Day-3 U-12 Baseball World Cup 2017
The much anticipated matchup between the Asia powers Chinese Taipei and Japan of the U-12 Baseball World Cup was postoponed because of heavy rain. The game will be played on Wednesday 2 August, the only rest day in the tournament.
Starting time will be decided at the end of the qualifying round. Rain is supposed to affect the Tainan area until Monday 31 July in the morning and it cannot be excluded that more games will be postponed
Defending champions the United States kept their 100 per cent record intact at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Under-12 Baseball World Cup in Taiwan thanks to a huge 27-6 win over South Korea.
The Americans were in fine form as they eased through the Group B clash at the Tainan Municipal Stadium, to clinch a third successive victory.
They quickly opened up a 10-0 lead and the contest was ended in the fourth inning on the mercy rule.
Nicaragua sit second in Group B after their 10-2 win over regional rivals Panama, who drop to third.
Australia claimed an opening success by beating Germany, who are yet to get off the mark, 10-2.
In Group A, Mexico top the standings after making it three wins from three.
They defeated the Czech Republic 18-3 to keep up their good form in the boys' tournament.
There was also a victory for Brazil who beat winless South Africa 10-0.