2002 World University Baseball Championship

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2002 World University Baseball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Italy
Dates 2–11 August
Teams 10 (from 3 continents)
Final positions
Champions
Gold medal world centered.svg
 Cuba (1st title)
Runner-up
Silver medal world centered.svg
 United States
Third place
Bronze medal world centered.svg
 Japan
Fourth place  Chinese Taipei
Tournament statistics
Games played 31
Most Valuable Player Cuba Orelvis Avila

The 2002 World University Baseball Championship was an under-23 international college baseball tournament that was held from August 2 to 11, 2002. The final game was held on August 11, 2002 in Messina, Italy. It was the first time the University Championship took place. Italy hosted the tournament and 10 nations competed.

In the end, the Cuba won their first University Championship, over a win against runner-up United States.[1]

Round 1[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Qualified for the quarter-finals
Did not qualify for the quarter-finals
Team W L R RA PCT
 United States 3 1 38 7 .750
 Italy 3 1 18 14 .750
 South Korea 2 2 23 23 .500
 China 2 2 13 13 .500
 Canada 0 4 7 42 .000

Pool B[edit]

Qualified for the quarter-finals
Did not qualify for the quarter-finals
Team W L R RA PCT
 Cuba 4 0 29 4 1.000
 Japan 3 1 25 2 .750
 Chinese Taipei 2 2 17 14 .500
 Czech Republic 1 3 5 30 .250
 France 0 4 6 32 .000

Round 2[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
A1  United States 14
B4  Czech Republic 1
Q1  United States 2
Q2  Japan 1
B2  Japan 6
A3  South Korea 1
S1  United States 0
S2  Cuba 6
A2  Italy 3
B3  Chinese Taipei 14
Q3  Chinese Taipei 0
Q4  Cuba 2
B1  Cuba 3
A4  China 0

Final standings[edit]

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