Tokyo, Nov. 11 – South Korea defeated the United States 1-5 in the super round of the Premier 12 baseball tournament today, in a match that appeared to be sentenced from the first inning, when the Asians got three of their five races .
The clash, in the Tokyo Dome of the Japanese capital, was the third and last of the first day of this championship, which will leave two of the six teams that will play the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
And the game was well focused for South Koreans when Kim Jaehwan got a home run with Kim Ha Seong in third base and Lee Jung-Hoo in second, a triple that was the most outstanding note of the first half of the game.
The United States scored its only race at the start of the sixth act, thanks to the homer of its sixth batter, Brent Rooker, but luck was over and the Americans could not score more in the rest of the game.
At the next entry, however, it was again the turn of the South Koreans. First it was Park Min Woo, released from first base, on Kim Ha Seong’s batting turn, and then the latter thanks to a single by Lee Jung-Hoo.
The Americans could do nothing in their two remaining batting shifts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 C H E
USA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 13 0
South Korea 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 X 5 9 1
Won: Yang Hyeonjong (1-0)
Lost: Cody Ponce (0-1)
Bret Rooker and Kim Jaehwan home runs.