This is a full recap of the six games played in WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 2. Links will direct you to the tournament page for full report, boxscores, statistics and more photos.
After suffering a tough loss against Japan, Spain came back to outscore Panama, 12-3.
The offence was all over five pitchers and 17-year old Marc Civit, the son of legendary pitcher Xavier, earned the win pitching three innings in relief. Spain may well be the surprise of the tournament.
There was no surprise as Japan outscored South Africa, 19-0
Center fielder Pete Crow-Armstrong stopped a comeback robbing clean-up hitter Lee Hao Yu of an easy extra-base hit, possibly a home run, and the USA went on to defeat Chinese Taipei, 8-1.
Canada went hitless for three innings against The Netherlands, then got to starter Scott Prinsi with back to back home runs by 2019 MLB draft picks Ryan Leitch (Cincinnati Reds) and Owen Diodati (Toronto Blue Jays). Canada went on to win it 11-0 in 7 innings.
A rare defensive error in the bottom of the fourth gave a chance to score to Australia. One run was all the Aussie needed to defeat the hosts Korea, 1-0, at the end of a pitching duel.
Nicaragua used a four-run second at-bat to beat China, 6-3, and earn the second win in the tournament.