They went on to beat Australia, 9-0, in the semifinals before shutting out South Korea again for the championship. It was the fourth straight gold medal in the event for Team USA.
Wilcox appeared in three games for the Stars and Stripes. His best and longest outing
came against Cuba, as he got the start and the win, throwing seven innings. He gave up just one unearned run on two hits and three walks. He finished with five strikeouts.
For the tournament, he was 1-0 with three hits allowed and strikeouts in eight innings. Opponents batted just .111 against him and he had a 0.00 earned run average. He gave up one hit and fanned one batter in
one inning against the Netherlands and threw a perfect seventh inning with one strikeout in the gold medal game.
“It was amazing just being a part of such a talented team and playing for your country. It’s like no other feeling,” Wilcox said. “I was just ready to do my job whenever the team needed me and I feel like I did what I needed to do in order for us to get the gold.”