WC pitcher impresses at WBSC World Cup in Taiwan

Sep. 14—Weatherford College freshman Ibrahim Gonzalez turned heads in the prestigious World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-18 Baseball World Cup held Aug. 31 to Sept. 10. The left-handed pitcher represented Puerto Rico in the 10-day tournament held in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Gonzalez went 2-0 with a 1.50 earned run average. He allowed seven hits, six walks and just two earned runs over nine and one-third innings while striking out 15.

Puerto Rico finished fifth in the 12-team amateur tournament. Japan took the championship; the USA finished fourth.