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2009 World Baseball Classic – Pool B

Pool B of the First Round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic was held at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico from March 8 to 12, 2009.

Pool B was a modified double-elimination tournament. The winners for the first games matched up in the second game, while the losers faced each other in an elimination game. The winners of the elimination game then played the losers of the non-elimination game in another elimination game. The remaining two teams then played each other to determine seeding for the Pool 1.


  Preliminaries Qualifiers Seeding
                             
 South Africa 1  
 Cuba 8  
  W1  Cuba 5  
  W2  Australia 4  
 Australia 17
 Mexico 7  
  W4  Cuba 16 BW
  W5  Mexico 4 BR
L1  South Africa 3  
L2  Mexico 14  
  W3  Mexico 16
  L4  Australia 1  

ResultsEdit

Pool B
  RSA 1
  CUB 8
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  AUS 17
  MEX 7 (F/8)
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  MEX 14
  RSA 3
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  CUB 5
  AUS 4
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  MEX 16
  AUS 1 (F/6)
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  MEX 4 (F/7)
  CUB 16
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Cuba 8, South Africa 1Edit

March 8 12:00 at Foro Sol
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
  Cuba 1 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 X 8 13 0
WP: Norge Luis Vera (1−0)   LP: Barry Armitage (0−1)
Home runs:
RSA: None
CUB: Frederich Cepeda 2 (2), Alfredo Despaigne (1), Héctor Olivera (1),
Yulieski Gourriel (1), Yoenis Céspedes (1)
Attendance: 11,270 (43.3%)
Umpires: HP − Ted Barrett, 1B − Seok-hwan Oh, 2B − Lance Barksdale, 3B − Edgar Estivison
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Australia 17, Mexico 7Edit

March 8 19:00 at Foro Sol
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Australia 3 1 0 0 3 3 4 3 X 17 22 2
  Mexico 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 7 12 1
WP: Damian Moss (1−0)   LP: Ricardo Rincón (0−1)
Home runs:
AUS: Luke Hughes (1), Chris Snelling 2 (2), Ben Risinger (1)
MEX: Jorge Vázquez (1), Alfredo Amézaga (1)
Attendance: 20,821 (80.1%)
Umpires: HP − Greg Gibson, 1B − Seong-hoon Moon, 2B − Lance Barksdale, 3B − Seok-hwan Oh
Notes: Completed early due to 10–run mercy rule after 8 innings.
Boxscore

Mexico 14, South Africa 3Edit

March 9 20:00 at Foro Sol
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Mexico 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 4 4 14 16 2
  South Africa 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 2
WP: Elmer Dessens (1−0)   LP: Justin Erasmus (0−1)
Home runs:
MEX: Adrian Gonzalez 2 (2), Oscar Robles (1), Jorge Cantú (1)
RSA: None
Attendance: 10,311 (39.7%)
Umpires: HP − Lance Barksdale, 1B − Seok-hwan Oh, 2B − Greg Gibson, 3B − Seong-hoon Moon
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Cuba 5, Australia 4Edit

March 10 20:00 at Foro Sol
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Cuba 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 5 9 1
  Australia 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 6 1
WP: Ismel Jimenez (1−0)   LP: Rich Thompson (0−1)
Home runs:
CUB: Yoenis Céspedes (2), Yosbany Peraza (1)
AUS: None
Attendance: 13,396 (51.5%)
Umpires: HP − Ted Barrett, 1B − Edgar Estivison, 2B − Greg Gibson, 3B − Seong-hoon Moon
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Mexico 16, Australia 1Edit

March 11 20:00 at Foro Sol
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Mexico 0 0 4 7 1 4 X X X 16 13 0
  Australia 0 0 0 1 0 0 X X X 1 6 0
WP: Jorge Campillo (1−0)   LP: David Welch (0−1)
Home runs:
MEX: Scott Hairston (1), Karim Garcia 2 (2)
AUS: Brett Roneberg (1)
Attendance: 16,718 (64.3%)
Umpires: HP − Greg Gibson, 1B − Seok-hwan Oh, 2B − Ted Barrett, 3B − Edgar Estivison
Notes: Completed early due to 15–run mercy rule after 6 innings.
Boxscore

Cuba 16, Mexico 4Edit

March 12 19:00 at Foro Sol
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Mexico 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 X X 4 5 0
  Cuba 1 0 1 5 0 0 9 X X 16 17 1
WP: Yulieski González (1−0)   LP: Dennys Reyes (0−1)
Home runs:
MEX: Freddy Sandoval (2), Oscar Robles (1), Karim Garcia (3)
CUB: Yulieski Gourriel (2), Ariel Pestano (1), Frederich Cepeda (3)
Attendance: 20,149 (77.5%)
Umpires: HP − Lance Barksdale, 1B − Edgar Estivison, 2B − Ted Barrett, 3B − Seong-hoon Moon
Notes: Completed early due to 10–run mercy rule after 7 innings.
One out when last run scored.
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