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2022 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup: Scores, Schedules, Results, Analysis



The 2022 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup is here.

Below you can see the schedule for the event as well as scores and standings as the event progresses, in addition to daily analysis and information for how to watch.

Schedule & Scores:

Opening Round
Friday, Sept. 9
South Korea, Canada (DELAYED)11:00 a.m. ET
Taiwan, Panama (DELAYED)11:00 a.m. ET
Brazil 7, South Africa 63:00 p.m. ET
Japan 6, Italy 03:00 p.m. ET
United States 9, Netherlands 37:00 p.m. ET
Mexico 9, Australia 57:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, Sept. 10
Brazil 3, Canada 211:00 a.m. ET
Taiwan 2, Italy 111:00 a.m. ET
Japan 4, Mexico 17:00 p.m. ET
USA 8, South Korea 37:00 p.m. ET
Australia, Panama (DELAYED)
Netherlands, South Africa (DELAYED)
Sunday, Sept. 11
Netherlands 3, Canada 211:00 a.m. ET
Taiwan 13, Australia 211:00 a.m. ET
Mexico 12, Italy 73:00 p.m. ET
South Korea 11, Brazil 23:00 p.m. ET
United States 10, South Africa 0 (SUSP)7:00 p.m. ET
Japan 5, Panama 47:00 p.m. ET
Monday, Sept. 12
Taiwan 4, Mexico 011:00 a.m. ET
Netherlands 5, Brazil 211:00 a.m. ET
Panama 10, Italy 03:00 p.m. ET
South Korea 14, South Africa 13:00 p.m. ET
Japan 10, Australia 07:00 p.m. ET
United States 7, Canada 67:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Sept. 13
Mexico 8, Panama 711:00 a.m. ET
South Korea 1, Netherlands 011:00 a.m. ET
Australia 5, Italy 43:00 p.m. ET
Canada 5, South Africa 23:00 p.m. ET
United States 10, Brazil 07:00 p.m. ET
Taiwan 9, Japan 27:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Sept. 14
United States 16, South Africa 09:00 a.m. ET
South Korea 13, Canada 09:00 a.m. ET
Taiwan 10, Panama 611:30 a.m. ET
Netherlands 9, South Africa 012:30 p.m. ET
Panama 3, Australia 23:00 p.m. ET
Super Round
Thursday, Sept. 15
Netherlands 7, Mexico 49:00 a.m. ET
South Korea 8, Japan 012:30 p.m. ET
Taiwan 6, United States 24:00 p.m. ET
Friday, Sept. 16
South Korea 3, Taiwan 212:30 p.m. ET
Japan 1, Netherlands 04:00 p.m. ET
United States 7, Mexico 54:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, Sept. 17
Taiwan 3, Netherlands 012:30 p.m. ET
South Korea 6, Mexico 412:30 p.m. ET
United States 4, Japan 34:00 p.m. ET
Medal Round
Sunday, Sept. 18
Japan, South Korea (Bronze Medal)3:00 p.m. ET
United States 5, Taiwan 1 (Gold Medal)11:30 a.m. ET

Opening Round Standings:

Group A
#TeamWLTPCTGB
1United States5001.0000
2South Korea410.8001
3Netherlands320.6002
4Brazil230.4003
5Canada140.2004
6South Africa050.0005

Group B
#TeamWLTPCTGB
1Taiwan5001.0000
2Japan410.8001
3Mexico320.6002
4Panama230.4003
5Australia140.2004
6Italy050.0005

Second Round Standings

Super Round Group
#TeamWLTPCTGB
1South Korea310.7500
1Taiwan310.7500
1United States310.7500
4Japan120.3331.5
4Netherlands120.3331.5
6Mexico040.0003

Placement Round Group
#TeamWLTPCTGB
1Brazil310.7500
1Panama310.7500
3Australia220.5001
3Canada220.5001
3Italy120.5001
6South Africa040.0003

How to Watch:

The WBSC U-18 World Cup has a number of broadcast partners, depending on where you're located.

  • Mexico: TVC Deportes
  • Panama: Medcom/COS
  • Japan: J Sports, Sportsbull and BS11
  • Korea: Eclat - SPO TV
  • Taiwan: Videoland, ELTA on MOD (IPTV) HamiVideo, Twitch (Getwin channel)
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa: Olympic Channel

For the rest of the world, you can follow the World Cup through GameTime, where you can select either daily or full tournament passes. Find that link here.

