Our baseball team was swept 4-0 by Chinese Taipei, putting a red light on their bid for a fourth straight championship. The team will have to win all of its remaining games to win the championship.
Youngmin Jeon reported from Hangzhou.
In the game against Chinese Taipei, which was the de facto decider for first place in Group B, the national team’s batting lineup was silent.
They were held scoreless by Taiwanese starter Lin Yeou-min, a prospect for Major League Baseball’s Arizona, with six strikeouts through six innings, and they couldn’t capitalize on the faster-pitching relievers who came on in the seventh inning.
Starter Moon Dong-ju, making his senior national team debut, was hit by two long balls in the first inning and gave up a run on a wild pitch in the fourth.
Even closer Ko Woo-seok gave up two runs in the eighth inning, effectively ending the game.
With a 4-0 defeat amidst scattered six hits, the team dropped to second place in Group B with a 1-1 record, and the players left the field with grim expressions on their faces.토토사이트
A crushing defeat against the favorites to win the tournament proved that the Korean baseball team’s road to gold is not an easy one.
The team found themselves in a difficult position where even if they beat Thailand today (March 3) and Japan and China in the super round, they could not guarantee a spot in the final on their own.