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When occured: 
Fri, 2008-03-14

 

Though the three spots for Beijing have already been clinched in the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament, the final day is an exciting one as there are 3 one-run games and one close slugfest. In the most notable close call, tournament champion Canada needs 10 innings to beat Germany, 2 - 1. Soft-throwing Andr√© Hughes silences the Canadian bats most of the day. In the 10th, Dirk Fries issues a bases-loaded walk to Emerson Frostad to score Emmanuel Garcia with the winner. Mexico edges Spain, 2 - 1, with Cristhian 

Presichi scoring both runs as Mexico has a surprisingly tough time with Spanish ace Manny Olivera. Australia beats South Africa, 13 - 10, after South Africa had scored four runs in their first six games combined. Tom Brice scores four times in the win. Finally, South Korea tops Taiwan, 4 - 3, in a matchup of Beijing-bound teams. Youngster Kwang-hyun Kim gets the win while South Korea takes advantage of three defensive lapses by Taiwan's infield in the second inning.

 

 
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