USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil qualify for WBSC U-15 Women’s Softball World Cup

USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil qualify for WBSC U-15 Women’s Softball World Cup
09/04/2023
World No. 1 USA defeated No. 6 Mexico in the Pan American Championship final, and claimed the first ever continental event in this age bracket.

World No. 1 USA, No. 6 Mexico, No. 5 Puerto Rico and No. 18 Brazil advanced to the inaugural edition of the WBSC U-15 Women’s Softball World Cup after the conclusion of the category’s Pan American Championship on Saturday. USA defeated Mexico in the Pan American Championship final, 9-0, and claimed the first ever continental title in this age bracket played in Lima, Peru.

After the conclusion of the Super Round, USA (5-0), Mexico (4-1), Puerto Rico (3-2) and Brazil (1-4) moved to the medal games. Brazil came out victorious from a triple-tie with world No. 22 Venezuela and No. 19 Peru to clinch the last Americas spot in the World Cup. Puerto Rico defeated Brazil, 5-2, in the bronze medal game.

The first WBSC U-15 Women’s Softball World Cup is scheduled to be played from 21-29 October in Tokyo, Japan, at the Komazawa Olympic Park Sports Complex, a legacy of the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games. 

U-15 Softball World Cup Qualified Teams

The four American nations join host and world No. 2 Japan, No. 7 Czechia, No. 8 Italy and No. 28 New Zealand in the tournament. The Asia qualifier for the World Cup will be staged in Puli, Taiwan, from 13-17 June. The top-two teams in the final standings will qualify for the World Cup.

A total of 10 nations participated in the Pan Am Championship:

  1. USA
  2. Mexico
  3. Puerto Rico
  4. Brazil
  5. Venezuela
  6. Peru
  7. Colombia
  8. Argentina
  9. Ecuador
  10. Team WBSC