The semi finals matched Cuba with Canada and Australia had to play powerhouse Japan who had already beaten the Cubans in the first round 7 to 1. It looked like we would see a Japan-Cuba Gold Medal game. But in the morning game Chris Oxspring (Padres) and former big leaguer Jeff Williams combined to pitch a five-hit shutout as Australia upset top seed Japan in a 1-0 victory . We came back from the island of Sifnos in time for the Canada-Cuba game.