HAVANA TIMES, August 29 — The United States youth baseball team had an easy time on Sunday defeating Cuba 9-0 in the title game of the IBAF 16U Baseball World Championship 2011.
Keegan Thompson shut down the Cuban offense allowing only four hits and a walk for a complete game shutout allowing the US to repeat as the champs. At one point he retired 16 consecutive batters and struck out 12 in the nine innings.
The USA started off the scoring with four runs in the first inning and never looked back.
In the bronze medal game Japan defeated Mexico 8-7.
Final Tournament Standings:
5.) Chinese Taipei
11.) Dominican Republic
Leading Hitter: Bryson Brigman (USA)
Pitcher Best ERA: Shota Tatsuta (Japan)
Pitcher Best W-L: Luis Gohara (Brazil)
Most Runs Batted In: Austin Meadows (USA)
Most Homeruns: Zachary Collins (USA)
Most Runs Scored: Riley Unroe (USA)
Most Stolen Bases: Franklin Barreto (Venezuela)
Outstanding Defensive Player: Zac Shepherd (Australia)
Most Valuable Player: Zachary Collins (USA)
All Star Team
Starting Pitcher: Luis Gohara (Brazil)
Relief Pitcher: Chris Pelaez (USA)
Catcher: Zachary Collins (USA)
First Base: Julian Leon (Mexico)
Second Base: Bryson Brigman (USA)
Third Base: Yoan Moncada (Cuba)
Shortstop: Zac Shepherd (Australia)
Outfield: Austin Meadows (USA)
Outfield: Yu Chang (Chinese Taipei)
Outfield: Leonardo Munhoz (Brazil)