Cuba vs Brazil
My Prediction – Cuba by 3 or more runs
Actual Result Cuba 5 – Brazil 2
Brazil put up another fine performance, holding Cuba scoreless for 4 innings before eventually giving in. Cuba seemed a bit rusty today, but they managed to put up the win.
China vs Japan
My Prediction – Japan to win by the 7th
Actual Result Japan 5 – China 2
To China’s credit they put in a decent performance keeping Japan at bay for majority of the game. As against Brazil, Japan’s quality shone through in the end.
Netherlands Vs Chinese Taipei
My Prediction – Netherlands in a close one
Actual Result Chinese Taipei 8 – Netherlands 3
The Netherlands looked quite flat after their performance against Korea in the first round. It was surprising to me. Chinese Taipei continue to look strong, putting in a impressive offensive display.