Make-Up Games & 2nd Round Schedule announced

04/09/2012

Seoul (Korea). Thanks to another rainy day at the IBAF XXV 18U Baseball World Championship on Tuesday some schedule juggling was necessary by the Technical Commission of the International Baseball Federation and the organizers of the tournament. Additionally the schedule for the second round and the classification round for the places 7th to 12th were announced, […]

Seoul (Korea). Thanks to another rainy day at the IBAF XXV 18U Baseball World Championship on Tuesday some schedule juggling was necessary by the Technical Commission of the International Baseball Federation and the organizers of the tournament. Additionally the schedule for the second round and the classification round for the places 7th to 12th were announced, which starts on Wednesday.

In the morning in Game #5 Panama will face Canada at Mokdong Stadium and in Game #6 USA takes on Australia at Jamsil, trying to make up two of the four rainouts on Tuesday. Both games are scheduled to start at 10:30am. These two games are necessary to determine the last two participants of the second round. The winner of Panama vs. Canada will be in the second round. In the second matchup Australia’s and Colombia’s fate will be decided. If the team from Down Under prevails against the United States they will advance, otherwise Colombia moves up.

Overall the top three teams each from Group A and B will advance to the second round, trying to reach the Gold Medal Game after another round robin. Korea and the United States from Group A and Japan and Chinese Taipei from Group B are already qualified for the second round.

The games Chinese Taipei vs. Italy and Netherlands vs. Korea, which were rained out on Tuesday afternoon will be cancelled and won’t be made up.

When the first round is finished with Wednesday’s morning games, the second round will start in the afternoon. Korea will square off with Chinese Taipei at 2pm at Jamsil Stadium (home team determined following the completion of the first round). At Mokdong Stadium Japan will either face Colombia (2pm if USA wins Game #6) or Australia (5pm if Australia wins Game #6).

In the evening Panama or Canada (based on outcome of Game #5) will open the second round at Jamsil Stadium against the United States at 6:30pm (home team to be determined).

Additionally the first of three classification games will be played on Wednesday, when the Czech Republic (home based on coin flip) and the Netherlands play for 11th place in the final standings. This game will start either at 6:30pm or 8:30pm at Mokdong Stadium, pending the outcome of Game #6 in the morning and the consequences to the schedule afterwards.

All the other second round games, starting on Friday will be played at Mokdong Stadium with a detailed schedule see below. The classification games for 9th and 7th place in the final standings will be played on Thursday at 10am respective 2pm local time at Gueui ballpark.

On Tuesday only the games Japan vs. Czech Republic (7-0) and Venezuela vs. Colombia (2-7) were completed following lengthy rain delays.

Schedule September 4 to 8, 2012:

5 Sep. 5(Wed) 10:30 B PAN vs CAN Mokdong
6 A USA vs AUS Jamsil
34 14:00 C KOR vs TPE Jamsil home team TBD
35 C JPN vs COL Mokdong if USA wins game 6
35 17:00 C JPN vs AUS Mokdong if AUS wins game 6
36 18:30 C PAN/CAN vs USA Jamsil home team TBD
33 18:30 or 20:30 D CZE vs NED Mokdong time TBD / Game for 11th
37 Sep. 6(Thu) 10:00 C CAN/PAN vs AUS/COL Mokdong home team TBD
32 10:00 D 5th Group A vs 5th Group B Gueui home team TBD / Game for 9th
39 14:00 C USA vs TPE Mokdong home team TBD
31 14:00 D 4th Group A vs 4th Group A Gueui home team TBD / Game for 7th
38 18:05 C JPN vs KOR Mokdong home team TBD
40 Sep. 7(Fri) 10:00 C TPE vs AUS/COL Mokdong home team TBD
41 14:00 C KOR vs CAN/PAN Mokdong home team TBD
42 18:05 C JPN vs USA Mokdong home team TBD
43 Sep. 8(Sat) 10:00 5th vs 6th Mokdong 5-6th
44 14:00 3rd vs 4th Mokdong 3-4th
45 18:00 1st vs 2nd Mo