U.S. defeats Chinese Taipei for 12U gold
TAIPEI CITY, Chinese Taipei — Playing in front of a near-capacity crowd at the 10,500 seat Tianmu Stadium, the USA Baseball 12U National Team won the gold medal at the International Baseball Federation World Cup with an 8-1 victory over host Chinese Taipei on Sunday.
Southwestern Community College Athletic Director Bill Krejci served as general manager of the team during the tournament. He is a veteran coach and consultant for USA Baseball.
“Our goal coming into this tournament was to win the gold medal and it is very satisfying to be able to say that we accomplished that,” USA manager Dave Webb said. “All the credit goes to our players who battled all tournament and really grew up, both on and off the field, before our eyes. This is a very special group of kids with unbelievable amounts of potential and a lot of great baseball in front of them.
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