After suffering a shocking loss to Chinese Taipei yesterday (Feb. 2), the baseball team beat the underdogs in a cold game to advance to the Super Round. However, after finishing second in their group, they have a thorny road ahead.
After being pinned to the mound in Taiwan yesterday, our bats came out swinging against the weakest team in Group A, Thailand.
After scoring two runs in the first inning, Choi Ji-hoon’s three-run homer and Yoon Dong-hee’s back-to-back RBI singles in the second made it 6-0, and in the fourth, we scored 10 runs in one inning to fulfill the cold-game requirement.
Behind four scoreless innings from starter Na Gyun-an, the team secured a 17-0, five-inning cold game victory.
With a 2-1 record in the group stage, they advanced to the Super Round as the second best team in the group behind Chinese Taipei.
[Ryu Jung-il/ National Baseball Team Manager: I think we won easily because our bats were hitting well in the early innings. We will give it our all in the super round].
The remaining schedule is a thorny one.
We are in the Super Round with one loss against Chinese Taipei, so we must beat China and Japan to advance to the final, assuming that Chinese Taipei beats Japan.토토사이트
If Taiwan loses to Japan, China, Japan, and Taiwan will all have 2 wins and 1 loss, which means we have to play for team quality balance, or TQB, which is about minimizing goals conceded and scoring more goals.
The added pressure of finishing second in the group means that both Super Round matches will be played at 12 noon.
If we lose, it’s over.
The team gets a day off tomorrow, and then it’s back to the drawing board the day after.