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Five takeaways from junior worlds

Updated: July 8, 2013, 9:38 AM ET
By Graham Hays | espnW.com

The United States junior national team didn't need to come to bat in the seventh inning of any of its first eight games in the ISF Junior World Championship. Large leads made those final outs superfluous. Sunday, the video feed from the tournament showed American players trying to clear standing water from the infield with water bottles, buckets, brooms and anything else they could find, hoping to find a way to play the seventh.

It wasn't to be.

Japan beat the ...

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