Japan plated 9 runs and sent 13 batters to the plate in the 1st inning as Japan defeated Mexico 11-0 in four innings. Japan secured the second place in the Super Round and tomorrow will be paying the World Championship Game against USA.
Before today’s games, Australia looked like the least likely medal round competitor. With an exceptional 11-run seventh at-bat the Aussie defeated Chinese Taipei and will now contend a bronze medal to Canada in the third-place game on Saturday, 17 August
Mexico needed the win to keep its position in the race for a spot in the medal round. A couple of defensive woes proved costly. Esperanza Coe pitched 1.2 innings to give Puerto Rico a much needed success
The Dominican squad’s announcement follows the recent high-profile appointments of rivals Mexico, Puerto Rico and USA, who named Juan Castro, Juan Gonzalez and Joe Girardi as their respective managers in the WBSC Premier12 major international event, which will feature baseball’s Top 12 ranked nations.
Yeraldine Carrion had a brilliant performance this afternoon striking out 17 batters to win a terrific pitching duel against Yinan Chai, guiding Mexico to its second win in the Super Round. The Mexican team defeated China 1-0, and improved to 2-3.
The defending World Champions manufactured one more shut out win. As they scored on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first, it was clear that their pitchers and defence had all the lead they needed
This article is a full report on the games played during the third day of the placement round: Brazil-Czech Republic, Netherlands-South Africa, Botswana-Ireland, New Zealand-Italy. Inside you will find the links to boxscores
This is a full report on the game played in the third day of the super round: Canada-China, Australia-Puerto Rico, Chinese Taipei-United States, China-Mexico, Australia-Canada, Japan-United States. Inside you’ll find links to full articles and boxscores
China will have a lot to regret about, starting from the three runners stranded with the game tied at two and no one out in the third and ending up with suffering the final out at third with the potential tying run at first. Canada sees the medal round
The USA was not as overpowering as in the previous games but shut out Puerto Rico anyway. Montana Fouts was not perfect as in her first start but allowed only one infield hit in six innings of work while striking out 11