Netherlands first Team in Baseball World Cup Final
Cuba or Canada to be Opponent – Decision on Friday

October 13, Aguadulce, Panama. With one day left on the schedule of the second round, the first team clinched a spot in the 2011 IBAF Baseball World Cup Final. The Netherlands surprised Cuba and handed the record champion its first loss in the tournament. The Dutch team will play for Gold for the first time in history. Only two more teams have the chance to reach the finals.

Cuba and Canada remain in the race with the winner of their matchup to join the Netherlands in the finals. Canada had celebrated a pair of shutouts on Thursday to keep hopes alive. Panama on the other hand is out for the Gold Medal. They dropped a tight contest to Korea in the evening.

Canada 7 – Venezuela 0, USA 2 – Australia 1, Netherlands 2 – Australia 1, Canada 4 – Korea 0, Panama 4 – Korea 5, Cuba 1 – Netherlands 4

2nd Round Standings as of October 13
1) Netherlands 5-1 2) Cuba 4-1 3) Canada 4-2 4) USA 2-3 5) Panama 2-3 6) Korea 2-4 7) Australia 2-4 8) Venezuela 1-4