They tied the score in the 8th inning, but missed the chance due to a restraining order.
The “Car Next Asian Professional Baseball Championship 2023” began on the 16th at Tokyo Dome, and in the first game, South Korea achieved a walk-off victory over Australia after an overtime tie-break. South Korea lost to Australia in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March and missed out on advancing to the first round, but they achieved revenge.
South Korea’s starting pitcher is Moon Dong-ju, a right-handed pitcher who boasts the fastest speed of 160km/h. In the first inning, two walks and a wild pitch put him in a pinch with two outs and runners on first and third base, and he allowed the first run on infielder Clayton Campbell’s hit to the center field. With one out and one on first and second base in the second inning, catcher Kim Hyung-jun hit a hit to the center field to tie the game, but in the sixth inning, catcher Alex Hall hit a winning solo.
In the 8th inning, with two outs and 3rd base, infielder Kim Joo-won tied the score with a hit that fell behind the second baseman. In the 10th inning, in an overtime tie-break with no outs and 1st and 2nd base, infielder Roh Si-hwan hit the ball in front of the left field. He achieved a walk-off victory with a timely hit.
In this tournament, four regions and countries, the Japan National Baseball Team Samurai Japan, Chinese Taipei, South Korea, and Australia, will compete against each other in a round-robin match, with the top two teams playing in the finals and the bottom two teams playing in the third-place deciding match. Eligible participants are players under the age of 24 or those who have been professional for less than three years. Samurai Japan won the first tournament in 2017.
[Actual situation]Did you call goodbye?Passionate support at Chopin Uni…Beautiful cheerleaders from the Korean national team who came to Japan