Park Se-woong and Noh Si-hwan perfect scores… Baseball Korea-Japan 2-0 win
Korean baseball, which needed to win the remaining games to win the gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, took a breather by defeating its difficult opponent, Japan.
The Korean national team, led by coach Ryu Joong-il, defeated Japan 2-0 in the first game of the Super Round held at Stadium 1 of the Baseball and Softball Sports Center in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, China on the 5th,
thanks to starting pitcher Park Se-woong (Lotte Giants) pitching 6 scoreless innings. 카지노사이트원
Korea, which advanced to the super round with one loss after losing to first-place Chinese Taipei in the group stage,
maintained its hopes of advancing to the finals with a combined record of 1 win and 1 loss.
The next opponent is China.
On this day, Park Se-woong lived up to expectations by holding down the Japanese batting lineup with 9 strikeouts, 2 hits, 2 walks, and no runs.
He allowed a walk to first batter Hiroki Nakagawa in the top of the first inning and advanced to second base with a stolen base.
He was hit by a left-handed hit by Shoji Kitamura, putting him on first and third base with one out.
However, he overcame the challenge by setting up the follow-up hitter,
Tatsuhiko Sato, on a foul fly at first base and striking out Masashi Maruyama.
Park Se-woong, who safely got through the first inning, struck out eight more over the next five innings.
The Korean batting lineup struggled to break the balance of 0 in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Leadoff hitter Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom Heroes) opened the game with a single and then quickly reached second base, creating an opportunity.
Then, Choi Ji-hoon (SSG Landers) sent out a bunt and Yoon Dong-hee walked,
giving them a chance to reach 1st and 3rd bases with one out.
Korea’s first score came when Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha Eagles), who had been silent on this day,
hit a big left fielder’s sacrifice fly to call Kim Hye-seong home.