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2017-02-21

“Phoenix Cup 2017” WBSC Hong Kong International Women’s Baseball Tournament Flourish in Hong Kong with 10 Teams




An international event sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), “Phoenix Cup 2017” WBSC Hong Kong International Women’s Baseball Tournament (Phoenix Cup 2017), a 4-day tournament was held on 17-20 February 2017. A total of 10 teams to compete for the championship this year, including teams from Australia, China, Japan, Guam, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The final game between Kookaburras from Australia and Japan Venus Stars Youth Team was on hung in balance until the very end but was eventually won by Japan Venus Stars Youth Team 11:9The Phoenix Cup 2017, organized by the Hong Kong Baseball Association, subvented by the Home Affairs Bureau (Arts & Sport Development Fund) and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It is celebrating its tenth anniversary. President Tom Peng of Baseball Federation of Asia appreciated the officials and volunteers for putting enormous amount of time and effort in the preparations and running that went into an event of this magnitudeFinal Ranking and Awards:rnChampion: Japan Venus Stars Youth Team, 1st Runner-Up: Kookaburras from Australia, 2nd Runner-Up: Hong Kong Allies, 3rd Runner –Up: Japan Far East Bloomers; Merit Award: Buick Regals from Guam and Hong Kong Bravo, Sportsmanship Award: Bottomed Out from Guam, Best Team Spirit Award: Taiwan Sunflower Women's Baseball Team, Passionate Team Award; Shanghai Super Girls Baseball Team, Photogenic Team Award: Singapore PanthersIndividual Awards:rnBest Coach: Kato Kazuaki, Japan Venus Stars Youth Team, Best Pitcher: Higashibojo Muku, Japan Venus Stars Youth Team, Most Stolen Base: Cheung Wai Yee Vivien, Hong Kong Allies (9), Most Home Runs (1HR): Olivia Cameron, Kookaburras from Australia, Lauren Hughes, Kookaburras from Australia, Lau Tsz Chin, Hong Kong Allies and Most Hits (13 Hits) Tamura Chika, Japan Far East Bloomers.Most Valuable Player (Alphabetical order of country/region’s name):rnKookaburras, Australia: Elodie O’Sullivan, Shanghai Super Girls Baseball Team, China: Wenqing Jiang, Bottomed Out, Guam: Meilani Quintnailla and Nicile Leon Guerrero, Buick Regals, Guam: Tamisha Fejeran, Hong Kong Allies: Lau Hei Ting, Hong Kong Bravo: Kwan Man Hoi, Far East Bloomers, Japan: Okuda Ayaka, Venus Stars Youth Team, Japan: Onoma Saki, Singapore Panthers, Singapore: Charito Fe Nocete, Taiwan Sunflower Women's Baseball Team, Taiwan: Chen Yu Hanrnrnrnrnrn