IBAF Worlds – Get Ready for Baseball Action

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THUNDER BAY – The match-ups for Saturday’s semi-final action at the 2010 IBAF World Junior Baseball Championship have been announced, along with an important schedule change and broadcast information for the tournament.

Team Canada, 5-1, will face the Chinese Taipei at 7:00 pm at Port Arthur Stadium after defeating Italy 11-1 in Quarter-Final action Friday night.  Chinese Taipei, also 5-1, advances after defeating the Netherlands 4-2 at Baseball Central Friday afternoon.  The other semi-final matchup features Cuba, 4-2, against Australia, also 4-2, at 2:00 pm at Port Arthur Stadium.  Cuba defeated Team USA 3-2 in a thrilling contest Friday afternoon at Port Arthur Stadium, while Australia surprised South Korea with a 5-4 win at Baseball Central.

Fans are asked to make note of the adjusted start times for both semi-final games, as Team Canada’s matchup (Game 40) will now take place at 7:00 pm instead of 2:00 pm as indicated in the original tournament schedule.

The complete schedule for Saturday, July 31, 2010 is as follows:

Game #37 – France v. Czech Republic, 9:00 at Baseball Central

Game #38 – Panama v. Venezuela, 9:30 at Port Arthur Stadium

Game #39 – Netherlands v. Italy, 12:30 at Baseball Central

Game #42 – Cuba v. Australia, 2:00 at Port Arthur Stadium

Game #41 – USA v. South Korea, 4:30 at Baseball Central

Game #40 – Canada v. Chinese Taipei, 7:00 at Port Arthur Stadium

Tickets are available at the box office beginning at 8:30 am at Port Arthur Stadium.

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