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Philippines Wins Southeast Asian Championships

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

The Philippines was only challenged in their opening game by Thailand 3-2. After that they won their next three games by 12 or more. They got an opportunity to play Thailand again for the gold. This time the game was not close with the Philippines winning 15-2. Thailand scored both their runs in the fourth inning, but by then they were down 10-0.

Thailand got into the gold medal round by defeating Indonesia 6-4. Thailand scored a run in the fourth inning to break a 3-3 tie and were never behind in the game after that.

Singapore got into the bronze medal game by defeating Cambodia 9-1. It was the first game their pitching staff had held a team to less than 10 runs, but the Cambodian offense had been able to generate only one run in their first three games. In the bronze medal game Indonesia was able to establish an offense and beat Singapore 10-4.

Philippines Wins Southeast Asian Championships

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

The Philippines was only challenged in their opening game by Thailand 3-2. After that they won their next three games by 12 or more. They got an opportunity to play Thailand again for the gold. This time the game was not close with the Philippines winning 15-2. Thailand scored both their runs in the fourth inning, but by then they were down 10-0.

Thailand got into the gold medal round by defeating Indonesia 6-4. Thailand scored a run in the fourth inning to break a 3-3 tie and were never behind in the game after that.

Singapore got into the bronze medal game by defeating Cambodia 9-1. It was the first game their pitching staff had held a team to less than 10 runs, but the Cambodian offense had been able to generate only one run in their first three games. In the bronze medal game Indonesia was able to establish an offense and beat Singapore 10-4.

Souteast Asian Games in the Philippines

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Five teams are competing in baseball in the Southeast Asian games. None of them are Korea, Taiwan or Japan. So that gives the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia an opportunity to prove themselves in the sport of baseball.

The two top teams appear to be the Philippines and Thailand. In the opening day match the Philippines just edged Thailand 3-2. They have remained undefeated in these events defeating Cambodia 12-0, Singapore 17-0 and Indonesia 14-1.

After losing to Philippines Thailand defeated Singapore 12-7 and Cambodia 14-1. The big match is when they play Indonesia on Saturday to determine who will play the Philippines in the gold medal rounds.

Indonesia had gone undefeated in their first two games beating Singapore 14-7 and Cambodia 8-1. They got crushed when they played the Philippines 14-1, falling behind early 6-0 after two innings.

Singapore and Cambodia are winless but will play Saturday for fourth place. The winner of this game will then play the loser of the Thailand/Indonesia game for third place. Singapore appears to have some offense, but their pitching has failed to keep a team from scoring double digits in runs. Cambodia has scored only one run in three games.

There are no boxscores for this event so it is difficult to follow the details. You can go to 2019seagames.com to follow the results.

18 and Under Qualifiers

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

The 18 and under World Cup will be played in Gijang, Korea in 2019. The first two qualifiers for that tournament were from Europe, Netherlands and Spain. The Asia qualifiers have finished and the three dragons have advanced.

Korea won the 18 year old qualifiers held in Miyazaki, Japan, defeating Taiwan in the finals 7-5. The game went into extra innings after Taiwan scored a run in the ninth to tie. Japan had to settle for third place after their 14-1 victory over China.

Korea and Japan seem to be leap frogging the 18 and under championships, with Korea winning in 2009 followed by Japan in 2011. Korea took the crown again in 2014 but Japan followed by recapturing the championship in 2016. Taiwan has finished in second place for consecutive tournaments. The last time they won an 18 and under Asian championship was in 2007.

The last time any team other than Korea, Japan or Taiwan has finished in the top two was in 1994 when Australia finished second. That was the first recorded 18 and under championship. Australia now competes in the Oceania region. China, Philippines and Thailand are the teams that fill the fourth spot.

Taiwan Upsets Korea in Asian Games

Monday, August 27th, 2018

It is still early, but in the opening round of the Asian games Taiwan beat Korea 2-1. Taiwan was bolstered by two player from each of their four China Professional Baseball League teams. The rest of the players are amateurs. Korea has a full roster of players from the Korean Baseball Organization. That did not stop Taiwan from winning.

The other results were not so surprising. Japan clobbered Pakistan 15-0. Japan has a complete roster of amateur players drawn from college or the industrial league. They have no players from the Nippon Professional Baseball. This still did not hurt them as they played an inexperienced Pakistan team.

Thailand won an early round qualifier pool, beating Sri Lanka and Laos to advance to the final eight. They were a bit overmatched against China, losing 15-0.

Hong Kong downed Indonesia 7-4.

Philippines Wins East Asian Cup

Friday, June 29th, 2018

The Philippines finished undefeated (4-0) to win the East Asian Cup played in Hong Kong. They beat the host team 7-5 to qualify for the Asian Baseball Championship in 2019. The winner of the Asian Baseball Championship qualifies for a spot in the Olympics. The Philippines will be facing the traditional powers, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, who did not have to play in the East Asian Cup.

The final order of finish: Philippines (4-0), Thailand (3-1), Hong Kong (2-2), Indonesia (1-4) and Singapore (0-4). Singapore gave up double digits in runs in all four games they played.

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)