Canada earns spot in U18 Baseball World Cup playoffs
Win streak secures spot in the Super Round; games start today
Team Canada has overcome a rough start, earning themselves a spot in the Under-18 Baseball World Cup playoff round.
On Monday, the team was 0-2, with a game in hand due to rain, and legitimate concerns that they'd backed themselves into too deep of a corner to advance past the round robin at the tournament in Thunder Bay, Ont.
But the team has been on a tear since then, beating Italy on Monday, Australia on Tuesday, and Nicaragua on Wednesday.
3-2 round robin record
With the 15-3 win over Nicaragua, Canada improved its record to 3-2, and earning a spot in the playoffs alongside their Group A rivals Australia (also 3-2) and Korea, which went an undefeated 5-0 in the round robin.
Chinese Taipei also finished 3-2, but were eliminated due to the tournament's tie-breaking regulations.
Over in Group B, the U.S., Japan and Cuba all advanced to the playoff round, as well.
And that's it. Canada goes to round 2 with a score of 15-3 after 7. WBSC ends game if a team is up by 10 after 7. <a href="https://t.co/nDQdBAfOkE">pic.twitter.com/nDQdBAfOkE</a>—@CBCTBay