Kim Hyung-jun of the Korean National Baseball Team celebrates after scoring on a wild pitch in the second inning.

South Korea’s baseball team, seeking a fourth straight Asian Games title, took an early lead in the final against Chinese Taipei.

South Korea, led by coach Ryu Jung-il, faced off against Chinese Taipei in the baseball final on Sunday at the

Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Center 1 in Shaoxing, China.

After escaping a bases-loaded jam in the top of the first inning, South Korea capitalized in the top of the second.

Moon Bo-kyung led off with a double and quickly moved into scoring position. Kang Baek-ho then hit an infield

single to center field, allowing Moon to advance to third base.

In the next at-bat, Kim Joo-won hit a huge sacrifice fly to left field, allowing Moon to score from third to take the lead.

The Korean offense didn’t stop there. Kim Hyung-jun singled to left and Kim Sung-yoon followed with a double to

put runners on second and third.

Taiwanese starter Lin Yu-Min began to falter, and a wild pitch at the plate allowed Kim Hye-Sung to score from

third base to make it 2-0.

South Korea was unable to capitalize on the opportunity, as Kim Hye-sung grounded out to second base.

The bottom of the second inning is currently underway. 19가이드03

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