The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today revealed the heavily anticipated Super Round schedule for the XXIX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup® — one of sport’s most elite youth world championships — following the conclusion of the 30-game Opening Round at Gijang-Hyundai Dream Ballpark in which no team escaped undefeated.
Having begun in 2018 with 38 nations and territories competing in the continental qualifiers, the U-18 Baseball World Cup 2019 is now down to six teams representing Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea and four-time defending U-18 World Champions USA.
Group A winner Korea, along with 2nd Place Canada and 3rd Place Australia will advance to the Super Round.
Group B winner Japan, 2nd Place USA and 3rd Place Chinese Taipei will advance to the Super Round to battle the Group A winners head-to-head over the next three days.
Thursday, 5 Sept. (All times local KST)
AUS v USA at 12:00p – Dream Ballpark II
TPE v KOR at 12:00p – Dream Ballpark
CAN v JPN at 6:00p – Dream Ballpark
Friday, 6 Sept.
TPE v AUS at 12:00p – Dream Ballpark II
USA v CAN at 12:00p – Dream Ballpark
JPN v KOR at 6:00p – Dream Ballpark
Saturday, 7 Sept.
AUS v JPN at 12:00p – Dream Ballpark II
USA v KOR at 12:00p – Dream Ballpark
TPE v CAN at 6:00p – Dream Ballpark
Super Round Standings
Only results between the Super Round teams (including matches in the Opening Round) count toward the Super Round standings. As a result, Australia (2-0) will enter the Super Round atop the standings, carrying over wins against Canada and Korea in the Opening Round. Japan, Korea, USA and Chinese Taipei will all enter the Super Round with 1-1 records, while Canada enters with an 0-2 record following losses to Australia and Korea.
The top two teams at the conclusion of the Super Round will compete For the Title of World Champion at Dream Ballpark on Sunday, 18:00.
China, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, South Africa and Spain will compete in the 7th-12th Round.