XXXII Under-12 Pan-American Championship

The Under-12 Pan-American Championship took place with absolutely no fanfare from (or, indeed, announcement) from September 7- 14, 2019. Games were played at the Luis Alberto Villegas Stadium in Medellín, Colómbia, in the shadow of the professional stadium where one of the pools for the Under-23 World Cup took place last November. The tournament was contested by six teams, with one from the Caribbean (Dominican Republic), one from Central America (Honduras), and four from South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colómbia, and Ecuador).

The format for the championship was a double round robin with no subsequent playoffs games. Contests were scheduled for seven innings, with about half reaching that length. As with all youth events put on by COPABE, no information was released about team selection, applications for inclusion or, indeed, much of anything. Colómbia emerged as the clear winner, waltzing through the tournament without a loss, while the Dominicans were the only other team above .500.

Sept. 6
Honduras 14 – Brazil 5
Ecuador 0 –Dominican Republic 10
Argentina 2 – Colómbia 17

Sept. 7
Honduras 14 – Argentina 5
Brazil 10 – Ecuador 0
Colómbia 6 – Dominican Republic 3

Sept. 8
Dominican Republic 21 – Honduras 8
Colómbia 13 – Ecuador 3 (6 inns.)
Brazil 16 – Argentina 0

Sept. 9
Ecuador 11 – Honduras 9
Dominican Republic 22 – Argentina 0 (3 inns.) [Combined no-hitter for the D.R.]
Colómbia 13 – Brazil 5

Sept. 10
Argentina 9 – Ecuador 10
Brazil 4 – Dominican Republic 20 (4 inns.)
Honduras 0 – Colómbia 13 (5 inns.)

First Round Standings
Colómbia 5-0
Dominican Republic 4-1
Brazil 2-3
Ecuador 2-3
Honduras 2-3
Argentina 0-5

Sept. 11
Brazil 17 – Ecuador 3 (5 inns.)
Argentina 2 – Honduras 17 (3 inns.)
Colómbia 11 – Dominican Republic 4

Sept. 12
Honduras 3 – Dominican Republic 13 (5 inns.)
Argentina 0 – Brazil 16 (3 inns.)
Ecuador 1 – Colómbia 8
Colómbia 18 – Honduras 1 (5 inns.)

Sept. 13
Brazil 13 – Honduras 1
Dominican Republic 16 – Ecuador 1 (4 inns.)
Colómbia 22 – Argentina 0 (3 inns.) [ perfect game]
Ecuador 17 – Argentina 7 (5 inns.)

Sept. 14
Argentina 0 – Dominican Republic 18
Honduras 9 – Ecuador 10
Dominican Republic 21 – Brazil 3
Brazil 3 – Colómbia 18

Final Standings W-L RF RA
Colómbia           10-0 139 22
Dominican Republic 8-2 148 36
Brazil                   5-5  92 90
Ecuador              4-6  56 108
Honduras           3-7  72 129
Argentina          0-10 25 179

Details, awards, box scores can be found at the link.

TEAM OF HONOR
Best C: Angel Beltrán (COL)
Best 1B: Gabriel Moya (BRA)
Best 2B: Carlos Galindo (COL)
Best 3B: Matias Goyes (ECU)
Best SS: Cristan Garcés (ECU
Best LF: Bruno Carranza (ECU)
Best CF: Josua Moreno (HON)
Best RF: Fernando Saona (ECU)
MVP: Jean Paul Tamayo (COL)
Best Batter: Santiago Vargas (COL)
Most RBI: Junior Sánchez (DOM)
Most Bases Robadas: Cristian Gracés (ECU)
Most HR: Santiago Sánchez (COL)
Most Wins and Games Played: Jean Paul Tamayo (COL)
Best ERA: Jean Paul Tamayo (COL)

Photos by Freddy Jinete Daza.

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