2008 World University Baseball Championship

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2008 World University Baseball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Czech Republic
Dates 17–27 July
Teams 7 (from 3 continents)
Defending champions  United States (2006)
Final positions
Champions
Gold medal world centered.svg
 United States (3rd title)
Runner-up
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 Japan
Third place
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 Chinese Taipei
Fourth place  South Korea
Tournament statistics
Games played 26
Most Valuable Player United States Blake Smith

The 2008 World University Baseball Championship was an under-23 international college baseball tournament that was held from July 17 to 27, 2008. The final game was held on July 27, 2008 in Brno, Czech Republic. It was the 4th time the University Championship took place. Czech Republic hosted the tournament and 7 nations competed, including defending champions the United States. India was originally to have participated but withdrew.

In the end, the United States won their third University Championship, over a win against runner-up Japan.[1]

Round 1[edit]

Standings[edit]

Qualified for the semi-finals
Did not qualify for the semi-finals
Team W L R RA PCT
 United States 6 0 59 13 1.000
 Japan 5 1 55 21 .833
 South Korea 4 2 32 23 .667
 Chinese Taipei 3 3 22 16 .500
 Canada 2 4 46 22 .333
 Czech Republic 1 5 13 31 .167
 Lithuania 0 6 2 103 .000

Game results[edit]

July 17, 2008 Czech Republic  3 – 6  South Korea Ostrava, Czech Republic
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July 18, 2008 South Korea  2 – 5  United States Ostrava, Czech Republic
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July 18, 2008 Chinese Taipei  6 – 4  Canada Brno, Czech Republic
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July 18, 2008 Czech Republic  5 – 0  Lithuania Ostrava, Czech Republic
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July 19, 2008 Lithuania  0 – 11 (F/7)  South Korea Ostrava, Czech Republic
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July 19, 2008 Japan  2 – 1  Chinese Taipei Brno, Czech Republic
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July 19, 2008 United States  8 – 2  Czech Republic Ostrava, Czech Republic
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July 20, 2008 Lithuania  1 – 30 (F/7)  United States Ostrava, Czech Republic
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July 20, 2008 Japan  7 – 6 (F/11)  Canada Brno, Czech Republic
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July 21, 2008 South Korea  4 – 8  Japan Brno, Czech Republic
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July 21, 2008 Canada  25 – 0 (F/7)  Lithuania Olomouc, Czech Republic
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July 21, 2008 Chinese Taipei  3 – 2  Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic
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July 22, 2008 South Korea  4 – 3  Chinese Taipei Brno, Czech Republic
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July 22, 2008 Lithuania  0 – 25 (F/7)  Japan Choceň, Czech Republic
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July 22, 2008 United States  4 – 3 (F/11)  Canada Brno, Czech Republic
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July 23, 2008 Japan  3 – 9  United States Brno, Czech Republic
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July 23, 2008 Chinese Taipei  7 – 1  Lithuania Blansko, Czech Republic
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July 23, 2008 Canada  4 – 0  Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic
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July 24, 2008 United States  3 – 2 (F/11)  Chinese Taipei Brno, Czech Republic
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July 24, 2008 Canada  4 – 5  South Korea Olomouc, Czech Republic
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July 24, 2008 Czech Republic  1 – 10  Japan Brno, Czech Republic
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Round 2[edit]

Semi finals[edit]

July 26, 2008 United States  3 – 0  Chinese Taipei Brno, Czech Republic
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July 26, 2008 Japan  6 – 1  South Korea Brno, Czech Republic
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Final round[edit]

5th place game[edit]

July 27, 2008 Canada  3 – 1  Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic
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Bronze medal game[edit]

July 27, 2008 Chinese Taipei  7 – 0  South Korea Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Final[edit]

July 27, 2008 Japan  0 – 1 (F/12)  United States Brno, Czech Republic
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Final standings[edit]

References[edit]

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