Under 18 World Cup Results

Myworld is back. We’ve been a little busy the past week but the postings will begin again with a review of the Under 18 results. Not a lot of nail biters in the openers of the 18 and under. Four of the six games were ended by the slaughter rule. IBAF has still not posted the rosters.

United States 11 Czech Republic 1

The defending champion United States erupted for seven runs in the first two innings and then scored three in the seventh frame to end the game early. Austin Bergner went six innings and struck out nine to get the win for the United States. Six Czech errors gave the United States nine unearned runs, three errors occurring in the five run first. Amditis drove in three runs for the United States to lead the offense while Bakst slugged two doubles.

Japan 14 Brazil 0

Shotaro Ueno limited Brazil to just two hits in his six innings of work, cruising after Japan scored four runs in the opening frame, then nine in the last two innings to invoke the slaughter rule. Brazilian pitchers were a little wild with 10 walks. Katsumata drove in three runs and Okoye scored three runs from the leadoff spot for Japan.

Canada 6 Taiwan 2

Canada surprised Taiwan 6-2 with Josh Burgmann getting the win with his seven innings of three hit ball. Josh Naylor boomed a triple as one of his three hits on the day, driving in two runs and scoring twice.

Cuba 4 Italy 1

This was the closest match of the day. Cuba used two solo shots by Robert to squeeze out a victory over Italy. Yosiel Serrano went the first six innings to get the win while Pablo Guillen pitched the last three innings of hitless relief to pick up the save. Michele Pomponi limited Cuba to just one run in the first five innings. Robert hit a solo shot in the sixth to break a 1-1 tie and send Cuba on their way to victory. Italy could only muster one hit after the first inning after they scored a run on two hits in the opening frame.

Australia 10 Mexico 0

Mexico fell apart in the fifth, allowing six runs after committing three errors and walking two, allowing Australia to rumble to a seven inning slaughter. Lachlan Wells pitched the first five innings for Australia to get the win.

South Korea 17 South Africa 2

W. Choi walked twice, smashing a leadoff homer for Korea and later adding a triple to lead the Korean offense to a crooked number onslaught in a game ended after five innings. Hwang also hit a homerun and J.Lee drove in four runs and scored three times on a 2 for 2 day with one walk.

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