DAY 3 RESULTS
The return to games saw 6 matches on the card for August 15th. Pool B were first to start play as the teams from Caracas made their way down to Maracay with Cuba taking on South Korea. The day ended with a near capacity crowd of 9000 turning out to see Venezuela come from behind against Chinese Taipei.
Cuba Vs. Puerto Rico: 12 -1 (5)
Cuba put on a hitting display in the all-Caribbean affair defeating Puerto Rico 12 – 1 in 5 innings. 12 hits in conjunction with 7 errors set the stage for the scoring opportunities leading to the Cuban Victory in the first of their double header.
USA Vs. South Korea: 21 – 0 (5)
18 runs on 21 hits were too much for the Korean squad as Team USA cruised to a 21 – 0 victory. Loren Smith and Christian Sobeck combined to shutout the Korean offense, with Sobeck recording 2 strikeouts over 2 innings.
South Korea Vs. Japan: 0 – 14 (5)
South Koreas second match of the day against Japan ended in 5 innings with Japan putting up 14 runs with 15 hits, including a Home Run by Tomomi Nishi. Ayako Imai and Kana Sakamoto combined for 4 Strikeouts on the way to shutting out their Baseball Federation of Asia rivals.
Netherlands Vs. Australia: 3 – 16 (5)
Jose P. Colmenarez stadium played host to Australia Netherlands, with Australia besting the Netherlands in 5 innings for their first win of the tournament.
USA Vs. Cuba: 5 – 0
Team USA outhit Cuba 12 hits to 4 at Aviacion field moving to a record of 2-1. Team USA starter Martina Sementelli through a complete game shutout with 9 strikeouts to keep the powerful Cubans in check.
Venezuela Vs Chinese Taipei: 5 – 3
9000 fans at Jose P. Colmenares Stadium were able to witness Venezuela putting up 3 runs in the top of the 7th to come from behind for victory. Venezuelan DH Kellyn Mendoza contributed with 3 RBI’s ,while Digcelis Guevara recorded 3.1 scoreless innings in relief to collect the win.