The United States shut out Puerto Rico, 3-0, to remain unbeaten since the tournament's first round. First baseman Justin Smoak batted third, and he went 0-for-3 with a walk. Smoak has now unbelievably gone without a hit for two consecutive games.
Team Canada put a beating on Venezuela, 9-2. Emerson Frostad did not play in the game. Former Rangers prospect Tim Smith saw action as the designated hitter, going 1-for-5 with a run batted in.
The Americans will face Cuba for the first time in the 2009 World Cup on Thursday afternoon.
Because Team USA has already defeated two Pool G teams, they officially hold a 4-0 record in the third round, and Wednesday's victory secured their spot in this weekend's championship.
69-75, 11.0 GB
The RedHawks failed to qualify for the Pacific Coast League playoffs.
39-31, 2.0 GB
The RoughRiders failed to qualify for the Texas League playoffs.
Lost 2-3 in Cal League Semifinals (Best of five)
The Blaze had an extremely successful season, making the playoffs for the first time since 2001 and reaching the California League Semifinal series.
30-40, 15.5 GB
The Crawdads failed to qualify for the South Atlantic League playoffs.
37-39, 10.0 GB
The Indians played much better late in the season, but they still failed to qualify for the Northwest League playoffs.
12-16, 4.5 GB
The AZL Rangers failed to quality for the Arizona League playoffs.
18-45, 29.5 GB
The DSL Rangers1 failed to qualify for the Dominican Summer League playoffs.
47-15, 9.0 GU
After winning the division, the DSL Rangers2 got a bye in the first round of the playoffs, but they were swept in the best-of-three Dominican Summer League semifinal series.
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