team Canada Twitter page for updates whilst watching the Jets-Rangers, Raw, and Cardinals-Rangers. Mexico jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning but that was all they could stuff in their taco tonight. Canada scored 5 unanswered runs, and left loads of runners in scoring position.

The USA beat Cuba 12-10 this afternoon. So Tuesday at 7:00 CDT the gold medal game will take place. The Pan-Am Games Page has stats and links to boxscores of all games. There are no game stories out there yet. However, there was a Preview at baseball.ca. The IBAF Site also had a summary of the last two days of pool play.

By way of a quick comparison, between the worlds and the Pan-Ams, Canada is now 11-4 and the USA is 10-5. Canada beat the USA 6-1 at the worlds, but their bronze medal game was cancelled due to rain.

Here's the quick links and summary:

Results:

Monday, October 24:
Puerto Rico v Panama 5-6 : [Boxscore]
USA v Cuba 12-10 : [Boxscore] : [Story]
Canada v Mexico 5-3 : [Boxscore]

Next up:

Tuesday, October 25:
10:00 am Dominican Republic v Venezuela (5th place)
2:00 pm Cuba v Mexico (bronze)
7:00 pm Canada v USA (gold)
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Canada leads 2-1 after 7

Post by Hollywood2 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:11 pm

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Canada leads the USA 2-1 after 7 innings. I am following the Team Canada Twitter page for updates. The USA page does not update as often. The Pan-Am Games Page has stats and links to boxscores of all games. The USA baseball live stats site also updates.

There are also now posted game stories for Canada-Mexico:
Baseball.ca
IBAF.org
Canadian Baseball Network

Here's the results from earlier today:

Tuesday, October 25:
Dominican Republic v Venezuela 14-7 (5th place) : [Boxscore]
Cuba v Mexico 6-0 (bronze) : [Boxscore]
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Canada wins GOLD!

Post by Hollywood2 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:04 pm

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Canada held on to win 2-1. I'll post more when stories are available. The BOXSCORE is up.
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Re: IBAF Baseball World Cup

Post by Hollywood2 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:40 pm

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The day after the gold medal victory and the game stories are rolling in, some from traditional and some from non-traditional sources. Here's the links:

The usual sources:

Pan-Am Site Boxscore - The page also links to the rest of the Pan-Am site.

IBAF Game Story - The story has a only a brief blurb on the final but does have a tournament wrap-up.

Baseball.ca and Canadian Baseball Network Game Story - Adam Morissette's story has a quote from Manager Ernie Whitt, who made his debut at the Winnipeg tournament in 1999:
“To be going at this for so long and finally accomplish our goal is something truly special,” said Canadian Manager, Ernie Whitt. “I’m so happy for these kids. They’ve worked so hard.”
I heard Whitt on the radio this morning and he sounds like a guy who wants to keep working with Baseball Canada.

Video highlights: ESPN video highlights

From the USA:

Baseball America Game Story - This one focused on the MLB affiliations and also discussed Albers' pitching:
Albers, who pitched collegiately at Kentucky, was the star, pitching out of the stretch and pounding the zone aggressively throughout. He struck out eight and walked none in 6 2/3 innings, giving up a first-inning run but dominating the rest of the way against an American lineup that put up three double-digit scoring outbursts in the previous four Pan Am contests.

"It was all about getting ahead and staying down in the zone with my fastball," Albers said in a postgame phone interview. "I was able to command the fastball, got ahead and got some great help from my defense, and my catcher Cole Armstrong called a great game. We really got in a rhythm tonight."
MinorLeagueBaseball.com - The story has lots on James Van Ostrand, who drove in both runs in the gold medal game:
Van Ostrand, an eighth-round pick by the Astros in 2006, had a solid season for Double-A Corpus Christi, batting .306 with 11 homers and 46 RBIs in 104 games for the Hooks. The 27-year-old first baseman has represented Canada before, playing in the 2007 Futures Game. In 2010, he carried the Olympic torch through his hometown of Richmond, British Columbia.
From the big media:

Slam! Game Story - This is also at all the Sun sites. It has a look at some numbers:
Van Ostrand led all Canadian hitters with a .474 average (9-for-19).

Canada won on seven hits, two each by second baseman Skyler Stromsmoe and international veteran Robinson. The others were by London’s Brock Kjeldgaard, Smith and Van Ostrand.

Canada went 4-1 in Mexico, a tournament which began three days after Canada went 8-3 to win bronze at the 39th World Cup in Panama ... 12-4 ... two medals, one gold, one bronze ... one wow.

The next Pan-Am Games will be staged in Toronto with the baseball venue in Hamilton in 2015.
That tournament should be covered by one of our networks. Hopefully we'll be in the final again.

SportsNet Story - by Shi Davidi, who also had a story back in August - Dream alive for Albers - about winning pitcher Andrew Albers making his comeback through the Indy leagues (with Quebec of the C-AL). I would recommend reading this story. The most unique part of it is the description of the team's rituals:
They sang O Canada on the bus to the ballpark before every game, and the ride to the stadium in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico prior to the gold-medal contest against the United States at the Pan American Games was no different.

Only when they finished belting out the anthem at the top of their lungs this time, someone yelled that they should sing it once more afterwards.

They did precisely that after securing the senior national team’s first ever major championship, riding the great mound work of starter Andrew Albers and reliever Scott Richmond, one key swing by Jimmy Van Ostrand, and another prototypical Canadian effort in a 2-1 victory over the Americans.

Their wild on-field celebration afterwards finished with a patriotic twist.

"We saved the O Canada for the medal ceremony and when they played the anthem for the gold we were all chanting it right there," said Albers. "We sang it before every game to get us riled up and remind us what we’re playing for.

"That’s what our tradition was."
AP Story - at SportsNet.ca - The same story is at most of the regular newspaper web sites.
The gold was Canada's first at the Pan American Games, a competition that has been dominated by Cuba for 40 years. The Cubans had won 10 straight titles until the United States defeated them 12-10 in Monday's semifinals. They instead had to settle for bronze.

Canada beat Mexico 5-3 in the other semifinal to get a chance at gold, and they didn't let the chance slip away.
Postmedia News - Vancouver Sun - The story runs down the whole day in the Pan-Am Games and is at several newspaper sites which carry Postmedia stories.

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