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Two years ago today: Mexico wins their first-ever world championship in baseball at WBSC U-23 World Cup 2018

Two years ago today: Mexico wins their first-ever world championship in baseball at WBSC U-23 World Cup 2018
28/10/2020
The announcement of Mexico winning the U-23 Baseball World Cup remains one of WBSC’s most popular posts on social media.

Two years ago today, the Mexican U-23 National Baseball Team captured the nation’s first-ever official baseball world championship, defeating top-ranked Japan in the Final of the WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup® 2018, before more than 7,000 fans at Estadio Edgar Renteria in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Social media exploded across Mexican society, with celebrities, artists, writers, musicians, politicians, major news networks, journalists, athletes and clubs from other sports, and fans liking, retweeting and/or sending celebratory tweets in response to the Mexican U-23 National Baseball Team’s historic 2-1, 10-inning victory in Barranquilla.

The announcement of Mexico winning the U-23 Baseball World Cup remains one of the WBSC’s most popular posts on Facebook, having generated nearly 50,000 likes across all shares.

Road to the World Title

Mexico scored all the runs needed to win in the top of the 10th. Bernardo Heras bunted the tie break runners to second and third. Fabricio Macias looked at a ball, then singled up the middle to score both.

In the Bronze Medal Game, Venezuela earned a historical bronze medal with a 5-4 win against Korea.

The next WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup, originally scheduled for this year, has been postponed to 24 September to 3 October 2021, and will allow for 24-year-olds to compete as a result of the postponement.