Australia was, however, quality from the start.
In the top of the first inning, leadoff hitter Trent Oeltjen smacked a hit up the center barely past Mexico starter Oliver Perez, which set the stage for Luke Hughes to send a 2-0 pitch into left field for a home run and a two-run Australia advantage.
Chris Snelling made it back-to-back home runs in the next at-bat, moving the many Mexico fans in attendance from disbelief to shock.
But Australia's lead didn't last long. Mexico tallied five run in the bottom of the first, four of which came off the bat of Jorge Vazquez. Vazquez sent a grand slam more than a dozen rows into the left-field stands.
With all the offensive production, it wasn't surprising that neither starting pitcher lasted deep into the game.
Australia's Craig Anderson was the first to be replaced, getting the hook two batters into the second, allowing six runs, five earned, on six hits.
Perez didn't last much longer, as he was chased in the top of the third without recording an out after giving up seven hits and four runs while striking out five.
Though Australia didn't collect a hit in the the third or fourth innings, it remained resilient. Three runs on five hits in the fifth knotted the score at 7. Then, a frame later, the Aussies took lead, scoring three runs despite playing with two outs.
Catcher Andrew Graham's single into center field allowed Brett Roneberg to score from second standing up, and pitcher-hitter Daniel Beresford's single to left field drove in Brett Harmen.
The Australia hit parade continued for the duration of the game, and it took its toll on the Mexico bullpen. It took four Mexican pitchers to get through the sixth inning alone.
Australia continued to pile on in the seventh, pushing the score to 14-7. Snelling belted his second home run, and in perhaps summing up Mexico's struggles, Andrew Graham hit a grounder toward second that rolled underneath the glove of Edgar Gonzalez all the way to the outfield wall.