Today in Branson, Missouri at Ballparks of America the 2018 Cal Ripken Major 70 World Series semi-finals will take place.
Japan will face Korea in the international bracket final at 4:30 P.M., after that Virginia will play Middle Atlantic at 7 P.M.
Japan already defeated Korea 2-0 two days ago in a tightly contested game. Korea bounced back with a 4-2 victory over Puerto Rico setting up a rematch with the undefeated Japan squad. Japan has been the most dominant team in the international bracket with a run differential of +17, it will be interesting to see if Korea can avenge there only loss of the tournament and move on to the final game.
On the American side of the bracket Virginia will play Middle Atlantic (Prince George, MD) at 7 P.M. Both teams are undefeated and rolling through the competition with ease. Middle Atlantic has been the best team in the tournament so far with a run differential of +21 but Virginia is right behind them. Good luck picking a winner in this game, both teams have had incredible runs so far.
The world championship game will take place tomorrow night at 7 P.M. between the winners of these two matchups.
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