Japan became the first team to punch their ticket to the semifinals of the 2013 World Baseball Classic after their outstanding performance in Pool 1.
Following a back-and-forth game with a semifinal matchup against Japan on the line, the Netherlands was able to outlast Cuba in what could end up being one of the best games of the tournament.
Throughout the course of play in Pool 1, there were a number of players that stood out and it truly was a great round of action. Some players put in outstanding performances, while others cost their teams.
Here is a look at the heroes and goats from Pool 1 of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.