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IBAF 16U Baseball World Championship: Japan wins Bronze; US takes Gold

by on Aug.21, 2011 @ 2:27 am, under Other

The IBAF 16U Baseball World Championship got underway in Mexico on the 19th.

First Round Schedule

Gm Date Time Venue Group Home Visitor IBAF PDF
1 8/19 15:00 Panamericano A Mexico 8-6 Chinese Taipei PDF
2 19:00 Panamericano A Australia 11-21 United States
3 10:00 Romo Chavez B Dominican Republic 0-9* Indonesia
4 15:00 Romo Chavez B Cuba 0-9* Netherlands
5 19:00 Romo Chavez B Venezuela 10-9 Japan
6 8/20 15:00 Panamericano A Chinese Taipei 7-6 Brazil PDF
7 19:00 Panamericano A Mexico 5-3 Australia
8 15:00 Romo Chavez B Netherlands 21-2 Indonesia
9 19:00 Romo Chavez B Cuba 6-5 Japan
10 10:00 Romo Chavez B Dominican Republic 0-9* Venezuela
11 8/21 15:00 Panamericano A Chinese Taipei 6-19 United States PDF
12 19:00 Panamericano A Brazil 7-6 Mexico
13 19:00 Romo Chavez B Netherlands 0-3 Japan
14 10:00 Romo Chavez B Cuba 9-0* Dominican Republic
15 15:00 Romo Chavez B Indonesia 1-21 Venezuela
16 8/22 15:00 Panamericano A Brazil 15-19 Australia PDF
17 19:00 Panamericano A United States 14-3 Mexico
18 10:00 Romo Chavez B Dominican Republic 0-9* Netherlands
19 15:00 Romo Chavez B Japan 10-0 Indonesia
20 19:00 Romo Chavez B Venezuela 4-20 Cuba
21 8/23 15:00 Panamericano A Australia 2-13 Chinese Taipei PDF
22 19:00 Panamericano A United States 16-1 Brazil
23 15:00 Romo Chavez B Indonesia 0-16 Cuba
24 19:00 Romo Chavez B Netherlands 11-19 Venezuela
25 10:00 Romo Chavez B Japan 9-0* Dominican Republic

* Games that were forfeited.

NOTE: All links to external sources.

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Standings

Group A

Country G W L WPCT
1 United States 4 0 0 1.000
2 Chinese Taipei 4 2 2 .500
3 Mexico 4 2 2 .500
4 Australia 4 1 3 .250
5 Brazil 4 1 3 .250

Group B

Country G W L WPCT
1 Cuba 5 4 1 .800
2 Venezuela 5 4 1 .800
3 Japan 5 3 2 .600
4 Netherlands 5 3 2 .600
5 Indonesia 5 1 4 .200
6 Dominican Republic 5 0 5 .000

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August 19

IBAF: Venezuela downs Japan in 10 Innings - Venezuela needs IBAF Tiebreaker Rule in 10th in 10-9 Win.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Japan 0 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 9 8 2
Venezuela 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 3 10 14 3

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August 20

IBAF: Cuba wins Thriller against Japan - Cuban team blows big lead, but still prevails 6-5 thanks to Wild Pitch.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 7 4
Cuba 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 x 6 9 3

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August 21

IBAF: Japan shuts out Netherlands - Three Pitchers combine in 4-Hitter to down Dutch Team 3-0.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 0
Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1

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August 22

IBAF: Japan celebrates another Shutout against Indonesia - Japan beats Indonesia 10-0 in seven innings to open Day 4.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Japan 1 2 2 3 0 1 1 10 13 0

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August 23

Japan wins 9-0 on forfeit.

