Northwood and Panama players pose for a photo after playing in the consolation game Saturday at Taylor, Mich.
Northwood, the Southeast Region champion, began the series winning its first two game and then lost twice in the same day to move into the consolation game.
Northwood and Panama became friends during the week.
Rain delayed the U.S. championship game, West (Hawaii) versus Southwest (Texas) scheduled later Saturday. The winner plays Asia-Pacific Sunday for the World Championship. Closing ceremonies will follow.
Northwood, 3-2 in the tournament, is scheduled to arrive at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Monday at 2:05 p.m. The public is welcome to greet Northwood on its return.