U18 Baseball falls to hosts Chinese

Taipei 1-6 in first game of World Youth Championships

Korea National Under-18 Baseball Team.

The Korea National Under-18 Baseball Team lost to Chinese Taipei in its first game at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Youth Baseball Championship 2023.

Korea, coached by Lee Young-bok, 토토사이트 dropped a 1-6 decision to Chinese Taipei in their first game of the preliminary round of the tournament in Taichung, Taiwan on Tuesday (Feb. 2).

South Korea started left-hander Hwang Jun-seo, a sophomore at Jang Chung-go. Hwang, who is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming KBO rookie draft, was highly touted but struggled a bit, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out three in 2 1/3 innings.

Hwang got off to a rough start in the top of the first inning, as Yeo Dong-gun singled to lead off the inning, only to be followed by a throwing error by right fielder Lee Seung-min. Hwang then laid down a sacrifice bunt and a fly ball to center field for the second out, 스포츠토토 but was hit by Wang Nianhao.

After a scoreless second inning, Hwang was hit by a pitch to Wang Nianhao and a walk to Ko Qingxien in the top of the third inning.

Kim Taek-yeon, who came on to pitch, followed with an RBI single to make it 1-4.

After scoring one more run in the fourth inning, the Korean batting lineup was unable to catch up and gave up two more runs in between to make it 1-6.

That’s how the game ended, and they suffered a rather lethargic defeat.

Korea will play the second game of the preliminary round on Wednesday against the Czech Republic.

The Koreans are in Group A with Taiwan, Australia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Czech Republic, 스포츠토토맨 and will need to finish in the top three of their group to advance to the Super Round.

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