World Baseball and Softball Confederation

Colombia’s win over Australia in the first game of the day eliminates both national teams from the medal round of the IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup

Korea, Japan, Mexico and Chinese Taipei will face off on Sunday, October 23 in the medal matches.

Japan’s victory over Korea opens up multiple possibilities. The result of the Mexico-Chinese Taipei night game can make the picture clearer.

The matches for places 7 to 12 take place at the Dou Liou baseball stadium.





Mexico @ Chinese Taipei

Song En Tseng struck and RBI doubled to give Chinese Taipei the lead late in the first.

Japan-Korea 2-1

Japan beat Korea, 10-2, lost two runners to the plate and in the bottom of the seventh they needed excellent defense from shortstop Jin Nakamura to stop Korea’s comeback. Pinch hitter Janghan Oh volleyed with the winning run on base.

A perfect combination between left fielder Jaesun Song and shortstop Hanbyul Kim deprived Japan’s Masashi Maruyama of a point in the top of the first.

Japan scored the kickoff in the top of the fourth. Hiroki Nakagawa hit an RBI single with two outs and a full count.

Japan added a run on reliever Juhyung Lee and lost the second runner of the day at home.

Korea scored their only point in the bottom of the seventh on an inside shot by Sejin Cho.

Shortstop Jin Nakamura’s diving save prevented the draw. Ryusei Gonda got pinch hitter Jenghan Oh on a pop fly for the final.


Colombia-Australia 8-4

Branlyn Jaraba went 3-for-4 with a homer, a home run double, four RBIs and two runs scored, leading Colombia to its first Super Round win. Australia’s late comeback was short-lived when left fielder Tyson Zamora, the potential equalizer, was knocked out to end the game.

Branlyn Jaraba, the third batter of the game, homered to give Colombia the lead.

Colombia appeared on a good day, look at Jair Camargo’s fly out.

Australia did their best to support starter Dylan Clarke.

At the start of the second, Colombia added two points on a brace from Bryan Buelvas.

Australia beat Colombian starter Victor Vargas with five singles in the bottom of the second and cut the deficit to 4-2.

In the bottom of the fourth, Clayton Campbell doubled and Jarryd Dale singled to give him a one-run game.

Colombia opened the scoring in the top of the fifth when Branly Jareb cleared the net with a brace. Jaraba scored the eighth point on a sacrifice fly.

Australia had reliever Jean Herrera in the seventh. Alex Hall doubled and scored on Mitchell Edwards’ RBI single. Herrera walked Campbell and Solomon Maguire cleared the bases with a triple to center field.

Jose Altamiranda knocked out Tyson Zamora on a 3-2 break up ball to end the game.