Cuba beat France and is the only undefeated team in the 2023 Baseball5 Youth World Cup
Updated: Oct 14
As the only undefeated team in the tournament, Cuba could face France again in the final on Sunday
At the start of the Super Round within the I Baseball5 Youth World Cup that has been held since last October 10 in Ankara, Turkey, Cuba did not suffer any setbacks in its game against France.
Cuba, as they have been doing throughout the tournament, extended their consecutive victories to six by defeating the dangerous France (#2 in the world ranking) 2-0 in the best-of-three series , by scores of 11-1 by the mercy rule in 4 innings, and 7-4, in the best of three series.
With six victories in this first youth World Cup edition, Cuba appears to be the clear favorite. During the Qualifying and Super Rounds, the Cubans have won all three best-of-three series they have played.
They still have a work to do.
To ensure their ticket, the Cuban squad will play the second game of the day at 12:00 pm, Cuban time, against the #1 team in the world, Chinese Taipei (0-3 in the Super Round).
As long as Cuba defeats Taipei, they will advance to Sunday's final and must face either France (2-1), Turkey (2-1) or Mexico (2-2
The Turkish team took a big step today when it defeated Mexico 2-0. It now presents an excellent opportunity to get closer to the finalist ticket, when it faces France at 5:30 pm, local time.
The Super Round ends for Cuba on Saturday, when Cuba's team faces Mexico.
The medals for this first Baseball5 World Cup edition will be discussed a day later.