BFA News

May 12, 2015

Philippines win East Asia Cup, qualify for Asia Championship in September

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – World No. 23 Philippines captured the East Asia Baseball Cup, defeating the host-nation, No. 38 Indonesia, 10-0 in seven innings in Jarkata Friday to qualify for the 27th Asia Baseball Championship.

With the East Asia crown, Philippines will join No. 1 Japan, No. 4 Chinese Taipei, No. 8 South Korea, No. 21 China and No. 24 Pakistan at the Asia Championship from 16-20 September in Taichung, Taiwan, where top-ranked Japan will be looking to capture its sixth straight title ahead of the inaugural Premier12™ Pro National Team Championship in November.

East Asia Cup – Final Standings

National Team

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

A total of 16 international matches were staged at the 12th East Asia Baseball Cup by the Indonesia Baseball Softball Federation, in conjunction with the Baseball Federation of Asia – the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s baseball arm in Asia.  During the tournament, Imam Nahrawi - Minister of Youth and Sports and Rudiantara - Minister of Communication and Information of Indonesia visited

Results of the international event in Jakarta, involving the National Teams of WBSC Members, will have an impact baseball’s Official World Rankings.


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