Cuba (7-0) plays the U.S. (4-3) recently in its first game in the second round of the Baseball World Cup which is played in Panama. The Americans got into the quarterfinals by beating Panama 5-0 recently in a pitching gem by Andy Van Hekken. Tommy's solo home runs and Brett Jackson Mendon gave new existence to defending world camps.
Van Hekken spotted 5 singles and walked none and struck out a batter in eight innings. The Scott Paterson inclined a hitless ninth, while striking out one Panamanian. The game was rescheduled from a rainout Trip. The U.S. victory ended the hopes of Puerto Rico to continue.
The United States defeated Cuba (10-5) in the final match of the year 2009 World Cup, a replicate of 2007. Cubans are eager to regain first place which they have occupied for most of the last four decades. An important variation is that in the current world cup professional players which have been acceptable to join their country teams, which increasing the level of competition.
This time the Cubans have been stronger through the first round along with the Islanders pitchers, which allowing just five runs during seven games, whereas the hitters took a whopping 54 runs. Under the rules of the World Cup record of each team against his bandmates qualifiers along with the game the second round.
Therefore, as the second round starts, where each of the four teams from Group A plays the four teams in Group B, the primary standings are as follows: USA 1-2, South Korea 1 -2, Venezuela 1-2, Panama 1-2, Australia 1-2, Netherlands, 2 -1, Canada 2-1, Cuba 3-0.