Puerto Rico wins the championship, Mexico the bronze and Venezuela to the World Cup
22/03/2024 1 Minute Read

Puerto Rico wins the championship, Mexico the bronze and Venezuela to the World Cup

(Press Release; WBSC AMERICAS BASEBALL).- The VI U15 World Cup Qualifier Championship that took place in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic came to a great ending, worthy of the best baseball in the world.

Puerto Rico won the championship against the Dominican Republic by beating them by a score of 5 to 4 in an exciting game that they started winning 3-0 and were down 3-4 late before the final comeback.

The most valuable of the game was catcher Edward Piñeiro who went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Meanwhile, the bronze medal went to Mexico, who beat Nicaragua 3 to 1, another close duel for third place that was part of a day of great baseball.

The best in the game was first baseman Francisco del Campo who went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a double, to make the difference in the duel for his team with his offense.

Venezuela won the last spot for the World Cup by beating Brazil in a close game, 7 to 5 in dramatic fashion by walking them of with a two-run home run.

Jesús Chávez was the protagonist of the homer and the most valuable player of the game, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs as a result of that home run to left.

The podium finished with Puerto Rico in first place winning the trophy and the gold medal, the Dominican Republic won silver and Mexico the bronze, they will be the representatives of America in the World Cup along with Nicaragua that finished fourth and Venezuela that was fifth.

The other member of America that will play in the World Cup will be Colombia, hosting the event in Barranquilla scheduled to be held between August 16 and 25.

(Media Department; Guillermo Yáber Llanos)