Japan (5-0) claimed the top spot in the International Pool, with an exciting and nail-biting 2-1 win over Mexico (4-1) Wednesday night in Cal Sr.'s Yard, while Republic of Korea (2-3) earned the fourth and final seed with a 7-0 win over Australia (1-4), also at Cal Sr.'s Yard.
Japan will meet Republic of Korea today (Friday) at 5 p.m, while Mexico, the two seed, will meet third-seeded Dominican Republic at noon. Both games are at Cal Sr.'s Yard.
In the American Pool, Oahu, Hawaii, picked up the top seed with a perfect 4-0 record, while Charles County, Md. (2-2), earned the second seed by virtue of its win over Tri-Counties, Texas (2-2), on the first day of pool play.
In the National Pool, Southeastern Lexington, Ky., and Clifton Park, N.Y. (both 3-1), are one and two seeds respectively, after each won elimination games Wednesday at Cal Sr.'s Yard. Waite Park, Minn. (2-2), and West Raleigh, N.C. (2-2), were the two teams left short.
Charles County will meet Kentucky today at 2:30 p.m. in the first U.S. semifinal, while Hawaii will face New York in the nightcap at 8 p.m.
Semifinal winners will play for their respective championship contests on Saturday, International at 11 a.m. and the U.S. at 2 p.m., both on Cal Sr.'s Yard.
The winners of Saturday's matchups will meet at 2 p.m Sunday on Cal Sr.'s Yard for the championship.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun