After eight years of hiatus, FISU (International University Sports Federation) World University Baseball Championship is coming back.

From July 6th to 15th, eight countries (Taiwan, USA, Japan, Korea, Australia, Czech Republic, Hong Kong and Russia) will be competing in Chiayi City, Taiwan.

The tournament will be televised on FOX Sports in Taiwan, or alternatively, baseball fans around the world can stream the games on YouTube via SSUtv Sports.

2018 World University Baseball Championship Schedule

During the first phase, the teams are divided into two group of four teams for round robin group play.

  • Group A – Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Czech Republic.
  • Group B – USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Russia.
  • 6th July 2018
    • 09:00 – Hong Kong vs USA.
    • 13:00 – Japan vs Russia.
    • 17:00 – Korea vs Czech Republic.
  • 7th July 2018
    • 09:00 – Czech Republic vs Australia.
    • 13:00 – Russia vs Hong Kong.
    • 17:00 – Taiwan vs Korea.
  • 8th July 2018
    • 09:00 – Australia vs Korea.
    • 13:00 – Japan vs USA.
    • 17:00 – Taiwan vs Czech Republic.
  • 9th July 2018
    • 09:00 – Hong Kong vs Japan.
    • 13:00 – USA vs Russia.
    • 17:00 – Australia vs Taiwan

From July 11th to 13th, second phase (super round & consolation round) will start featuring cross group play between group A and B. After the super round, the winner and the final ranking will be determined from July 14th to 15th.

Team Taiwan Roster

Players from eight countries at the press conference. Photo Credit: (UDN)
林鋅杰 (Lin Hsin-Chieh)RHPKainan University
劉軒荅 (Liu Hsuan-Ta)RHPNTSU
賴智垣 (Lai Chih-Yuan)RHPTUS
魏碩成 (Wei Shuo-Cheng)LHPFar East University
林安可 (Lin An-Ko)LHPCulture University
鄭浩均 (Cheng Hao-Chun)RHPNTSU
江國豪 (Chiang Kuo-Hao)RHPTUS
蘇俊璋 (Su Chun-Chang)RHPCulture University
廖乙忠 (Liao Yi-Chung)RHPKainan University
蘇勝鴻 (Su Sheng-Hung)RHPCulture University
高宇杰 (Kao Yu-Chieh)CatcherNTSU
姚冠瑋 (Yao Kuan-Wei)CatcherCulture University
施冠宇 (Shih Kuan-Yu)InfielderCulture University
李凱威 (Li Kai-Wei)InfielderCulture University
朱祥麟 (Chu Hsiang-Lin)InfielderKainan University
王政順 (Wang Cheng-Shun)InfielderNTSU
劉致榮 (Liu Chih-Jung)InfielderCulture University
李承恩 (Li Chen-En)InfielderNTSU
張文賢 (Chang Wen-Hsien)InfielderTUS
楊志翔 (Yang Chih-Hsiang)OutfielderCulture University
洪瑋漢 (Hung Wei-Han)OutfielderTUS
王詩聰 (Wang Shih-Tsung)OutfielderNTSU

Before They Were Famous: Notable Alumni

The following players what do they all have in common? Gerrit Cole, Tomoyuki Sugano (菅野 智之), Lin Hung-Yu (林泓育), Na Sung-Bum (나성범) and Yoenis Cespedes.

Well, all of them have represented their countries at the FISU World University Baseball Championship back in the day. So, perhaps we will see some future stars in the 2018 FISU World University Baseball Championship.


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