The Women’s Baseball World Cup and the Under-15 Baseball World Cup, both scheduled for later this year in the country, have been canceled.
The cancellations have been blamed on COVID-19 and travel restrictions due to the pandemic, however, the WBSC claimed in a statement that it “worked until the very last minute to establish if playing these games was sustainable for all parties concerned.”
In case you missed the biggest baseball betting spectacle at Dafabet, both events were scheduled to take place in Baja California while Sonora hosted the men’s Under-23 Baseball World Cup on which Venezuela won.
Despite the fact that the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has canceled two World Cup tournaments in Mexico due to the COVID-19 outbreak, baseball enthusiasts should not despair.
WBSC Under-23 Baseball World Cup
Twelve teams have entered the competition. This is the third-most important international baseball tournament on the planet if we’re talking about world ranking points distribution.
In Group A, Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Mexico, Czech Republic, Germany, and the Dominican Republic will compete. South Korea, Panama, Venezuela, the Netherlands, Colombia, and Nicaragua make up Group B.
Because of COVID-19 travel limitations, Japan (the event’s most successful nation), South Africa, China, and New Zealand qualified but were forced to withdraw.
Mexico’s victory against Colombia
To finish the Super Round, Mexico defeated Colombia in a dramatic elimination game. Colombia and Cuba will compete for third place. This put lots of Dafa fans in complete shock.
Venezuela qualified for the World Championship game on Friday thanks to Cuba. Cuba defeated Panama in a stunning walk-off win on the third and final day of the WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup Super-Round.
In the night game versus Colombia, the defending champions, Mexico, had to earn the right to defend their World Championship title.
Colombia beats Cuba
Colombia scored two runs in each of the first two innings and never looked back against a tenacious Cuban pitching staff.
Colombia needed to bounce back swiftly after a one-run loss on Friday that destroyed its chances of competing for a world championship. They finished the task in less than 18 hours.
Colombia defeated No. 11 Cuba 5-3 in the bronze medal game of the III WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup at Estadio Sonora in Hermosillo on Saturday afternoon, led by two home runs from designated hitter Andres Angulo. Colombia earned its first-ever medal in a WBSC World Cup tournament with the victory.
Venezuela won the WBSC Baseball World Cup
Pitchers limited defending World Champions Mexico to three singles in the first inning, taking advantage of a couple of defensive miscues by the hosts. Venezuela won the U-23 World Championship in Hermosillo on Saturday night, defeating Mexico 4-0 at Estadio Sonora. The link to Dafabet has seen an increase in visits because of it.
The World Championship is the culmination of Venezuela’s amazing rise through the U-23 ranks over the years. After finishing eighth in the inaugural U-23 World Cup in 2016, the country won bronze with a third-place performance in the 2018 U-23 World Cup in Colombia.
The group results
On the 29 of September, the three European national teams kicked things off by competing during the Placement Round in Mexico. It was then followed by a face off between Germany and the Netherlands.
The Czech Republic took on Nicaragua in the first round of the Placement Round. Germany, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic each won one game in group play, but none of the three national teams were able to advance to the Super Round with a 1-4 record.
On the 3rd day of the competition, Germany defeated the Czech Republic, 6-4 (box score), while the Czech Republic won the first day of play against the host and defending champion Mexico, but then lost four straight games, including the aforementioned loss to Germany, to miss out on qualification.
The Netherlands’ lone win in Group B came against Super Round qualifier Panama, which they defeated 4-1.