The United States beat Chinese Taipei 5-1 in the final ©Twitter/WBSC

The United States have won a third age-group Baseball World Cup in a number of weeks, blowing past Chinese Taipei in the Under-18 Baseball World Cup final in Florida.

The Americans trailed after three innings in the gold-medal game, but Gavin Drake drove in Bryce Eldridge in the fourth inning and George Kendall stole home after a loose pitch in the fifth to take the lead.

Eldridge - later named the tournament's Most Valuable Player (MVP) - hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to make things more comfortable.

The final finished 5-1 in favour of the host nation.

The bronze-medal match, also played at Sarasota's Ed Smith Stadium, finished 6-2 to Japan against South Korea.

Shiki Kawahara was dominant for Japan in relief, allowing just one hit and no walks over three innings of work.

Under-18 Baseball World Cup MVP Eldridge and Kawahara were both named to the All-World Team.

Eldridge finished the event with three home runs, 13 runs batted in and 10 runs scored, across nine games.

He also pitched a scoreless inning in the final.

Fellow American Aidan Miller also made the All-World Team.

Catcher Shion Matsuo was a second Japanese representative in the selection.

Staring pitcher Lin Shao-En and outfielder Chiu Hsin gave Chinese Taipei two selections, likewise Mexican infielders Yael Romero and Rosman Verdugo.

Jeong Jun-young and Jeong Dae-seon were South Korea's representatives, at centre field and third base, while Dominican Luis Escudero completed the 11.

American teams had already won the World Baseball Softball Confederation Under-12 Baseball World Cup and Under-15 Baseball World Cup titles this year.