A NEW CHAMPION IS CROWNED AT THE IX ISF JR. MEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
2012-11-10

 

PARANA, ARGENTINA -- A new champion has been crowned in Parana, Argentina after ten days of competition at the 9th ISF Jr. Men's World Championship. After rain delayed all play yesterday, the remaining six playoff games were played today.

Australia, the defending world champion, played Japan for the bronze medal. Japan was ready, scoring in the 1st inning off a triple by Kento Okazaki scoring Yuuho Fujihara. However, after training 2-1 in the bottom of the 7th inning, Nathan Dickinson scored the tying run off a double by Liam O'Leary for Australia. After 10 innings, Japan defeated Australia 5-4, to advance to the Gold Medal game. Australia earned the bronze medal in a hard fought game.

Japan then faced the undefeated host Argentina. Argentina was too powerful for Japan, scoring unanswered runs in the 4th (1 run), 6th (1 run), and 7th (3 runs). The final score was 5-0. This is Argentina's first Gold Medal at an ISF World Championship. Their best finish at a Jr. Men's World Championship was fourth place at the 5th Jr. Men's in St. John's, NL (CAN) in 1997.

Congratulations to all 13 teams on a successful tournament.

GOLD MEDAL: Argentina
SILVER MEDAL: Japan
BRONZE MEDAL: Australia

Related links:
 
Play-by-Play stats by Pointstreak
Full game schedule
Round Robin standings
Round-robin head-to-head scores
Daily Recaps
Final Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 




FINAL STANDINGS

Rank
Team
Round Robin
Playoff
Total
RF RA
1
Argentina
6-0
3-0
9-0
74
25
2
Japan
5-1
2-2
7-3
60
28
3
Australia
6-0
2-2
8-2
69
24
4
Canada
4-2
2-1
6-3
45
16
5
USA
5-1
0-2
5-3
55
33
6
New Zealand
4-2
1-1
5-3
56
21
7
Mexico
3-3
0-1
3-4
57
50
8
Denmark
2-4
0-1
2-5
20
41
9
Venezuela
2-4
2-4
19
20
10
Czech Republic
2-4
2-4
30
39
11
India
1-5
1-5
12
45
12
Singapore
1-5
1-5
6
67
13
Croatia
1-5
1-5
7
59
14
British Virgin Islands
0-6
 
0-6
0
42






FINAL ROUND ROBIN
Section A
Finish
Team
W
L
RF
RA
1
Australia
6
0
57
8
2
United States
5
1
48
21
3
New Zealand
4
2
45
13
4
Denmark
2
4
20
33
5
Venezuela
2
4
19
20
6
India
1
5
12
45
7
Singapore
1
5
6
67


Section B
Finish
Team
W
L
RF
RA
1
Argentina
6
0
49
14
2
Japan
5
1
41
4
3
Canada
4
2
31
11
4
Mexico
3
3
51
40
5
Croatia
1
5
7
59
6
Czech Republic
2
4
30
39
7
British Virgin Islands
0
6
0
42

RF = runs for, RA = runs against

 
 

 

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