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East Asia All Star Team

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Below are the list of names of the players who made the all star team in the East Asia tournament won by the Philippines.

All Star Team

C - Alfredo Olivarez Jr. (Philippines) - .278

1st Base - Ng Yuk Ming (Hong Kong) - .333

2nd Base - Adriens Ros Bernardo (Philippines) - .222 with 5 walks for .391 OBA

3rd Base - Francis Candela (Philippines) - .286

SS - Iresh Kosala (Sri Lanka) - .381, 5 runs and 4 RBIs, 4 walks for .480 OBA

LF - Gerves, Alan Edrian (Indonesia) - .263 with 4 RBIs

CF - Chamara Peiris (Sri Lanka) - .455

RF - Sameera Rathnayake (Sri Lanka) - .412 with 4 runs scored

DH - Leung Yu Chung (Hong Kong) - .286 with 5 RBIs

RHP - Tharindu Madumal (Sri Lanka) -

LHP - Junmar Diarao (Philippines)

Other Individual Awards

The Leading hitter - Lo Ho Lam Andy (Hong Kong) - .444
Pitcher with the Best Earned Run Average - Ugrasena (Indonesia) - 0.00 ERA pitching 11.1 innings
Pitcher with the best won-loss average - Muhammad, Hadi Nur (Indonesia) - 2-0, 0.00 ERA in 10.2 innings
The most run batted in - Setiawan, Albefiandi Aik (Indonesia) - 8
The most stolen base - Sihombing, Elia M.K (Indonesia) - 4 for 4
The Most runs scored - Akalanka Ranasinghe (Sri Lanka) - 6
The Most Outstanding defensive player - Adriene Ros Bernardo (Philippines) -
Most Valuable Player - Juan Paulo Macasaet (Philippines)

Indonesia to Play Philippines in East Asia Final

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The Philippines easily defeated Indonesia 9-1 on the last day of pool play in the East Asia finals. After Hong Kong downed Thailand 8-5 and Sri Lanka blanked Singapore 11-0 there was a three way tie for second place between Indonesia, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka at 3-2. The host Indonesia advanced to the finals by winning the tie breaker and get a rematch against the defending champion and undefeated Philippine team.

The winner of the championship game will qualify for the Asia Baseball Championship to be played in Taichung, Taiwan in September. Neither team has much of a chance to defeat the baseball powerhouses of Japan, Korea and Taiwan, but it is the competition that counts.

Sri Lanka finishes third and Hong Kong fourth, with Thailand and Singapore following in the standings.

East Asia - Day 4

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Sri Lanka upset Hong Kong 7-1 to give them their second loss. It evened the record for Sri Lanka at 2-2. Indonesia beat Thailand 9-2 to give them second place with a 3-1 record. Thailand dropped to 1-3. Philippines remained undefeated at 4-0 defeating the winless Singapore 4-0.

Indonesia plays the Philippines tomorrow for the honor of first place. These two teams may play again for the championship if Indonesia wins since the schedule shows the first place team plays the second place team for the championship. However, if the Philippines defeats Indonesia and Hong Kong and Sri Lanka win, there would be a three way tie for second and the second place team would be decided by tie breaker..

East Asia - Day Three

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Philippines remained the only undefeated team in the East Asia series after their 2-1 win over Sri Lanka. Hong Kong sent the hosts Indonesia to their first defeat with an 8-7 win. Thailand won their first game of the tournament with a 12-2 win over Singapore, who remained winless. Thailand then lost to Sri Lanka 9-3 in a makeup of a rain delay. For Sri Lanka it was their first win.

Standings after Day three

Philippines (3-0), Hong Kong (2-1), Indonesia (2-1), Thailand (1-2), Sri Lanka (1-2) and Singapore (0-3)

East Asia Cup - Days One and Two

Monday, May 4th, 2015

The Philippines look like the team to beat in the East Asia Cup with a day one 4-2 win over Hong Kong and a 10-1 win over Thailand. The Philippines had to rally for three runs in the eighth inning to defeat Hong Kong. Hong Kong came back on day two to defeat Singapore 9-4.

The host Indonesia club took it to Singapore 19-4. The game was ended after the sixth inning because of the 15 run slaughter rule that is in effect for international baseball. Indonesia then won their second game on day two 8-3 to make their fans happy.

