Chinese Taipei and Korea offered 3,178 fans what was probably the best baseball of the VI WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup. The hosts won and play for bronze against the Dominican Republic to open the final matchday at 14:00 local time on Sunday.
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 RESULT
USA-Venezuela 12-7 BOX RESULT
Chinese Taipei 3-2 Korea BOX RESULT
Final score of the super round: United States 5-0; Venezuela 3-2; Chinese Taipei 2-2; Dominican Republic 2-3; Korea 1-3; Mexico 1-4
Placement round day 3
Japan 18-0 Italy (4 innings) BOX RESULT
Czech Republic – South Africa 6:0 BOX RESULT
Status of the placement round: 7. Japan 8th. Panama 9. Czech Republic 10. Italy 11. South Africa
Chinese Taipei–Korea 3-2
Chinese Taipei came from behind to beat Korea and earn the right to play the bronze medal against the Dominican Republic on Sunday.
Shortstop Woochan Jung found left-handed starter Pin Han Gao to give Korea a 2-0 lead against Chinese Taipei.
Chinese Taipei extended the lead at the end of the first team with a solo home run from second baseman En Chen. It was the first goal conceded by Korea’s starter Seungwoo An.
Po Yuan Chuang hit a bases-loaded double in the bottom third of the third match worth two runs that reversed the lead.
Shao Hsian Chieng conquers the hill and pulls out the last three for Chinese Taipei.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA- Venezuela 12-7
The United States defeated Venezuela 12-7 to secure home field advantage for Sunday’s World Cup game.
Jonah Saken met Venezuela’s starter José Lobo on the third pitch.
Anthony Frausto added a solo recording.
Dylan Mercado hit a two-out home run. The USA leads after one with 4:0.
Venezuela came back against Hibiki Suzuki. Third baseman Ayverson Torrealba connected the game with a three-run homer.
James Strout returned the lead to USA with a two-RBI single at the bottom of the frame.
Daniel Perez greeted Major Ciers with a home run to make it a 6-5 game.
An RBI double from right fielder Trent O’Malley and an RBI single from midfielder Anthony Ramon Carlin put the USA 8-5 by the end 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 advantage of a bad day by Mexico’s pitching staff to win their last game of the super round 9-2 and go up to 2-3.
The Dominican Republic didn’t need a goal to score the first half of the game.
Shortstop Alfredo Magana reached Dominican starter Cesar Altagracia with a single to the left to tie the game by one in the bottom of the first.
At the top of third place, the Dominican Republic met successor Jason Perez and turned the lead.
New pitcher Leonardo Garza was also quickly taken down as he conceded a few hits and a walk only to get an out.
After making three mistakes early in the game, the Dominican Republic started to play some defense.
Mexico extended their lead at the top of the fifth thanks to base hits from shortstop Sterlin de Los Santos and left fielder Marlon Polanco.
The Dominican Republic added an insurance run in sixth place, hit by catcher Miguel Collado.