IBAF 15U World Cup: Day 9 Aug. 9, 2014
Team Japan Defeats Italy: 4–0. Securing 7th Place by winning all 4 games of consolation round. Cuba, USA to meet in 15U Baseball World Cup gold medal final
Japan kept its unbeaten record in the second round with a 4-0 shutout over Italy. Team Nippon will end the event in seventh place, while Italy has to settle for 12th. A four-run fourth decided the outcome. Ryoma Akie, Katsuhiro Kobayashi, Koki Chikamoto and Keito Takeuchi kept Italy to four hits in seven scoreless innings.