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Second Round Schedule

Gm Date Time Venue Group Home Visitor IBAF PDF
26 8/25 15:00 Panamericano C United States 13-4 Netherlands PDF
27 19:00 Panamericano C Mexico 0-6 Japan
28 15:00 Romo Chavez C Venezuela 2-9 Chinese Taipei
29 19:00 Romo Chavez C Cuba 9-2 Australia
30 10:00 Panamericano D Brazil 17-2 Indonesia
31 8/26 19:00 Romo Chavez C United States 18-17 Venezuela PDF
32 19:00 Panamericano C Cuba 11-7 Mexico
33 15:00 Panamericano C Chinese Taipei 7-2 Netherlands
34 15:00 Romo Chavez C Japan 10-9 Australia
35 10:00 Romo Chavez D Indonesia 0-16 Brazil
36 8/27 19:00 Panamericano C United States 6-8 Japan PDF
37 19:00 Romo Chavez C Mexico 11-5 Netherlands
38 15:00 Romo Chavez C Cuba 7-4 Chinese Taipei
39 15:00 Panamericano C Venezuela 9-8 Australia
40 10:00 Romo Chavez D Brazil * Indonesia

* Canceled

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Standings

Group C

Country G W L WPCT
1 Cuba 6 5 1 .833
2 United States 6 5 1 .833
3 Japan 6 4 2 .667
4 Chinese Taipei 6 3 3 .500
5 Venezuela 6 3 3 .500
6 Mexico 5 2 3 .400
7 Netherlands 5 1 4 .200
8 Australia 6 0 6 .000

Group D

Country G W L WPCT
1 Brazil 2 2 0 1.000
2 Indonesia 2 0 2 .000

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August 25

IBAF: Japan stuns Mexico in Lagos de Moreno 6-0 - Shutout puts both teams at 2-2 in Second Round.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 7 1
Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5

August 26

IBAF: Japan rallies against Australia - Sac Bunt in 8th lifts Japan to 10-9 Victory.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Australia 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 3 0 9 13 2
Japan 2 0 0 1 1 2 3 1 x 10 12 4

August 27

IBAF: Japan hands USA 1st Loss at 16U Baseball World Championship - Japan plays for Bronze after 8-6 Thriller in Extra Innings.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Japan 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 8 8 6
United States 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 6 11 4

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Third Round Schedule

Date Time Venue Home Visitor
8/28 10:00 Romo Chavez Mexico 8-7 Japan
16:00 Panamericano Cuba 0-9 United States

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August 28

IBAF: Japan wins Bronze Medal - Japan beats Mexico 8-7 in another Thriller

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 7 10 0
Mexico 2 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 x 8 12 1

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Final Standings

1 United States
2 Cuba
3 Japan
4 Mexico
5 Chinese Taipei
6 Venezuela
7 Netherlands
8 Australia
9 Brazil
10 Indonesia
11 Dominican Republic

Awards

Leading Hitter Bryson Brigman (USA) 19-for-32 (.594)
Pitcher Best ERA Shota Tatsuta (Japan) 7.2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER
Pitcher Best W-L Luis Gohara (Brazil) 1-0
Most Runs Batted In Austin Meadows (USA) 25
Most Homeruns Zachary Collins (USA) 3
Most Runs Scored Riley Unroe (USA) 15
Most Stolen Bases Franklin Barreto (Venezuela) 8
Outstanding Defensive Player Zac Shepherd (Australia)
Most Valuable Player Zachary Collins (USA)

All-Star Team

Pos Player Stats
SP Luis Gohara (Brazil) 4 G, 1-0, 7.1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 8 SO
RP Chris Pelaez (USA) 3 G, 1-0, 6.0 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 8 SO
C Zachary Collins (USA) 7 G, 15-for-28, 3 HR, 9 R, 16 RBI
1B Julian Leon (Mexico) 6 G, 10-for-20, 2 2B, 4 R, 6 RBI
2B Bryson Brigman (USA) 7 G, 19-for-32, 2 2B, 15 R, 11 RBI
3B Yoan Moncada (Cuba) 6 G, 10-for-20, 2 2B, 9 R, 5 RBI
SS Zac Shepherd (Australia) 7 G, 14-for-28, 5 BB, 7 R, 8 RBI
OF Austin Meadows (USA) 7 G, 19-for-36, 3 3B, 14 R, 25 RBI
OF Yu Chang (Chinese Taipei) 7 G, 12-for-29, 1 HR, 9 R, 5 RBI
OF Leonardo Munhoz (Brazil) 6 G, 13-for-26, 2 BB, 10 R, 8 RBI
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