U21 World Cup: Day two of the winners bracket

On the second day in the winners group, a couple of decisions fell. Japan took on Korea. In this game both teams were each other's equals. In this nailbiter both starting pitchers dominated the opponent's lineup. Kijun Lim of Korea lasted seven innings in which he allowed one run on five hits. He struck out …

U21 World Cup: Day one of winners bracket

Today the teams in the winners bracket started their games. The games of today were dominated by the teams from Southeast Asia. The Czech Republic was no match for Japan, who beat them 15-0 in a five inning mercy rule game. Japanese starter Masaru Nakamura pitched four perfect innings, striking out six. Taiwan was leading …

U21 World Cup: Results of day five

The fifth day of the U21 World Cup baseball brought some more upsets. First of all for me and the many Dutch fans: The Dutch team lost again in the final inning. After trailing most of the game they tied it at three in the seventh. Eventually Venezuela scored three runs in the ninth for …

U21 World Cup: Results of day four

Day four brought at least one surprise as the Czech Republic beat Italy 3-1. A one run third, fourth and fifth inning sealed Italy's fate. Czech starter Marek Cervenka had a hell of an outing. He pitched a complete game in which he fanned eleven and allowed just one run on two hits. Cervenka gave …

U21 World Cup: Results of day three

Unbeaten Nicaragua took on team Australia that is fielding a team of minor leaguers. So far Australia fell to Japan and beat the Netherlands. This game turned out to be a close one. Nicaragua scored the opening run in the bottom of the third inning. When Australia tied the game in the top of the …

U21 World Cup: Results of day one

Today the World Cup for players under the age of 21 has started in Taiwan. To be honest I don't know how strong each team is. One of the games that I could predict a winner was the game between Italy and New Zealand. The Italians beat the Kiwis 7-2. After two innings, Nicaragua had …

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