Competing under the name “Chinese Taipei”, Taiwan trailed 5-4 with two wins and load all the bases at the bottom of sixth place to tie the score and take the match into the overtime period, with Venezuela scoring five goals to top seventh. .
Taiwan managed only three runs in the seventh inning, conceding a 10-8 game to Venezuela in front of more than 2,100 fans at the Tainan International Baseball Stadium in Asia Pacific.
Defending champion Taiwan, who won the title in 2019, will meet Mexico on Sunday.
At the start of Saturday’s match, Taiwan made an early lead by scoring in the first and third half, but Venezuela tied the match in the fourth inning at home to the center of the right center through left player David Faballas, and scored 2 RBI, including giving teammate Jose Ramos a free ride to host panel.
Venezuelan hunter Salomon gave Milan a 5-2 lead for his country by beating Homer in three games to take fifth place.
At the bottom of the same inning, Taiwanese Gao Pin-han (高) sorted into the left field sending Wu Sheng-zhi (吳聖智) to the home plate and Chuang Po-uan ()) in third. From there, Ou Tzu-qiao (歐) trailed 1-3, while Chuang scored to trail Venezuela 5-4.
With all bases loaded, at the bottom of the sixth, Chuang walked, scoring Chien Shao-hsiang (簡) the score, thus taking the game to the seventh inning.
With the latest defeat, Taiwan ended the second day of the tournament with a record 1-1 after astounding their fans with a solid 4-3 victory over Panama on Friday.
Now in its sixth edition, the 2022 WBSC U12 Baseball World Cup features 11 teams competing in two groups in the opening round, which took place from July 29 to August 3, before the top three winners of each group advance to the Grand Round.
The remaining teams will compete in the placement round, which is also played during the same Grand Tour dates between August 4 and 6.
The top two Grand Tour winners will compete for the U12 world title on August 7, while the third and fourth-placed teams will play for the bronze medal on the same day.
In addition to Taiwan, Venezuela and Panama, the other teams in the same group are Mexico, Italy and South Africa. The other group includes Japan, South Korea, the United States, the Czech Republic and the Dominican Republic.