The Korea Baseball Organization’s 30th Asian Baseball Championship baseball team, led by head coach Lee Jung-myung, defeated the Philippines 8-2 in the first game of the Super Round at the Taipei Dome in Taiwan.굿모닝토토 도메인
According to the Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA), Korea scored the first two runs against the Philippines in the bottom of the first inning after Jung Jun-young (KT Wiz) singled and Park Joo-chan (NC Dinos) walked to put runners on first and third base. (0-2)
However, Jang Ji-soo (Hanwha Eagles), who pitched a perfect game against the Filipino bats until the top of the third inning, gave up a leadoff double to the leadoff batter in the top of the fourth inning and then gave up two consecutive hits to tie the game. (2-2)
Korea immediately regained the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning when Kim Bum-seok (LG Twins) and Lee Min-joon (Hanwha Eagles) led off with a walk and a single, respectively, and both scored on back-to-back errors. In the bottom of the fifth, Park Joo-chan led off with a double to right-center field, and Na Seung-yeop followed with an infield single to bring in the second run. (2-5)
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Na Seung-yeop walked and a wild pitch put runners on first and second, Kim Bum-seok hit a double down the left field line, and Kim Sung-woo (LG Twins) followed with an RBI single to bring in two more runs, with one more run scoring in the bottom of the eighth. (2-8)
The bullpen of Shin Heon-min (SSG Landers), Jung Hyun-soo (Songwon University), Kim Dong-hyuk (Kiwoom Heroes), Kang Min-gu (Yonsei), and Cho Byung-hyun (SSG Landers), who came in after starter Jang Ji-soo, did not allow any more runs against the Philippines.
“With a 1-1 record in the Super Round, Korea will play the final game of the Super Round against Japan at 13:30 on September 9 at the Taipei Dome with a spot in the finals at stake,” said the Korea Baseball Softball Association.