The super round of the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup opened in Gijang, Korea, on Thursday, 5 September. This is a full recap of the three games played on Day 1. Links will lead you to the tournament page for full reports, boxscores, statistics and a selection of the best pictures.

The USA beat Australia, 2-1, with a walk-off base hit by catcher Drew Romo in the bottom of the ninth. Australia had just tied the game on an RBI-double that initially was ruled a home run. The call was reversed by the on-field video review.

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Chinese Taipei outhit the hosts Korea and won 7-2. Second baseman Lee Hao Yu went 3 for 3 and shortstop Cheng Tsung Che went 2 for 4. Starting pitcher Chen Po Yu gave his National Team six strong innings and earned the win.

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Yasunobu Okugawa was all the scouts expected. His fastball touched 152 KMs (94 miles) per hour and his sweeping breaking ball provoked a number of swings and misses. Canada found the way to take the lead against him in the top of the fourth on a home run by Owen Diodati. Japan came from behind, reversed the lead one inning later and went on to defeat Canada, 5-1.

Super round Day 1