VI WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup Day 9: USA, Venezuela will play for the World Title; Chinese Taipei, Dominican Republic for bronze

VI WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup Day 9: USA, Venezuela will play for the World Title; Chinese Taipei, Dominican Republic for bronze
The U-12 Baseball World Cup will have a new champion, either undefeated United States or South American powerhouse Venezuela. Defending champion Chinese Taipei will play the Dominican Republic, who are making their debut in the event, for bronze.

Chinese Taipei and Korea offered to 3,178 fans arguably the best baseball of the VI WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup. The hosts won and will play for bronze against the Dominican Republic to open Sunday's final day at 14:00 local time.

The United States will be the home team in the final against Venezuela at 18:00 local time.

Super Round Day 3

Dominican Republic-Mexico 9-2 BOX SCORE
USA-Venezuela 12-7 BOX SCORE
Chinese Taipei-Korea 3-2 BOX SCORE

Super Round final standings: USA 5-0; Venezuela 3-2; Chinese Taipei 2-2; Dominican Republic 2-3; Korea 1-3; Mexico 1-4

Placement Round Day 3

Japan-Italy 18-0 (4 innings) BOX SCORE
Czechia- South Africa 6-0 BOX SCORE

Placement Round Standings: 7. Japan 8. Panama 9. Czechia 10. Italy 11. South Africa

Chinese Taipei-Korea 3-2

Chinese Taipei came from behind to beat Korea and earn the right to play for bronze against the Dominican Republic on Sunday.

Shortstop Woochan Jung homered off left-handed starter Pin Han Gao and gave Korea a 2-0 lead against Chinese Taipei in the top of the first.

Chinese Taipei cut the lead in the bottom of the first with a solo home run by second baseman En Chen. It was the first hit allowed by Korea's starter Seungwoo An.

Po Yuan Chuang hit a bases-loaded double in the bottom of the third worth two runs that reversed the lead.

Shao Hsian Chieng takes the mound and got the final three out for Chinese Taipei.


USA- Venezuela 12-7

The United States defeated Venezuela, 12-7, and earned home field advantage for Sunday's World Championship game.

Jonah Saken homered on the third pitch by Venezuela's starter José Lobo.

Antohony Frausto added a solo shot.

Dylan Mercado hit a two-out home run. The United States lead 4-0 after one.

Venezuela came back against Hibiki Suzuki. Third baseman Ayverson Torrealba tied the game with a three-run homer run.

James Strout gave the lead back to the US with a two-RBI single in the bottom of the frame..

Daniel Perez welcomed reliever Major Ciers with a home run to make it a 6-5 game.

An RBI double by right fielder Trent O'Malley and an RBI single by center fielder Anthony Ramon Carlin took USA's lead to 8-5 in the bottom of the fourth.

Jordan Leon and Daniel Perez added home runs to seal the final score at 12-7.


Dominican Republic-Mexico 9-2

The Dominican Republic took full advantage of a bad day by Mexico's pitching staff to win 9-2 their final game of the Super Round and improve to 2-3.

The Dominican Republic didn't need a hit to score the first run of the game.

Shortstop Alfredo Magana got to Dominican starter Cesar Altagracia with a single to left to tie the game at one in the bottom of the first.

In the top of the third, the Dominican Republic got to reliever Jason Perez and reversed the lead.

New pitcher Leonardo Garza was also quickly done, as he allowed a couple of hits and a walk to get only one out.

After making three errors early in the game, the Dominican Republic started playing some defence.

Mexico extended the lead in the top of the fifth thanks to base hits by shortstop Sterlin de Los Santos and left fielder Marlon Polanco.

The Dominican Republic added an insurance run on a base hit by catcher Miguel Collado in the sixth.