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Philippines Wins the 12th East Asia Baseball Cup


JAKARTA, Indonesia – The No. 23 world ranked Philippines won the 12th East Asia Baseball Cup defeating host nation and No. 38 ranked Indonesia in the championship game. Six teams competed for the title with the winner gaining a spot in the Asia Championships later this year.

Competing in the 12th East Asia Baseball Cup were the Philippines, Indonesia, unranked Singapore, No. 30 Thailand, No. 31 Sri Lanka, and No. 33 Hong Kong.

With the win Philippines will take on the likes of some of the best in the world in Taiwan this September in the Asia Championships. They will take on five-time defending champion and No. 1 ranked Japan, No. 4 Chinese Taipei, No. 8 South Korea, No. 21 China, and No. 24 Pakistan. The event will take place September 16-20 in Taichung, Taiwan.

East Asia Cup Final Standings:

1. No. 23 Philippines
2. No. 38 Indonesia
3. No. 31 Sri Lanka
4. No. 33 Hong Kong
5. No. 30 Thailand
6. Nr Singapore

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2011 Southeast Asian Games will be held in Indonesia with Baseball on Schedule


Press Release IBAF.org

The 26th Southeast Asian Games will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia from November 11 to 25. Indonesia is going to host the Southeast Asian Games for the fourth time in history. Eleven countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam) and over 6,000 athletes will be competing. 44 sports are going to be on the program, including Baseball.

The Baseball tournament will be held at the Jakabaring Sport Complex in Palembang. Baseball is part of the Southeast Asian Games since the 2005 event. In the inaugural edition host Philippines shut out Thailand 11-0 in the finals to win the title. Indonesia won the bronze medal. Two years later Thailand got some payback, as they defeated the Philippines 5-4 in the gold medal game with Indonesia again finishing in third place. There was not a Baseball tourney at the 2009 Southeast Asian Games, as host Laos didn’t had a team.

Baseball in the history of the Southeast Asian Games:

2005 in Philippines:
1. Philippines
2. Thailand
3. Indonesia
4. Myanmar

2007 in Thailand:
1. Thailand
2. Philippines
3. Indonesia
4. Myanmar
5. Malaysia
6. Cambodia

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Indonesia Ready For Asian Baseball Championship


INDONESIA – Having confirmed its place at the Asian Championship, the Indonesian national baseball team is going all out in its preparation.

Indonesian Baseball and Softball Federation (Perbasasi) president Gugun Yudinar said on Monday that coach Kazuto Nonaka received approval to spend an extra week in Japan ahead of the tournament, which runs July 31 to Aug. 4 in Tokyo and Sapporo.

“Perbasasi will send all 20 players and the coach to Japan on July 18, and the officials will leave five days after to save some money,” Gugun said on Monday.

Indonesia will train in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, which is a 40-minute drive from Tokyo. It will also play three local clubs in the run-up to the tournament.

The impetus for leaving early, Nonaka said last week, was to give the team more time to adapt to the Japanese summer, during which temperatures climb as high as 40 degrees Celsius. Leaving on July 23, as previously planned, would not leave the players enough time to adapt.

Training is already 10 days behind schedule, having just started last Wednesday because several players had to receive permission from their employers or schools.

Sending the team earlier raised the total cost for Perbasasi to Rp 400 million ($39,200), Rp 100 million more than its previous budget.

Gugan said federation officials themselves decided to make up the difference. “All Perbasasi officials have voluntarily chipped in that Rp 100 million, and we think it’s necessary for baseball development here,” he said.

Indonesia faces Thailand, the Philippines and the host nation in the first round, with only the winner advancing to play South Korea, China and Taiwan in Sapporo. The top six from the tournament qualify for the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

Source: The Jakarta Globe

Photo courtesy of thejakartaglobe.com

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