2012 South American Championship
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.
Peru won the Bronze Medal, topping Chile 7-5 in the Bronze Medal game.
Chile only beat Bolivia, but their loss to first-place Argentina was by only one run (5-4).
Bolivia was outscored 42-4 in going 0-4, their closest game being 7-2 against Chile.