The 2017 World Baseball Classic is set to start in March. The Dominican Republic will look to defend the championship, but it’s not going to be an easy task. The powerhouse countries are loaded with talent and the newcomers — Colombia and Israel — are looking to make some waves in their first WBC bids. Take a look at some of the happenings around the WBC in the coming weeks.

Teams

POOL A

POOL B

POOL C

POOL D


Schedule

POOL A (in Seoul)

  • March 6: Israel vs. Korea
  • March 6: Israel vs. Chinese Taipei
  • March 7: Korea vs. Netherlands
  • March 8: Chinese Taipei vs. Netherlands
  • March 8: Netherlands vs. Israel
  • March 9: Korea vs. Chinese Taipei
  • March 10: Tiebreaker Game

POOL B (in Tokyo)

  • March 7: Cuba vs. Japan
  • March 7: China vs. Cuba
  • March 8: Japan vs. Australia
  • March 9: Australia vs. China
  • March 9: Australia vs. Cuba
  • March 10: China vs. Japan
  • March 11: Tiebreaker Game

POOL C (in Miami)

  • March 9: Canada vs. Dominican Republic
  • March 10: Colombia vs. USA
  • March 11: Colombia vs. Canada
  • March 11: USA vs. Dominican Republic
  • March 12: Dominican Republic vs. Colombia
  • March 12: Canada vs. USA
  • March 13: Tiebreaker Game

POOL D (in Jalisco)

  • March 9: Mexico vs. Italy
  • March 10: Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico
  • March 11: Venezuela vs. Italy
  • March 11: Puerto Rico vs. Mexico
  • March 12: Italy vs. Puerto Rico
  • March 12: Mexico vs. Venezuela
  • March 13: Possible Tiebreaker

SECOND ROUND POOL E (in Tokyo)

  • March 11: POOL B Runner-Up vs. POOL A Winner
  • March 12: POOL B Winner vs. POOL A Runner-Up
  • March 13: POOL A Runner-Up vs. POOL A Winner
  • March 14: POOL B Runner-Up vs. POOL B Winner
  • March 14: POOL A Runner-Up vs. POOL B Runner-Up
  • March 15: POOL A Winner vs. POOL B Winner
  • March 16: Tiebreaker Game

SECOND ROUND POOL F (in San Diego)

  • March 14: POOL C Winner vs. POOL D Winner
  • March 15: POOL D Runner-Up vs. POOL C Runner-Up
  • March 16: POOL D Runner-Up vs. POOL C Winner
  • March 17: POOL C Runner-Up vs. POOL D Winner
  • March 18: POOL D Winner vs. POOL D Runner-Up
  • March 18: POOL C Winner vs. POOL C Runner-Up
  • March 19: Tiebreaker Game

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND (in Los Angeles)

  • March 20: POOL F Winner vs. POOL E Runner-Up
  • March 21: POOL F Runner-Up vs. POOL E Winner
  • March 22: Semi 2 Winner vs. Semi 1 Winner
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Posted by Ryan Gaydos

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the LA Sports Pulse. When I'm not doing that or asleep, I am running FoxNews.com's homepage. Follow me on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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