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Nov '14 18

21U BWC in Taichung: Chinese Taipei wins inaugural edition/Czech Republic in 5th Place

Chinese Taipei shut out top favorite Japan 9-0 in the Gold Medal Game at the inaugural 21U Baseball World Cup at Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung, Taiwan on Sunday. One day earlier Japan had won 6-2, but managed just four hits in the final. Korea finished in third place ahead of Nicaragua.

The Asian teams nearly completed a sweep of the Awards and All-Star selections. Only outfielder Arnol Rizo Blanco from Nicaragua cracked the list. Chun-Lin Kuo from Chinese Taipei was named Most Valuable Player.

The Czech Republic ended up with a historic fifth place as best European team in the tournament. Italy and the Netherlands came in at seventh respective ninth place. The next 21U Baseball World Cup will be held in 2016 in Sinaloa, Mexico.

Final Standings:

  1. Chinese Taipei
  2. Japan
  3. Korea
  4. Nicaragua
  5. Czech Republic
  6. Australia
  7. Italy
  8. Venezuela
  9. Netherlands
  10. New Zealand
  11. Mexico

For all stats and award selections please download the final report from the IBAF website.

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