After a couple of days of exciting Pool B play at the 2013 World Baseball Classic, the Netherlands and Chinese Taipei will advance to the second round with 2-1 records.
Chinese Taipei won the opener of the pool over Australia and cruised to another victory a day later against the Dutch. Korea, who was eliminated but also finished with a 2-1 record, took down Chinese Taipei in the Pool B finale.
Korea won’t get the opportunity to continue on because of the tiebreaker (based on Team Quality Balance), which had them in third place, according to Debby Wu of MLB.com.
The Dutch took down Korea early on in pool play but then fell to Chinese Taipei before getting their act together to defeat Australia in their third game of the tournament. Australia finished Pool B action winless, going 0-3 and getting outscored 14-2.
So with the Netherlands and Chinese Taipei advancing to play against the two winners of Pool A, let’s take a look at who had the biggest impact on Pool B. Here are the stars and goats from first round play in the pool.