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U-18 Men's Softball World Cup 2020 - Official Payoff

Mexico 9-1 Singapore: Lopez’s 2 hits, 3 RBIs lead Mexico to eighth place finish

Mexico 9-1 Singapore: Lopez’s 2 hits, 3 RBIs lead Mexico to eighth place finish
29/02/2020
Coming off a sixth place result in the last Junior Men's Softball World Championship 2018, Mexico finished in eighth place, equalling their lowest finish ever (2016).
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WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup Day 7: Nagayoshi, Yagi heroics keep Japan's unbeaten run going, sets up gold medal match against Australia

WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup Day 7: Nagayoshi, Yagi heroics keep Japan's unbeaten run going, sets up gold medal match against Australia
28/02/2020
Japan kept their unbeaten record, while Australia lost at this level for the first time since losing to Japan in the last Opening Round game in 2018.
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Japan 5-2 Australia: Nagayoshi’s inside park homer confirms both teams in final

Japan 5-2 Australia: Nagayoshi’s inside park homer confirms both teams in final
28/02/2020
Japanese pitcher Koki Yagi had nine strikeouts that helped his team stop Australia's winning streak in the clash of unbeaten teams in the Super Round
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Argentina 7-3 New Zealand: Biondi keeps Argentina in bronze medal hunt

Argentina 7-3 New Zealand: Biondi keeps Argentina in bronze medal hunt
28/02/2020
The win confirmed Argentina's spot in the playoff for the bronze medal against either the Czech Republic or Japan, depending on later results, and eliminated the 2018 bronze medallists New Zealand from contention of finishing on the podium.
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United States 4-2 Singapore: Winterhalder rallies United States past Singapore

United States 4-2 Singapore: Winterhalder rallies United States past Singapore
28/02/2020
The United States mounted a comeback as they scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Singapore.
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Czech Republic 10-0 Guatemala: Voráček grand slam keeps Czech Republic in hunt for final spot

Czech Republic 10-0 Guatemala: Voráček grand slam keeps Czech Republic in hunt for final spot
28/02/2020
Jan Voráček's grand slam in the top of the fifth inning keeps the Czech Republic in contention for the final.
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Why this World Cup can 'leave a lasting legacy' for Colquhoun Park

Why this World Cup can 'leave a lasting legacy' for Colquhoun Park
28/02/2020
Colquhoun Park has had a total redevelopment ahead of the U-18 Men's Softball World Cup.
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South Africa 12-2 Denmark: De Ascencão leads South Africa to first win, Melin matches strikeout record

South Africa 12-2 Denmark: De Ascencão leads South Africa to first win, Melin matches strikeout record
28/02/2020
Denmark pitcher William Melin had an incredible game, matching the tournament record of 18 strikeouts in six innings in a losing effort, while South Africa remain in contention for a 10th place finish.
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Canada 6-1 Mexico: McKay’s home run, four RBIs seals seventh spot for Canada

Canada 6-1 Mexico: McKay’s home run, four RBIs seals seventh spot for Canada
28/02/2020
With Mexico now second in the group with a 3:1 loss record, nine-time medallists Canada (4:0), who have only finished once outside of the top four in all previous editions (seventh place in 2014), can't be overtaken at the top of the Placement Round with one game remaining, hence confirming their seventh place finish.
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WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup Day 6: Tan sets new strikeout record; Japan, Australia, Czech Republic off to winning starts in Super Round

WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup Day 6: Tan sets new strikeout record; Japan, Australia, Czech Republic off to winning starts in Super Round
27/02/2020
Japan, Australia and the Czech Republic won their matches on the opening day of Super Round action on Thursday setting up a "semifinal" between Australia and Japan on Friday for a spot in the final.
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