With two quick wins to open the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Sydney, host Team Australia will head straight to the final game on Sunday, solidifying their spot with a 4-1 win over South Africa on Friday night at Blacktown International Sportspark.
Three games into the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Sydney and just three teams remain contenders for a spot in next year's event, after the Philippines suffered its second consecutive loss, eliminated by New Zealand's 17-7 eight-inning victory in a back-and-forth affair on Friday afternoon at Blue Sox Stadium in Sydney.
World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) today announced the managers, rosters and game schedule for the Sydney, Australia Qualifier, which will be played February 11th-14th at Blacktown International Sportspark.
With two doubles in his first matchup with the Southern Thunder at the WBC Qualifier, and four full days under his belt with the national squad, Logan Wade's progression has impressed his Team Australia teammates.
Overcoming an early deficit and a slow start in their first game of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier, Team Australia's Southern Thunder took down the Philippines 11-1 in seven innings on Thursday night at Blue Sox Stadium in Sydney.
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