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
|林鋅杰 (Lin Hsin-Chieh)||RHP||Kainan University|
|劉軒荅 (Liu Hsuan-Ta)||RHP||NTSU|
|賴智垣 (Lai Chih-Yuan)||RHP||TUS|
|魏碩成 (Wei Shuo-Cheng)||LHP||Far East University|
|林安可 (Lin An-Ko)||LHP||Culture University|
|鄭浩均 (Cheng Hao-Chun)||RHP||NTSU|
|江國豪 (Chiang Kuo-Hao)||RHP||TUS|
|蘇俊璋 (Su Chun-Chang)||RHP||Culture University|
|廖乙忠 (Liao Yi-Chung)||RHP||Kainan University|
|蘇勝鴻 (Su Sheng-Hung)||RHP||Culture University|
|高宇杰 (Kao Yu-Chieh)||Catcher||NTSU|
|姚冠瑋 (Yao Kuan-Wei)||Catcher||Culture University|
|施冠宇 (Shih Kuan-Yu)||Infielder||Culture University|
|李凱威 (Li Kai-Wei)||Infielder||Culture University|
|朱祥麟 (Chu Hsiang-Lin)||Infielder||Kainan University|
|王政順 (Wang Cheng-Shun)||Infielder||NTSU|
|劉致榮 (Liu Chih-Jung)||Infielder||Culture University|
|李承恩 (Li Chen-En)||Infielder||NTSU|
|張文賢 (Chang Wen-Hsien)||Infielder||TUS|
|楊志翔 (Yang Chih-Hsiang)||Outfielder||Culture University|
|洪瑋漢 (Hung Wei-Han)||Outfielder||TUS|
|王詩聰 (Wang Shih-Tsung)||Outfielder||NTSU|
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.