Japan and Venezuela go undefeated to finish atop their respective groups.
The World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced the Super Round schedule for the II WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2018, following 30 Opening Round games in Barranquilla and Monteria, Colombia.
World No. 2 Japan, No. 6 Mexico and No. 5 Chinese Taipei claimed Group A’s three available places in the Super Round. Defending U-23 World Champions Japan went undefeated (5-0) to win the Group, while Mexico (4-1) and Chinese Taipei (2-3) finished in second- and third-place, respectively.
In Group B, No. 11 Venezuela, No. 12 Dominican Republic and No. 3 Republic of Korea have advanced to the Super Round. Venezuela swept the group in Monteria with a perfect 5-0 record, while Dominican Republic (3-2) and Korea (3-2) placed second and third.
No. 7 Netherlands, No. 16 Colombia, and No. 26 South Africa from Group A and No. 8 Australia, No. 10 Puerto Rico and No. 18 Czech Republic from Group B will continue in the 7th-12th Place Round in Monteria.
Thursday, 25 October:
(Visitor vs. Home Team)
- No. 3 Korea vs. No. 2 Japan at 10:00 a.m.
- No. 5 Chinese Taipei vs. No. 12 Dominican Republic at 3:00 p.m.
- No. 6 Mexico vs. No. 11 Venezuela at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 26 October:
- No. 5 Chinese Taipei vs. No. 3 Korea at 10:00 a.m.
- No. 11 Venezuela vs. No. 2 Japan at 3:00 p.m.
- No. 12 Dominican Republic vs. No. 6 Mexico at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, 27 October:
- No. 12 Dominican Republic vs. No 2 Japan at 10:00 a.m.
- No. 5 Chinese Taipei vs. No. 11 Venezuela at 3:00 p.m.
- No. 3 Korea vs. No. 6 Mexico at 8:00 p.m.
SUPER ROUND STANDINGS
For the elite Super round, standings have been updated, removing all Opening Round games played against eliminated teams (only wins-losses among the Super Group opponents are factored into the standings).
- JPN 2-0
- VEN 2-0
- DOM 1-1
- MEX 1-1
- TPE 0-2
- KOR 0-2