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The 2004 Women's Baseball World Cup was the first edition of the Women's Baseball World Cup. It was held in Edmonton, AB at Telus Field from July 30 to August 8, 2004. The competition was won by the United States.

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[edit] Competing Nations

Further information: 2004 Women's Baseball World Cup rosters
Bulgaria and India were scheduled to compete but both withdrew from the tournament before it began.

[edit] Competition Format and Rules

The five competing nations played one game versus each opponent. The top four teams advanced to the semifinals. Ties in standings were broken by head-to-head record. The first place team played versus the fourth place team and the scond place team played the third place team. The semifinal losers then played a third place game, with the winner earning third place and the loser receiving fourth place. The semifinal winners play in the finals, with the winner earning first place and the loser receiving second place. All games were seven innings in length.

[edit] Final Ranking

Rank Nation
Gold Flag of United States United States
Silver Flag of Japan Japan
Bronze Flag of Canada Canada
4th Flag of Australia Australia
5th Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei

[edit] Preliminary Round Results

Date - Time Away Team Score Home Team Notes
July 30 - 3:00 PM Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 5 - 7 Flag of Australia Australia
July 30 - 7:30 PM Flag of Canada Canada 8 - 10 Flag of Japan Japan Game ended after eight innings.
July 31 - 3:00 PM Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 4 - 5 Flag of Japan Japan Game ended after nine innings.
July 31 - 7:05 PM Flag of Australia Australia 1 - 5 Flag of United States United States
August 1 - 7:05 PM Flag of United States United States 5 - 4 Flag of Japan Japan Game ended after nine innings.
August 2 - 7:05 PM Flag of United States United States 1 - 2 Flag of Canada Canada
August 3 - 7:05 PM Flag of Japan Japan 1 - 7 Flag of Australia Australia
August 4 - 7:05 PM Flag of Canada Canada 3 - 2 Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
August 5 - 3:00 PM Flag of United States United States 8 - 1 Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
August 5 - 7:05 PM Flag of Australia Australia 0 - 5 Flag of Canada Canada

[edit] Preliminary Round Standings

Nation G W L Pct RS RA
Flag of Canada Canada 4 3 1 0.667 18 13
Flag of United States United States 4 3 1 0.667 19 8
Flag of Australia Australia 4 2 2 0.500 15 16
Flag of Japan Japan 4 2 2 0.500 20 24
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 4 0 4 0.000 12 23
  • Canada is ranked above the United States and Australia is ranked above Japan due to head-to-head record.

[edit] Semifinals

Date - Time Away Team Score Home Team Notes
August 7 - 3:00 PM Flag of Australia Australia 2 - 12 Flag of United States United States Game called after the sixth inning, due to mercy rule.
August 7 - 7:05 PM Flag of Japan Japan 3 - 1 Flag of Canada Canada Game ended after eight innings.

[edit] Third Place Game

Date - Time Away Team Score Home Team Notes
August 8 - 2:00 PM Flag of Australia Australia 3 - 8 Flag of Canada Canada

[edit] First Place Game

Date - Time Away Team Score Home Team Notes
August 8 - 5:05 PM Flag of Japan Japan 0 - 2 Flag of United States United States

[edit] Leaders and Awards

[edit] Awards

[edit] Leaders

[edit] All-Stars Team

Position Player Nation
Pitchers Laura Purser-Rose Flag of United States United States
Hanami Watanabe Flag of Japan Japan
Catchers Genevieve Beauchamp Flag of Canada Canada
Alex Sickinger Flag of United States United States
First Baseman Samantha Magalas Flag of Canada Canada
Second Baseman Laura Brenneman Flag of United States United States
Third Baseman Chelsea Forkin Flag of Australia Australia
Shortstop Yu Kawamoto Flag of Japan Japan
Outfielders Karine Gagné Flag of Canada Canada
Melanie Harwood Flag of Canada Canada
Kim Braatz-Voisard Flag of United States United States
Designated Hitter Katie Gaynor Flag of Australia Australia
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