U-12 Baseball World Cup down to six nations as Super Round schedule announced
Day 5 of U-12 World Baseball Cup
Tainan (TPE) -- 30 July 2019 -- Starting with 34 nations in the continental qualifiers, the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup 2019 in Tainan is now down to just six teams, with world No. 1 Japan, No. 4 Chinese Taipei and No. 5 Cuba out of Group A and No. 3 Korea, No. 6 Mexico and No. 9 Venezuela out of Group B still in contention to be crowned baseball's new world champions in the Under-12 category.
Three-time defending U-12 World Champions USA were eliminated in the opening round in Tainan, following one-run losses to Americas rivals Mexico and Venezuela in Group B. Australia, Czech Republic, Fiji, Italy, South Africa and USA will all continue to compete in the 7th-12th Place Round
The last day of round-robin play in group A did not bring surprises. Cuba joined Japan and Chinese Taipei in the super round and starting pitcher Johan Rodriguez celebrated pitching a perfect game.
Games on Day 5
AUS 0-13 VEN, KOR 11-0 ITA, USA 1-2 MEX, RSA 0-15 JPN, CZE 0-5 CUB, FIJ 0-16 TPE