USA, Australia enjoy big wins, Chinese Taipei will play final despite loss

USA, Australia enjoy big wins, Chinese Taipei will play final despite loss

The USA earned the right to defend their World Title with a comeback win against the hosts Korea. Australia eliminated Japan and will compete with Korea for a bronze medal

The four-time World Champions USA will defend their Title in the final of the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup against Chinese Taipei.

The USA and Chinese Taipei will compete in the final

The USA came from behind. The four-time defending World Champions erased a five-run deficit and defeated Korea, 8-5. Reliever Alejandro Rosario was the hero of the day. He gave his National team 7.2 innings and he didn’t allow an earned run. Nolan Mc Lean had two hits and took care of the final three outs. Robert Hassell got the comeback started with a two-run home run.


Australia beat Japan, 4-1, and eliminated the Samurai. Starting pitcher Brendan Bidois allowed one run as he hit one batter and gave up one hit. He then went through seven innings allowing only two more hits. Jack Lee took care of four outs and Kieren Hall got the last two, the final one on strikes.


Chinese Taipei knew that the result was not going to influence the outcome of its tournament. Canada’s line up was still pretty impressive. The North Americans combined 17 hits, with as many as six players enjoying a multi-hit night. Canada earned the first win of the super round beating Chinese Taipei, 12-7.


Australia will face Korea in the third-place final

A thunderstorm delayed the first two games of the last day of the super round. WBSC Technical Commission decided to move all the games of super round Day 3 to fields two and three.

placement round Day 3

The main field was not safe enough to host games on the final day of the super round

The standings after super round Day 3

Go behind the scenes of super round Day 3