Team USA wins 2011 IBAF 16U Baseball World Championship
USA four-hits Cuba 9-0 in the Finals to defend Title

Panamerican Stadium. Lagos de Moreno. August 28, 2011.

Team USA had defended successfully its title at the 2011 IBAF 16U Baseball World Championship. They shut out Cuba 9-0 in the final game on Sunday afternoon at Panamerican Stadium in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico. It was never the expected close game between the arch rivals, as the United States decided things quickly in the beginning and cruised to an easy victory.

Earlier Japan had beaten Mexico 8-7 one hour earlier in a thrilling bronze medal game. Doubles by Taishi Bamba and Toshiki Fukuda had decided the outcome in the bottom of the seventh inning, as the hosts had to settle for fourth place in the final standings. Chinese Taipei and Venezuela finished in fifth and sixth.

Final Standings

1.) USA
2.) Cuba
3.) Japan
4.) Mexico
5.) Chinese Taipei
6.) Venezuela
7.) Netherlands
8.) Australia
9.) Brazil
10.) Indonesia
11.) Dominican Republic

Individual Awards

Leading Hitter: Bryson Brigman (USA)
Pitcher Best ERA: Shota Tatsuta (Japan)
Pitcher Best W-L: Luis Gohara (Brazil)
Most Runs Batted In: Austin Meadows (USA)
Most Homeruns: Zachary Collins (USA)
Most Runs Scored: Riley Unroe (USA)
Most Stolen Bases: Franklin Barreto (Venezuela)
Outstanding Defensive Player: Zac Shepherd (Australia)
Most Valuable Player: Zachary Collins (USA)

All Star Team

Starting Pitcher: Luis Gohara (Brazil)
Relief Pitcher: Chris Pelaez (USA)
Catcher: Zachary Collins (USA)
First Base: Julian Leon (Mexico)
Second Base: Bryson Brigman (USA)
Third Base: Yoan Moncada (Cuba)
Shortstop: Zac Shepherd (Australia)
Outfield: Austin Meadows (USA)
Outfield: Yu Chang (Chinese Taipei)
Outfield: Leonardo Munhoz (Brazil)

(From IBAF website)