Daily Analysis:

Friday Notes

Team USA got into a hole early against the Netherlands, after starting pitcher RHP Blake Dickerson gave up a home run during each of the first two innings, putting the Americans into a 3-0 hole after the top of the second. However, Dickerson would settle in and Team USA went on to score nine unanswered runs to win its first game of the event.

Dickerson's final line: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 6 K, 2 BB on 70 pitches.

RHP Cameron Tilly and LHP Alexander Clemmey combined for 2.2 shutout relief innings, with Tilly tossing 1.2 innings and striking out one while allowing just one base runner and Clemmey walking the first batter he faced, but striking out the next two and inducing a groundout to end the game. Tilly was credited with the win.

DH Aidan Miller led the Americans offensively, going 2-for-2 with a pair of triples, a walk and a hit by pitch. He didn't make an out during the game and he recorded three runs himself—the most on the team—while hitting out of the No. 6 spot in the lineup.

3B Colt Emerson also had a productive day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, a single, a walk and a run scored.

1B Bryce Eldridge was responsible for breaking the game open for Team USA, as his fifth inning grand slam broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Americans a lead they would not relinquish.

Altogether, Team USA tallied eight hits—six of which were of the extra-base variety—while walking twice as often (8) as they struck out (4) and playing a clean defensive game in the field with no errors.

Saturday Notes

2B Kevin McGonigle and C Blake Mitchell each homered in Team USA's second game of the event, and the Americans eventually topped South Korea, 8-3.

McGonigle's first inning home run went 400 feet and had a 103 mph exit velocity, while Mitchell's third inning opposite field home run broke a 2-2 tie and gave Team USA a lead it would never give up.

RHP Christian Rodriguez started on the mound and pitched 3.2 innings, allowing just one hit and one earned run, while striking out five batters and walking four. Four pitchers worked in relief, including LHP Cameron Johnson, RHP Cameron Tilly, RHP, LHP Adam Hachman and RHP Bryce Eldridge.

LF Aidan Miller extended his on-base streak and through the first two games of the event has yet to record an out—in this game he went 1-for-1 with a pair of walks. No. 1 and 2 hitters CF/RF Max Clark and 2B Kevin McGonigle paced the Americans with two hits apiece.

Sunday Notes

The game between USA and South Africa was suspended in the third inning due to inclement weather in Bradenton, Fla.

Team USA got off to a large lead in those three frames, taking a 10-0 lead into the suspension, with both C Gavin Grahovac and RF Aidan Miller homering in the game.

Miller continued his excellent start to the event, going 2-for-2 in the game with a triple and a home run and has still not recorded an out.

RHP Stone Russell got the start for Team USA and threw two no-hit, shutout innings with one strikeout before play was suspended.

Details on the continuation date and time will be announced in the future.

Monday Notes

Team USA beat Canada in a tight, back-and-forth affair Monday evening, moving to 3-0 on the tournament.

Team Canada jumped on USA starter LHP Matthew Dallas, who threw just 2.2 innings and allowed six hits, four earned runs and two walks, compared to two strikeouts. After getting out to a 4-1 lead after three full innings, Team USA scratched another run in the bottom of the fourth, allowed one in the fifth before reclaiming the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning.

CF/RF Max Clark hit a two-run home run to right field to tie the game at 5-5, and Kevin McGonigle followed up with an RBI triple down the right field line to take the lead, and later scored on a wild pitch to give Team USA a 7-5 lead it wouldn't give up.

Things got tight in the top of the seventh inning, as starting catcher Blake Mitchell stepped to the mound as a righthander and made things interesting by walking the bases loaded with no outs. Mitchell stayed in the game, and while he was scattered and laboring throughout the inning, he managed to strike out the side after walking in one run to make it a 7-6 game.

McGonigle and Clark both paced Team USA with two hits apiece, while leadoff hitter DH/LF RJ Hamilton went 1-for-3 with a single, walk and two stolen bases and No. 7 hitter 1B Bryce Eldridge went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and two runs scored.

Tuesday Notes

One day after a tightly contested Opening Round game against Canada, the United States topped Brazil 10-0 in just six innings.

It was a convincingly dominant game and helped the Americans secure the top seed in the Super Round—which starts on Thursday.

LHP Jake Brown got the start for Team USA and pitched four no-hit, shutout innings while striking out seven batters and walking none on 50 pitches. LHP Adam Hachman pitched two shutout innings out of the bullpen to continue shutting out the Brazilian offense—Hachman allowed one hit and one walk, but all six of his outs came via the strikeout.

