Mexico Team Remains Undefeated In Premier 12

Jonathan Jones and Matt Clark hit home runs and Mexico remained undefeated in the Baseball Pre-Olympic by whitening Australia 3-0 on Tuesday.

Jones, a center fielder who was runner-up in the Mexican League with the Lions of Yucatan, went 3-2. It disappeared at the first launch of Australian starter Josh Guyer and added a double tug in the room. Clark hit a solo homer with an out in the room.

The victory left Mexico with a 3-0 record in the Premier 12 super round played at the Tokyo Dome. It is followed by Japan and South Korea (both 2-1), the United States and Taiwan (both 1-2) and Australia (0-3). Mexico's overall balance is 5-0 by including its victories during the phase of which it hosted in Guadalajara.


Mexico will see them against Japan on Wednesday and against South Korea on Friday.

The United States won its first victory of the decisive phase by beating Japanese hosts 4-3.

Jake Cronenworth, a Tampa Bay prospect, towed the race that gave the United States the lead in the first inning and the Angels' promise Jo Adelle hit a home run.

Clayton Richard, discharged by Toronto in September, was credited with the victory despite allowing two runs in 2 2/3 innings.

With Scott Brosius as manager, the United States will face Australia on Wednesday and against Taiwan on Friday.

The first two of the super round will play the match for the gold medal and the third and fourth will play for the bronze.

The first of the Americas, the United States or Mexico, will qualify for the Tokyo Olympics next year. The second of the Americans will have another opportunity with a tie that will be staged in March or April.

Japan and Israel have already secured their tickets for Tokyo 2020.