2010 WWC action

2012 Women's Baseball World Cup will be hosted in Edmonton for the second time  
The 2012 Women's World Baseball Cup will be played in Edmonton. The eight-country World Cup will be played from August 10 through 19 with the national women's baseball teams Japan, Canada, Australia, USA, Venezuela, Chinese Taipei, the Netherlands and Cuba participating in a single round-robin format. The top 4 teams will play a sudden-death elimination for gold, silver and bronze medals. The eight competing national teams will be announced later.
Chicago Pioneers defeat the New England Red Sox 6-5 in extra innings and grab their first National Championship  

The women's national tournament ended with an exciting extra-inning championship game between two powerhouse women's teams. The current six time reigning champion, New England Red Sox were edged 6-5 by the Chicago Pioneers.  See the playoff results here ...

A list of participating teams and their daily schedules can be found at this link ...

Game results can be found here ...

USA Baseball invites 36 players to represent Team USA against Canada in the 2011 Women's International "Friendly"  

USA Baseball hosted the 2011 International Friendly in Cary, North Carolina at its national training center. The event took place August 2-7 and featured games against Team Canada and a local men's team. See results ...

Team Australia  recently withdrew from the competition.

A "Friendly" is a series of exhibition games that allows teams to assess their players' talents between the competitive Women's World Cup events played every two years. View the 2011WNT Roster ...

Venezuela hosted the 2010 Women's World Cup of Baseball on August 12 - 22

Eleven countries traveled to Venezuela for the 4th Women's World Cup of Baseball. The national women's teams participating are: USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Cuba, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Netherlands, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

Gold Medal:   Japan
Silver Medal: Australia
Bronze Medal: USA

NCAA rules baseball and softball are separate sports

Feb. 2009 - The Women’s Sports Foundation asked the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics (CWA) to review the issue of softball and baseball being considered the same sport. The CWA asked the divisional interpretive bodies to reconsider the interpretations.

Based on the information gathered, including a West Virginia court case that treats the sports as different, NCAA Divisions I, II and III voted to reverse the interpretations.

The reversal now allows a softball student-athlete, for example, to participate on a baseball league and vice versa, within other NCAA rules and bylaws.

Previous interpretations of NCAA legislation stated baseball and softball were the same sport for NCAA amateurism and outside competition regulations. Therefore, a softball student-athlete could not participate on an organized baseball team during the academic year, for example, without jeopardizing her eligibility in softball.