The United States college national team won their Japan five game series 3-2 with a 3-1 game five win. They finished with victories in all the series they played against Cuba, Taiwan and Japan.
Pitching was again the key for the U.S. team. Tyler Holton went four innings allowing just an unearned run in the first inning. Patrick Raby went 3.2 innings and Dallas Woolfolk picked up the save, though he made it exciting by putting two runners on. The United States pitchers combined to strike out 11 Japanese hitters.
The offensive hero was Andrew Vaughn who broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI double in the sixth. He later scored in the inning on a Japanese error. Nick Madrigal contributed an RBI single in the third inning that tied the game 1-1.