WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup Day 1: Chinese Taipei walks it off, easy wins for Mexico and USA

WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup Day 1: Chinese Taipei walks it off, easy wins for Mexico and USA
29/07/2022
The hosts were trailing 3-1 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth and came back to win. The US hit eight home runs and beat the Czech Republic, 24-0. Mexico needed only four at-bats to score 15 runs on 14 hits. Venezuela got a forfeit victory against Italy.

There were no surprises on Day 1 of the VI WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup.

Mexico-South Africa 15-0 (4 innings) BOX SCORE
USA-Czech Republic 24-0 (4 innings) BOX SCORE
Venezuela-Italy 6-0 (forfeit)
Chinese Taipei-Panama 4-3 BOX SCORE
THE STANDINGS

Panama 3-4 Chinese Taipei

The defending champions, Chinese Taipei, opened their U-12 Baseball World Cup against Panama.

Panama scored early and took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth. With two outs, the hosts took advantage of defensive woes and a struggling bullpen. They won on a two-out base hit by third baseman En Chen. READ MORE.

Watch the pre-tournament interview with Chinese Taipei manager Lai Chao Jung

Panama's manager has also high expectations

USA 24-0 Czechia

USA designated hitter Jordan Leon hit the first home run of the VI WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup, and the United States took an early lead over the Czech Republic.

The US offence combined for 20 hits, including 8 home runs, and won it in four innings. READ MORE

The two National Teams have different goals in the tournament.

The USA are in Tainan to win. Watch the pre-tournament interview with manager Ray Farrell.

Czech manager Matous Prochazka is aware he is facing the best teams and players in the world. Watch the interview.

Mexico 15-0 South Africa

Mexico didn't waste any time and scored two runs in the bottom of the first. They didn't need to look back, scoring 15 runs on 14 hits in 4 at-bats. READ MORE

South Africa's manager Ian Griebenow believes his team is in Tainan to learn from the best. Watch the pre-tournament interview.

Mexico's manager Juan Morales has a mission: he wants to lead his team to a World Championship

Venezuela vs Italy

The WBSC Technical Commission forfeited the game between Italy and Venezuela. The Italian roster didn't comply with the Health & Safety Protocol that the WBSC, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and the Local Health Authorities agreed on to protect the health of the participating players, coaches and officials.