Rain forced the postponement of the third game between Sri Lanka and Thailand. You can follow the results on their facebook page at the link below:

East Asia Cup

Asian Cup in Jakarta Indonesia

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

The 11th Asian Cup Eastern Division championships will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from May 3 to May 8. The teams participating are Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The winner gets to be beat up by Taiwan, Korea and Japan in the Asia Baseball Championships to be played in 2016. The last time a country other than the three mentioned above finished in the top two was in 1954, during the first year of the Asia Baseball Championships when the Philippines were the winners.

Asian Games - Final Four Decided

Friday, September 26th, 2014

In the Asian Games the final four have been decided. Taiwan will face Japan and China will play Korea. The two winners will battle for the gold while the two losing teams will fight for the bronze.

Nine of the 12 games resulted in shutouts while nine of the 12 games were decided by ten or more runs. Japan defeated China 11-0 to win their pool. Korea and their professional KBO players shutout Taiwan 10-0 to top their pool. The two first place teams play against the two second place teams in a single round playoff format. Japan and Korea, who have given up only one run combined, are favored to play in the finals.

In other games with non-traditional opponents, Thailand defeated Hong Kong 13-7. Joseph Matthew Daru was a perfect 2 for 2 from the leadoff spot with three RBIs. Teerasak Kongsabai drove in three runs with his three hits. Hong Kong got three hits and two runs driven in from Kin-Chung Tsang in a losing cause.

Mongolia lost 61-0 in the three games they played against Pakistan, Japan and China. Pakistan actually scored more runs (26) than they gave up (15) but 25 of those runs were scored against Mongolia, which accounted for their 1-2 record resulting in a third place finish.

Final pool standings for the games can be found here:

Asian Games - Day 2

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The sight appears to be down but in the second day of action China evened their record to 1-1 with a 15-0 win over Mongolia. Japan moved to 2-0 with a 9-0 victory over Pakistan, who was playing their first game of the series. Taiwan moved to 2-0 with their 13-1 win over 0-2 Thailand. Myworld will try to post more details on the results when the site again becomes available.

2014 Asian Games - Day One

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

The traditional powers had an easy time defeating the Asian countries whose baseball is not as advanced. Taiwan shutout Hong Kong 12-0. Four different pitchers limited the Hong Kong bats to two hits over seven innings with Kuan-Yu Chen getting the start and going three innings. He struck out five and gave up no hits in those three innings of work. Chih-Hsien Chiang did not get a hit but scored three times and drove in one run. Taiwan did not score more than three runs in any inning, but scored in every inning but one.

Japan shut out China 11-0. Akira Matsumoto drove in four runs with his two hits to lead the offense. Takuya Fujishima was a perfect 3 for 3 with one walk to drive in two runs. Japan also used four pitchers in the seven inning game to limit the China team to five hits. Wei Tang collected two of those five hits for China.

Korea has suspended their professional league and are using their KBO players for this tournament. Future major leaguer Kwang-Hyun Kim got the opening day nod and went two shutout innings, striking out two in the 15-0 Korea win over Tahiland. Korea scored eight runs in the opening frame and ended it in five. Sung-Bum Na put together three hits and to drive in three runs to lead the Korean offense. Korea only batted four times.

You can follow the results of the games here:

Asian Championships to Expand from Six to Eight Teams

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

The Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA) met and agreed to expand the Asian Championships from six teams to eight teams.  Normally, two teams try to qualify for the Asian championships to play the top four, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and China.  Now four teams will be allowed to compete in the championships with the traditional top four, who usually qualify based on their finish in the previous tournament.

There was also agreement to attempt to expand baseball to East and West Asia and to Arab countries as well as progress in the inclusion of baseball in the Olympics in 2020.  Since Japan has the facilities to play baseball and it would cost nothing to host baseball games the Olympic Committee has left it up to the host country if it wants to include baseball in the Olympics.  Myworld happened to be in Tokyo when Japan was selected to host the Summer Olympics in 2020 and everyone was quite excited and honored to be selected to host the games.

Representatives from the traditional four powers of Asian baseball met at the conference in Taiwan as well as representatives from Hong Kong, Pakistan, Philippines and Thailand.  There was no mention of a representative from Taiwan, but since it was held there I’m sure they had many in attendance.

You can read about the meeting here: