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2017 Japan Cup kicks off featuring top ranked softball national teams

posted Aug 29, 2017, 9:06 PM by Jairy Otero

2017 Japan Cup kicks off featuring top ranked softball national teams

TAKASAKI CITY, Japan – The WBSC-sanctioned Japan Cup begins tomorrow in Takasaki City, featuring the top four ranked Softball National Teams in the world — No. 1 Japan, No. 2 United States, No. 3 Canada and No. 4 Australia.

The tournament will begin with a two-day round robin, followed by the two medal games on the third day of competition.

Japan enters the event as the defending champions, following their 9-1 victory over USA in 2016.

Games will be televised in Japan on BS Japan.

Schedule (all times local):

August 25
12:00pm USA v Canada
3:00pm USA v Australia
5:00pm Japan v Canada

August 26
12:00pm Japan v USA
3:00pm Canada v Australia
5:00pm Japan v Australia

August 27
2:30pm Seed 3 v Seed 4 (3rd place game)
5:30pm Seed 1 v Seed 2 (Final)

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