USA Record Now 2-0, Will Face Argentina Next
The USA U18 squad posted a 10-spot in the first inning and never looked back, enroute to a 15-0 run-rule victory over Peru. Peru had opened the tournament with a thrilling 8-7 win over host Colombia.
For the second day in a row, USA’s Braden DuCharme and Wylie Baumer homered. Braden Du Charme was 3-3 on the day, adding two singles, driving in three runs, while Brannen DuCharme had two hits, and drove in four runs.
Logan Boom also had two hits, driving in three and scoring three from the leadoff spot. The USA had 11 hits on the day.
Karson Martin earned the win for the USA, giving up one hit in three innings, striking out two and walking one.
Peru’s Nakasone had the lone hit for Peru.
USA will face Argentina next, on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
From the WBSC:
All games of the U-18 Pan Am Men’s Softball Championship will be live streamed on WBSC Americas YouTube Channel.
A total of seven teams have so far been confirmed for the WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup: No. 2 Australia, No. 3 Japan, No. 6 Czechia, No. 7 New Zealand, No. 10 Mexico (hosts), No. 12 Singapore and No. 17 Israel.
The World Cup will be played at Mundialistas Hermosillenses Stadium and Fernando M. Ortiz Field from 11-19 November. It will be the second Softball World Cup Mexico has hosted after staging the inaugural edition of the Men’s Softball World Cup in Mexico City, in 1966.
Originally planned for 2022, the tournament was moved to 2023 to better accommodate the changes in the international calendar. As a result, the eligibility to participate in the U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup 2023 has been extended to players who turn 19 years old in 2023.