USA wins XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship
Fujinami and Mori of Japan Received Best Starting Pitcher and Catcher Award of All Star Team

Seoul (Korea). The United States have won the XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship for the first time since 1999, when they beat host Chinese Taipei in the finals. At Mokdong Stadium on Saturday evening in Seoul, Korea they downed Canada 6-2 in the Gold Medal Game. Led by a combined four RBI of Jeremy Martinez and Reese McGuire Team USA decided the showdown against their neighbors from the north.

Earlier on the day Korea defeated Japan 3-0 behind strong pitching of Geon Wook Lee and a homerun of Dae Young Yoon to finish in fifth place. Chinese Taipei won the Bronze Medal Game against Colombia by a score of 4-1 thanks to Jen Ho Tseng and his 12 strikeouts in a complete game.

Final Standings

1) USA
2) Canada
3) Chinese Taipei
4) Colombia
5) Korea
6) Japan
7) Panama
8) Venezuela
9) Australia
10) Italy
11) Netherlands
12) Czech Republic

All Star Team

Best Starting Pitcher: Shintaro Fujinami (JPN)
Best Relief Pitcher: Jen Ho Tseng (TPE)
Catcher: Tomoya Mori (JPN)
First Baseman: Chih Chieh Su (TPE)
Second Baseman: Kyle Hann (CAN)
Third Baseman: Jesse Hodges (CAN)
Shortstop: Christian Arroyo (USA)
Outfielder: Jun Suk Song (KOR)
Outfielder: Elliot Hargreaves (CAN)
Outfielder: Cristian Cano (COL)
Designated Hitter: Jeremy Martinez (USA)
Individual Awards

Most Valuable Player: Christian Arroyo (USA)
Leading Hitter: Young Jin Young (KOR)
Pitcher Best ERA: Garrett Williams (USA)
Pitcher Best Win/Loss Average: Su Min Lee (KOR)
Most Runs Batted In: Christian Arroyo (USA)
Most Home Runs: Mitchell Triolo (CAN)
Most Stolen Bases: Ryan Boldt (USA)
Most Runs Scored: Ryan Boldt (USA)
Outstanding Defensive Player: Tzu Wei Lin (TPE)

(From IBAF Website)