The WBSC U18 Baseball World Cup is coming to an end this weekend. On the second of three days in the Super Round Robin on Friday morning the United States defeated Korea 2-0 in a meeting of previously undefeated teams and advanced to the Gold Medal Game on Sunday. In the evening Canada won 6-4 over Japan to keep their chances alive. On Saturday Japan faces Korea and Canada takes on Cuba. If both Japan and Canada win a three-way tie and the TQB between Japan, Canada and Korea will determine the second finalist.
Meanwhile Italy lost a heartbreaker to Mexico 4-5. Italy was leading for most of the game and was still up in the seventh, when Mexico tied the game. In the bottom of the ninth Mexico won it in walk-off style. The Netherlands lost 1-4 against Chinese Taipei and won’t have a chance for seventh place anymore. The Dutch team squares off against Italy on Saturday evening.