2019 Premier 12 Friendlies

Over the previous week or so before the Premier12, 11 the teams in the tournament played friendlies against each other in preparation for the event. Venezuela played the most contests, heading to Mexico for a pair of games before moving on to Taiwan. Cuba played three games against national teams, plus another two games versus CPBL clubs. Meanwhile, USA and the Netherlands played only a single game against each other, and the Dominican Republic did not play an exhibition game.

Asia was the unquestioned top team in friendlies, with the senior national squads going 4-1. Teams from the Americas were 5-7, while neither Australia (1-1) and the Netherlands (0-1) had winning records. The results of each game follow.

Schedule
Oct. 26 Venezuela 0 – Mexico 2
Oct. 27 Venezuela 9 – Mexico 4 (6)
Oct. 31 Canada 6 – Japan 5
Oct. 31 USA 12 – Netherlands 2
Nov. 1  Canada 0 – Japan 3
Nov. 1 Puerto Rico 0 – South Korea 4
Nov. 1 Cuba 7 – Taiwan 5 (Amateur National Team)
Nov. 1 Australia 1 – Venezuela 0
Nov. 2 Puerto Rico 0 – South Korea 5
Nov. 2 Cuba 4 – Taiwan 1 (Amateur National Team)
Nov. 2 Venezuela 12 – Cuba 6
Nov. 3 Australia 1 – Taiwan 7

Records
Australia               1-1
Canada                 1-1
Cuba                     2-1
Japan                    1-1
Mexico                 1-1
Netherlands         0-1
Puerto Rico         0-2
South Korea        2-0
Taiwan                 1-0
Taiwan (Am.)      0-2
USA                      1-0
Venezuela            2-2

About Gabriel Fidler

Extra Innings UK covers baseball around the world, focussing on the sport at the national team level, with features on prominent players, scouting reports, and occasional breaking news. We are fully credentialled by MLB and have covered the World Baseball Classic, continental championships, and the U.S. minor leagues.
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