There were a couple of first wins and also three first losses in U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 3. The most relevant affected the USA and their 18-game streak in the U-18 Baseball World Cup, dating back to 2015.
Here you find a full report on the six games played at Dream Ballpark in Gijang, Korea. The links inside will lead you to the tournament page for full reports, boxscores and statistics.
Japan is the only undefeated team after U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 3. Samurai beat the USA, 16-7, at the end of a game definitely influenced by bad weather.
Chinese Taipei made a huge step towards the super round as they defeated Spain, 5-4. After trailing for most of the game, Spain came just one run short from tying it in the top of the eighth.
The tournament has been so far a rollercoaster of emotions for the hosts Korea. The game against Canada was no exception. Korea won, 8-5, thanks to a six-run first at-bat and despite 17 Canadian hits. It was the first loss for Canada.
The Netherlands relied on a great day by left fielder Darryll Collins. The Kansas City Royals prospect hit a home run and had three RBIs as the Dutch beat Nicaragua, 4-2, to enjoy their first win.
A six-run second inning set the pace for Australia, that went on to defeat China, 13-2 in seven innings.