LF Aidan Miller continued his torrid offensive pace in the tournament, going 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk and three runs scored out of the No. 3 hole.

3B Camden Kozeal also had a multi-hit game and went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles, two RBIs and a stolen base.

Thursday Notes

After entering the Super Round with a perfect 5-0 record, the United States lost its first game of the World Cup to Taiwan, 6-2.

Taiwan got out to a quick 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning thanks to a hit batter, a walk, a throwing error and a sacrifice fly. The Taiwan team would put up a four-run inning in the bottom of the third, and the United States was only able to manage a pair of runs thanks to a two-run home run from 1B Bryce Eldridge (449 feet and 107 mph exit velocity) in the top of the fourth.

Taiwan starter Nien-Hsi Yang pitched the entirety of the game and held the United States to just two hits and a walk, while striking out five batters on 78 pitches.

Leadoff hitter 3B Colt Emerson was responsible for the team's only other hit of the game, while C Blake Mitchell got on base with a walk. Outside of that, Team USA's lineup was subdued.

LHP Cameron Johnson started for Team USA, but threw only five pitches before leaving the game with an injury, while RHP Cameron Tilly and LHP Alexander Clemmey combined for six innings out of the bullpen.

Friday Notes

Team USA topped Mexico, 7-5, on Friday evening, rallying back from an early 2-0 deficit thanks to an impressive showing from the middle of the lineup and a solid effort from the bullpen.

After LHP Blake Dickerson and LHP Adam Hachman struggled with control over the first three innings of the game, RHP Christian Rodriguez entered the game and threw three shutout innings, while striking out three and walking two. RHP/DH  Bryce Eldridge pitched the final frame and struck out the side.

Team USA only recorded four hits in the game, with 2B Kevin McGonigle, RF Aidan Miller, RHP/DH Bryce Eldridge and 3B Colt Emerson each tallying a hit—both McGonigle and Eldridge doubled—while CF Max Clark drew a walk and scored a pair of runs.

Saturday Notes

Saturday's game featuring Japan and the United States was suspended due to weather after the top of the third inning, with Japan leading, 3-2. The game was resumed Sunday morning and the score held until the bottom of the seventh, when the US team rallied for a pair of runs in the final frame to clinch a 4-3 come-from-behind victory and secure an appearance in the gold medal game.

3B Colt Emerson and PH RJ Hamilton both reached base—with a single and an error respectively—in the bottom of the inning and Emerson scored the tying run on a balk, while SS Dylan Cupp managed a one-out RBI single to drive in Hamilton and walk off the game.

Emerson led Team USA with a pair of hits, while RF Aidan Miller went 1-for-3 with a run scored, LF Gavin Grahovac went 1-for-2 and Cupp went 1-for-3 with the game-winning RBI.

LHP Jake Brown started the game for Team USA but struggled over two innings, giving up three hits, three earned runs and four walks, while striking out a pair. RHP Christian Rodriguez held the Japanese lineup in check for five innings of relief and earned the win, allowing just one hit while striking out seven and walking none.

Sunday Notes

After a tight game to get into the Gold Medal game against Taiwan, Team USA once again needed to come from behind after getting down 1-0 in the bottom of the second inning.

While the Americans wouldn't score until the fourth, the offense came alive and scored five unanswered runs between the fourth, fifth and seventh innings, topping Taiwan—which had previously beaten Team USA in the Super Round—5-1.

DH/RHP Bryce Eldridge continued to impact both sides for Team USA and scored the first run of the game for the team, after walking in the fourth inning and coming home on a Gavin Grahovac single. He later gave Team USA an emphatic inning of cushion in the top of the seventh when he hit a steep, opposite field three-run home run to left field. If that wasn't enough, he entered the game as a pitcher in the bottom of the seventh, issued a ground out, walked a batter, induced another groundout and struck out the final batter of the tournament to lock in the gold medal.

LHP Matthew Dallas got the start for Team USA in the gold medal game. He pitched 3.1 innings and allowed just one unearned run, while allowing just a pair of hits and striking out three. C/RHP Blake Mitchell also showed his two-way ability in the gold medal game, throwing 2.2 shutout innings of relief and striking out three batters while walking just one.

In addition to Eldridge's efforts at the plate, LF Max Clark had a loud, three-hit performance in the No. 7 spot in the lineup, going 3-for-4 with a double, while 1B Stone Russell went 2-for-4 in the No. 2 hole. CF Kendall George continued to show off his speed and went 1-for-2 with a walk and a pair of stolen bases while batting in the No. 9 position.

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