The host Chinese Taipei beat the Republic of China team 9-5.Dominicanand buried the aspirations of the Caribbean team to win a medal in the U12 Baseball World Cup that ended on Saturday in the Asian nation.


The Taiwanese, until last night number 2 in the World Ranking of theWBSC(World Baseball Softball Confederation), defeated their Dominican rivals in the dispute for the bronze medal of the championship that the United States team won undefeated.

The Americans overwhelmed Venezuela 10-2 in the gold medal final, moving to the top of the universal ranking in the 12-and-under division. Venezuela was left with the silver medal.

l Republic teamDominicanHe battled against a series of adversities since leaving his country, to reach the medal stage, but ended up succumbing to a rival who showed superiority, executed better and took full advantage of the rival’s mental errors throughout the game.


The Dominicans got up early with a touchdown in the top of the first inning, made by Carlos Nieves, after he doubled to left field with one out.

Taipei countered by scoring two laps at the end of the episode, with Chen Rui-Xin and Chen Po-Sheng standing out, with RBI singles and doubles over Dominican left-handed starter Miguel Grullón.

Miguel Mella’s homer to center field in the second inning leveled the score at 2-2, but the Taiwanese quickly regained the lead in the bottom of this inning when Wu Sheng-Zhi hit a two-run homer to make it 4. -two.


The Dominicans were not daunted and made three in the third act to go ahead 5-4, in a rally crowned by Miguel Mella with a three-run home run to left field, on a two-strike count with no balls.

Again the excitement of the visitors was short-lived, Riu-Xin hit a solo home run in the third inning off pitches from left-handed reliever Gerson Hiciano.

Taipei extended their attack in the fourth inning and with a three-round run they put the score 8-5, out of reach of the Dominicans.


They combined a series of adverse factors from the defense and the pitching from Quito, together with two free walks received, with an RBI single from Ou Tzu-Chiao and an RBI grounder from Po-Sheng.

Rui-Xin produced the Asians’ ninth run with a box hit in the fifth inning.

Qiu Yun-Shou was credited with the victory in relief role, pitching in 3.1 innings, allowing three hits, they scored an earned return, did not walk and struck out five batters.


While Jorge Luis Jiménez suffered the setback for the Dominican. He was the third of four pitchers used by manager Álvaro Samboy.