World Baseball Softball Confederation
The fifth day of the IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup will begin in Taichung with a key game for the defending World Champions, Venezuela. They will face Germany in a must-win. Another key game in Group A is scheduled in Taichung for the afternoon, with World No. 1 Japan facing Colombia.
In Group B Puerto Rico is looking for their debut after suffering two postponements. The afternoon game between the Netherlands and Korea looks like another must-win situation for both.
The WBSC Technical Commission moved all Group B games from Taipei to Dou Liou because of inclement weather forecasts.
The Dou Liou Stadium is one of the three venues of the U-23 World Cup.
Douliou City is in Yunlin County, 220 kilometres south of Taipei City. As the island’s Central Weather Bureau reported, the area is less affected by the heavy rains caused by typhoon Nesat.
DAY 5 SCHEDULE
Venezuela- Germany 7-3 BOX SCORE
Mexico @ Puerto Rico PLAY BY PLAY
14:30 Colombia @ Japan PLAY BY PLAY
15:30 Netherlands @ Cuba PLAY BY PLAY
18:30 Australia @ Korea PLAY BY PLAY
19:00 Chinese Taipei @ South Africa PLAY BY PLAY
Mexico @ Puerto Rico
Glenn Santiago singled in the bottom of the fifth to score Kenen Irizarry and give Puerto Rico the lead.
Mexico tied it in the top of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Angel Camacho.
Germany @ Venezuela
Venezuela’s starter José Conopoima didn’t make it through the first inning after allowing two walks.
Venezuela didn’t waste time and scored in the bottom of the first against Nicolas Goebert on a base hit by Amador Arias.
Arias scored the second run on a double by Jesus Chirinos.
Yannic Walther doubled in the top of the second off reliever Oscar Abreu to put Germany on the board.
Venezuela scored four runs on four hits, including doubles by Jesus Chirinos and Ezequiel Alfonzo, in the top of the third.
Germany managed to stay in the game. David Grimes doubled and Finn Bergman singled in the top of the fifth. Consecutive wild pitches helped the Germans score twice.
Michael Chirinos scored Venezuela’s fifth run in the bottom of the fifth.