The Korean Under-18 National Baseball Team fell to archrivals Japan in the first game of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-18 Baseball World Cup Super Round.The Korean National Team, coached by Lee Young-bok (Chungam-Go), dropped a 1-7 decision to Japan in the Super Round on Sunday afternoon in Taipei, Taiwan.Starting pitcher Bae Chan-seung (Daegu Go) battled back to strike out seven in five innings, but gave up four runs (two earned) on four hits to take the loss.Jeon Mir (Gyeongbuk High), who was handed the baton, was shaky, allowing three runs on three hits and one walk in one inning.South Korea played its final group game against Puerto Rico earlier in the day and then took a short break before facing Japan.The previous day’s game against Puerto Rico was declared a suspended game due to rain in the third inning.In the previous game against Puerto Rico, they resumed the game after a 5-1 lead and went on to win 8-1.Under the Super Round rule, which allows teams to advance from the group stage, Korea’s record in the Super Round is 1-2.The tournament will determine the finalists and the third- and fourth-place finishers based on pool play in the Super Round.South Korea will play the second game of the Super 바카라사이트 Round on Aug. 8 at 3:30 p.m. against the United States.

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