II U-23 Baseball World Cup

2018-10-19 - 2018-10-28

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II U-23 Baseball World Cup - Official Payoff

No. 9 Venezuela defeats No. 6 Mexico to win inaugural Pan Am U-23 Baseball Championship


PANAMA CITY, Panama – No. 9 Venezuela defeated No. 6 Mexico, 3-1, in the finale of the 54-game Pan American U-23 Baseball Championship, becoming the inaugural champions of the Americas in the category.

Joscar Alvarez’s 3-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning was the difference.

Julian Ornelas (Diablos Rojos del Mexico – LMB) had given the Mexican National Team a 1-0 lead in the top of the 2nd inning, launching a solo home run off Venezuelan National Team winning pitcher Jose Rodriguez (Los Angeles Angels Class A – MLB).

Venezuela swept through the Super Round and finished with an overall record of 8-1, while Mexico finished 6-3.

WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2018

The top four finishers from the Pan Am U-23 Championship — Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic – will be among the 12 nations battling for the world title at the WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup next year:

  • Africa (1)
  • Americas: VEN, MEX, PUR, DOM
  • Asia: JPN, TPE, KOR
  • Europe: NED, CZE
  • Oceania (1)
  • Wild Card (1)


  1. VEN
  2. MEX
  3. PUR
  4. DOM
  5. CUB
  6. PAN
  7. COL
  8. BRA
  9. ARG
  10. HON
  11. PER
  12. CRC