Korean Baseball Defeats China and Advances to Finals

[Asian Games] Korean Baseball Defeats China and Advances to Finals... Gold Medal Match Against Chinese Taipei

Kim Joo-won and Kang Baek-ho ‘pop boom’… All starters pitched 16 hits, Won Tae-in pitched 6 scoreless innings.

Korean baseball will clash with Taiwan again for the gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. 온라인카지노

The Korean national baseball team, led by coach Ryu Joong-il, recorded 16 hits, including two cannon shots by Kim Joo-won (NC Dinos) and Kang Baek-ho (KT Wiz), in the second game of the Super Round held at Stadium 1 of the Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Center in Zhejiang, China, on the 6th. They defeated China 8-1.

Korea, with 2 wins and 1 loss in the super round reflecting the group stage, advanced to the finals in second place regardless of the result of the Taiwan-Japan match held this afternoon.

Even if Taiwan, which has already won two games, loses to Japan (two losses), it will advance to the finals in first place thanks to beating Korea according to the competition rules that consider the winner first in the event of a tie.

Korea, which lost 0-4 to Chinese Taipei in the group stage on the 2nd, took the opportunity to avenge itself in the final game of its attempt to win the tournament for the fourth time in a row.

The gold medal match between Korea and Taiwan will be held at the same location on the 7th at 7 PM (Korean time).

Korea scored early in the game against China, which was rapidly growing, and took the game to its advantage.

When leadoff hitter Kang Baek-ho got on base with a clean hit to right in the second inning, Kim Joo-won hit a big foul home run to right, and this time he scooped up a fastball that was driven into the center of China's right-handed starting pitcher Wang Weiyi and went over the right wall for the first two-run arch. I drew it.

This is Kim Joo-won's second home run in this tournament, having hit a solo home run in the group stage game against Thailand.

Kim Hyeong-jun (NC) and Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom Heroes) continued with singles, and with one out and runners on first and third base, Ji-hoon Choi (SSG Landers) hit a sacrifice fly to increase the score to 3-0.

In the third inning, with two outs and no runners, Kang Baek-ho scooped up a fast ball from China's second pitcher, left-hander Wang Xiang, and hit a large solo shot.

Kang Baek-ho, who was moved down to the 6th batting order due to poor batting, recorded his first home run and multiple hits (two or more hits in a game) at the same time.

Korea added 2 points in the 4th inning with a lively attack, effectively clinching the win or loss.

Kim Seong-yoon (Samsung Lions) and Choi Ji-hoon's hit led to a single with one out and 3rd batter Yoon Dong-hee (Lotte Giants) on first and second base, sending Kim Seong-yoon home with a double that fell in front of the center fielder.

Then, with one out and 2nd and 3rd bases, Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha Eagles) hit a sacrifice fly to make it 6-0.

In the 8th inning, when the game tilted towards Korea, with a hit and an error, and 2 outs and runners on first and second base, Moon Bo-kyung (LG Twins) hit a double with a sweep of runners in right field.

Choi Ji-hoon and Kang Baek-ho each hit 3 hits in 4 at-bats, and Noh Si-hwan, Kim Joo-won, and Kim Seong-yoon had 2 hits each, raising expectations in the finals as all of Korea's starting batters achieved hits.

Korean starting pitcher Won Tae-in (Samsung), who took the mound five days after the first group stage game against Hong Kong, toyed with the Chinese batting lineup with a variety of breaking balls, allowing only three hits and six strikeouts, allowing 0 runs in 6 innings.

Jang Hyun-seok (8th inning, Masan Yongmag High School), the only high school pitcher, took the mound as the third pitcher in the 8th inning and gave up a run after hitting a left-handed triple by Lewin with 2 outs and 1st base, but he struck out pinch hitter Wang Shui and put out the fire.

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