First Round at 12U Baseball World Cup concludes on Thursday
Eight teams already qualified for Quarterfinals

Taipei City. On Thursday the first round at the II 12U Baseball World Cup will be concluded with six games. In the morning Korea squares off with the United States, while Brazil takes on the Philippines and Venezuela plays against Panama. In the afternoon Japan clashes with Mexico and Russia faces Hong Kong. In the evening Italy tries to upset host Chinese Taipei.

The quarterfinals will be played on Friday with the top four teams of each preliminary round pool to qualify for the final phase. The participants are already decided with Japan, Chinese Taipei, Brazil and Mexico advancing to the next round out of Pool A. From Pool B Venezuela, the USA, Korea and Panama are qualified for the quarters.

On Wednesday play resumed following the rest day. For the Czech Republic and Pakistan the tournament ended with losses to Mexico respective Venezuela. Additionally Brazil edged out Italy, Panama beat Hong Kong, Team USA defeated Russia and Chinese Taipei held off the Philippines.


Group A
1) Japan 5-0
2) Chinese Taipei 4-1
3) Brazil 3-2
4) Mexico 3-2
5) Italy 2-3
6) Czech Republic 1-5
7) Philippines 0-5

Group B
1) Venezuela 5-0
2) Korea 4-1
2) USA 4-1
4) Panama 3-2
5) Hong Kong 1-4
5) Russia 1-4
7) Pakistan 0-6


Thursday, July 25, 2013

10:00 Brazil – Philippines (Shing-Sheng)
10:00 Korea – USA (Tien-Mou)
10:00 Venezuela – Panama (Youth Park)
14:00 Japan – Mexico (Tien-Mou)
14:00 Russia – Hong Kong (Youth Park)
18:30 Italy – Chinese Taipei (Tien-Mou)
(local times)

Photo : 20130720 Japan vs Chinese Taipei 12U BWC

(From IBAF Website)