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Championship Final
17.11.2019
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A fun night out in the town with Chinese Taipei pitchers Kai Wei Lin and Sao-Ching Chiang talking about their passion for baseball, how they got started in the sport and their dreams of playing in the Olympic Games one day.

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Japan beat Korea, climb on top of the world
Tokyo, Japan - Samurai Japan made a crowd of 44,960 ecstatic as they overcame an early deficit to defeat Korea, 5-3, in the final and became the champions of the WBSC Premier12 2019.

WBSC announces Premier12 MVP, All World Team
Tokyo, Japan - The All-World Team is made of 11 more players, including 4 of the USA, two each for Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei and one for Mexico.
Inaba: “Winning the Premier12 and the Olympics has been our goal for the last two years”
Tokyo, Japan - "Since I became manager of the Japanese National Team two years ago our goal has been to win the Premier12 and the Olympics next year,” said Atusnori Inaba who won his first title as the manager of the Japanese Baseball National Team when beating Korea in the Premier12 final.
Navarro singles in extras, brings Mexico to the 2020 Olympics
Tokyo, Japan - First baseman Efren Navarro singled on a broken-bat blooper in the bottom of the 10th off left handed reliever Caleb Thielbar to bring home Javier Salazar. Mexico beat the USA, 3-2, to earn the WBSC Premier12 bronze medal and the spot of the Americas Region in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Mexico heads to the Olympics, makes history
Tokyo, Japan - Mexico made history becoming the fourth team to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The tricolores have never appeared in the baseball tournament of an Olympic Games before.

Navarro: “This is historic for Mexico”
Tokyo, Japan - Mexican match winner Efren Navarro said: “First we must credit the team. Our pitchers, the lineup, Clark, who homered to keep us in the game. Every at-bat is very important, I just tried to fight, to play for the team and thanks god I could do it.”
Bustamante: “I took it as a challenge, getting three outs without runs allowed”
Tokyo, Japan - Carlos Bustamante entered the game in the 10th inning, with the game tied 2-2, and two runners on by the tiebreaking rule. “We knew the game situation in the 10th. I took it as a challenge, getting three outs without runs allowed,” said Bustamante.
Castro: “I like this bronze medal, next year we’ll be back here for gold”
Tokyo, Japan - “I'm very happy about winning this game and earning the bronze medal. But I'm even more happy for the qualification for the Olympic Games," said Mexico manager Juan Gabriel Castro. "It’s the first time ever that Mexico will play Olympic Baseball, and I’m very proud of it.”
Brosius: “You win as a team, you lose as a team”
Tokyo, Japan - “We played them (Mexico) twice in this tournament, and they beat us both times," said USA manager Scott Brosius . "Today, it was a very good game, we are a bit disappointed about the result, we played well, we made a huge effort, but Mexico found the clutch hitting at the end of the match.”
Noah Song, the US Naval Flight Officer with a 99 mph arm
Tokyo, Japan - Noah Song threw the fastest pitch in the WBSC Premier12 2019 with a 159 km/ph fast ball. "I never look at the scoreboard, I had no idea I threw that fastest pitch," said the right-hander. "Someone told me and I am obviously happy. Sometimes you find out that the pitch was faster then you thought, sometimes that it was slower".
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