The USA Junior Men’s National Team earned a spot in the eight team medal round at the 2018 WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship at Prince Albert Saskatchewan.
The squad will be coming off a tough 6-5 loss to the Czech Republic last night a game in which they outhit the Czech Republic 9-to-5. The USA stranded runners at third base in the Fourth, fifth, in sixth inning, and had a runner thrown out at third base in the seventh.
Said USA head coach Ty McKinney:
“It’s a tough loss but we didn’t play 21 outs tonight,” said Head Coach, Tyron McKinney (Ashland, Ohio). “I think we only played 18 outs tonight and that was the difference in the ballgame. When we play 21 outs, we can compete with anyone. Our backs are up against the wall so we are going to do what we know how to do and that’s to fight.”
The team can take solace in their ability to battle and continue to get runners aboard though they will be facing a very tough pitching staff for Argentina.
The game will be broadcast live on the YouTube channel for the W BSC. Each and every game late in the tournament are being broadcast live and available on archive as well.
Argentina finished as the third-place team in pool a behind first-place Japan and second-place
The game is scheduled for 3 PM local time in Prince Albert Saskatchewan, 2 PM on the West Coast, and 5 PM on the East Coast. Adjust your time zone accordingly.