II U-23 Baseball World Cup

2018-10-19 - 2018-10-28

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6-nation Super Round set for WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier


PANAMA CITY, Panama – The Super Round of the Pan American U-23 Baseball Championship 2017 has been set, as the field has been cut from 12 to 6 nations following an exciting five-day Opening Round that showcased the elite and competitive level of baseball’s strongest continent.

Group A: Host/No. 15 Panama finished atop a three-way tie with No. 6 Mexico and No. 16 Dominican Republic. All three nations finished the Opening Round with four wins and one loss. These three nations will now play head-to-head against top three from Group B in the Super Round.

Group B: No. 9 Venezuela won the group, with No. 11 Puerto Rico taking the second seed and No. 5 Cuba grabbing the third spot. All games among these three nations were very tightly contested, low-scoring games decided by two runs (VEN 2-0 CUB, VEN 3-1 PUR, PUR 3-1 CUB).

The top four nations — the Americas U-23 champion and 2nd to 4th Place finishers — will advance to the play for the world title at next year’s WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup.

For the Super Round, nations will carry over their Opening Round head-to-head records against each other, as wins/losses against eliminated nations are not considered. This is the same format applied in the WBSC Baseball World Cups.

Super Round Standings

  • VEN 2-0 (defeated CUB and PUR)
  • DOM 1-1 (defeated PAN, lost to MEX)
  • MEX 1-1 (defeated DOM, lost to PAN)
  • PAN 1-1 (defeated MEX, lost to DOM)
  • PUR 1-1 (defeated CUB, lost to VEN)
  • CUB 0-2 (Lost to PUR and VEN)

Super Round Schedule – Group A versus Group B

Wed, 29 Nov

  • MEX v PUR at 2:00p
  • DOM v VEN at 2:00p
  • CUB v PAN at 7:00p

Thu, 30 Nov

  • CUB v DOM at 2:00p
  • MEX v VEN at 2:00p
  • PUR v PAN at 7:00p

Fri, 1 Dec

  • DOM v PUR at 2:00p
  • CUB v MEX at 2:00p
  • VEN v PAN at 7:00p

Saturday, 2 December, will be a rest day, before the Finals on Sunday.

Final Opening Round Standings

Group A Group B
PAN 4-1 VEN 4-1
MEX 4-1 PUR 4-1
DOM 4-1 CUB 3-2
HON 2-3 BRA 2-3
CRC 1-4 COL 2-3
PER 0-5 ARG 0-5

No. 17 Colombia, No. 18 Brazil, No. 21 Argentina, No. 40 Peru, No. 65 Honduras and unranked Costa Rica will continue in the 7th-12 Place Round.