Losing 1-6 without a single effort.

The South Korean National Team was swept in its first game of the World Youth Championship.

The team fell 1-6 to home team Chinese Taipei in the opening round of the 31st World Youth Baseball Championship at the Intercontinental Baseball Stadium in Taichung, Taiwan on Sunday. In what was thought to be the de facto game to decide first place in Group A, the team fell flat.

Despite the lopsided support from the home fans, the team was clearly outplayed.

In the top of the first inning, Yeo Dong-gun (Seoul High) singled to open the scoring. From there, the team could only muster five scattered hits. Instead, they were forced to watch Ko Ching-Hsien, who hit the game-winner in Australia, go 2-for-2 with a double and two walks.

The failure to capitalize on a pitching change in the third inning proved fatal. If the team had taken advantage of the opportunity to replace Hwang Jun-seo, whose pitching had deteriorated a bit in the third inning, the outcome of the game could have been different, but even if you take all of that out of the equation, the national team didn’t play well. The only saving grace was a three-inning, one-run, seven-strikeout performance from Korean ace Kim Taek-yeon.메이저사이트

Chinese Taipei’s other ace, Lin Wei-En, dominated the national team’s bats with a 5 1/3 inning, six-strikeout, no-hitter.

With two wins in the tournament, Chinese Taipei has effectively clinched first place in the opening round. In Group A, the United States defeated Spain 6-2 and Japan blanked Panama 7-0.

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