2012 South American Championship

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The 2012 South American Championship was held from October 11 to October 21, 2011 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Flag of Argentina Argentina won their second straight title, the first time the team had accomplished that feat. They beat Ecuador 8-7 in 10 innings in the finale when 2011 MVP Javier Olmos drove in the winner off Junior Cordero; Olmos was also the winning pitcher. Juan Martín led the tourney in average (.600) and runs (6). Jacinto Cipriota was named the best infielder and led the event with 4 RBI.

Flag of Ecuador Ecuador had gone unbeaten until the finale, looking for their first South American Championship title since 1966.

Flag of Peru Peru won the Bronze Medal, topping Chile 7-5 in the Bronze Medal game.

Flag of Chile Chile only beat Bolivia, but their loss to first-place Argentina was by only one run (5-4).

Flag of Bolivia Bolivia was outscored 42-4 in going 0-4, their closest game being 7-2 against Chile.

See also 2012 South American Championship (Rosters)