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Women's Baseball World Cup

Women's Baseball World Cup
Most recent season or competition:
2014 Women's Baseball World Cup
Sport Baseball
Founded 2004
No. of teams 8 (in 2014)
Continent International
Most recent champion(s) Template:Country data Japan
Most titles Template:Country data Japan (4 times)

The Women's Baseball World Cup is an international tournament in which national women's baseball teams from around the world compete. Through its 2012 edition, it was sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation; following the 2013 merger of the IBAF with the International Softball Federation, future tournaments will be sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). In the six times it has been held, the tournament has been won twice by United States and most recently four times by Japan in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

History

The inaugural Women's Baseball World Cup was held in Edmonton, Canada from July 30 to August 8,

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  2. REDIRECT Template:Baseball year. Before this tournament the only other international women's baseball tournament was the Women's World Series, which usually involved only three or four nations, usually Australia, Canada, Japan and occasionally the USA.

Competition Format

All competing nations played one game versus each opponent. The top four teams advanced to the semifinals. Ties in standings were broken by head-to-head record. The first place team played versus the fourth place team and the second place team played the third place team. The semifinal losers then played bronze medal game, with the winner earning third place and the loser receiving fourth place. The semifinal winners play in the finals, with the winner earning first place and the loser receiving second place. All regulation games are seven innings in length with the exception to the mercy rule applied to a ten run lead after 5 innings or 4 innings with a twelve run lead.

Results

Year Final Host Final Semi finalists Number
of teams
Champions Score Runners-Up 3rd Place 4th Place
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Edmonton
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United States
2 – 0 Template:Country data JPN 30x27px
Canada
30x27px
Australia
5
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Taipei
30x27px
United States
13 – 11 Template:Country data JPN 30x27px
Canada
30x27px
Australia
7
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Matsuyama
Template:Country data JPN 12 – 2
(F/5)
30x27px
Canada
30x27px
United States
30x27px
Australia
8
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Maracay[R 1]
Template:Country data JPN 13 – 3
(F/5)
30x27px
Australia
30x27px
United States
30x27px
Venezuela
11
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23x15px
Edmonton
Template:Country data JPN 3 – 0 30x27px
United States
30x27px
Canada
30x27px
Australia
8
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Miyazaki
Template:Country data JPN 3 – 0 30x27px
United States
30x27px
Australia
30x27px
Canada
8
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Busan
Notes
  1. ^ Originally, the final round was supposed to be held at Estadio José Antonio Casanova in Caracas, but due to the 2010 Women's Baseball World Cup shooting incident, the International Baseball Federation and the organizers of the tournament decided to reschedule the games at Estadio José Perez Colmenares in Maracay.

Medal table

Rank Country Gold
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Silver
16px
Bronze
16px
Total
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1 Template:Country data JPN 4 2 0 6
2 23x15px United States 2 2 2 6
3 23x15px Canada 0 1 3 4
4 23x15px Australia 0 1 1 2

Participating Nations

See also