WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Day 1: USA, Mexico, Brazil and Japan win. Korea-Canada postponed

Rain delays affected all games including the opening game Korea-Canada, which was postponed. Japan shut out Italy. Brazil came from behind and walked off South Africa. Mexico built a comfortable lead early. The Netherlands hit two homers, and the US won it on a grand slam by Bryce Eldridge.

Heavy thunderstorms hit Bradenton and Sarasota, forcing the WBSC to postpone the opening game of the XXX U-18 Baseball World Cup between Canada and Korea.

The afternoon games started with a delay of over one hour.