Four nations earned a berth in the next WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup, after the conclusion of the Pan American Championship held in Aguascalientes, Mexico. World No. 1 USA, No. 5 Mexico, No. 4 Cuba and No.11 Venezuela secured a spot in next year’s global event, being the top four teams in the Americas.

The three-time World Champion USA went unbeaten to claim the title at the nine-days Pan American Championship, with a 10-2 victory over the host team in the finale. Christian Hamilton and Paul Dominguez homered for USA, while Kibru Pam claimed the victory in 5 innings of work, with 3 hits and 4 strikeouts.

It marks the first time USA has won the tournament after finishing runner-up in 2014 and 2016. For the third place, Cuba defeated Venezuela, 9-7.

The four qualified teams will join Chinese Taipei, Korea, Japan (Asia); Italy and Czech Republic (Europe) in the 12-teams global contest. Another two nations will come from continental qualifiers (one from Africa, and one from Oceania); while the last spot will be given through a wild card.

Final Standings

  1. United States
  2. Mexico
  3. Cuba
  4. Venezuela
  5. Panama
  6. Nicaragua
  7. Colombia
  8. Brazil
  9. Aruba
  10. Dominican Republic
  11. Argentina
  12. Honduras

 All tournament team

  • First Baseman: Dean Moss (USA)
  • Second Baseman: Brock Thompson (USA)
  • Third Baseman: Carlos Miguel Villalobos (COL)
  • Short Stop: Denilso Aguila (CUB)
  • Right Fielder: Leonardo Nicolao (BRA)
  • Center Fielder: Ricardo Orozco (MEX)
  • Left Fielder: David Guzman (VEN)
  • Pitcher: Luis Sarabia (MEX)
  • Catcher: Kailand Halstead (USA)