ESPN will broadcast U23 baseball World Cup from Mexico

ESPN will broadcast, in English and Spanish and on various channels, all the games of the U23 Baseball World Cup, which will be played in two cities in Sonora, Mexico, from September 23 to October 2.

Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora, will host Group B and the Super Round, while Ciudad Obregón will host Group A and the qualifying round that will determine the places from 7 to 12. The grand final for the title will be played on Saturday, October 2 in Hermosillo, reported the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC).

ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 and ESPN + will split the nine-day championship matches. The clashes to determine the first three places will go through ESPN Deportes.

Germany, Cuba, Mexico, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic and Taiwan form Group A, while Colombia, South Korea, Nicaragua, the Netherlands, Panama and Venezuela form Group B. All group members will face each other in the first round, to determine the six countries that will advance to the Super Round.

Previously, the WBSC had approved expanding the age limit of participating players to 24, due to the delay in the assembly of the tournament as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Players born between 1997 and 2003 will be eligible to integrate the national teams.

ESPN broadcast all America’s qualifier matches and the WBSC playoffs for the Tokyo Olympics. In addition, the world leader in sports has had the first four editions of the World Baseball Classic, organized by the WBSC, the American Major Leagues and the Major League Baseball Association (MLBPA), among other events.