South Korea finally struck first.
South Korea opened the scoring in the second inning of the Hangzhou Asian Games final against Chinese Taipei at the Xiaoxing Baseball Stadium near Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on Sunday with a leadoff double by Moon Bo-kyung and a sacrifice fly by Kim Ju-won, and later added a run on a wild pitch by Lin Yumin.
The Koreans, who had runners on first and second with no outs in the top of the first, survived a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the first.
Another chance. In the top of the second inning, Moon Bo-kyung led off with a double, and No. 6 Kang Baek-ho, who had three hits including a home run against China the day before, came to bat. He swung wildly at the first pitch, but was hit by a pitch and the ball went sideways, allowing Moon to advance to third base with no outs.
The fifth pitch in the 2B2S was a slow grounder to the third baseman, but Moon stayed at third and the third baseman threw to first for the out.
Kim Joo-won, #7, came up to bat in right field. First time facing Lin Yumin. First pitch high fastball. Swung and missed at a changeup in the second. Kim hit a fastball in the zone, but it was fouled off, making it 1B2S. Kim picked off the fourth and fifth pitches for a full count, then hit the sixth pitch for a sacrifice fly to left field. Moon Bo-kyung sprinted and slid home to make it 1-0.메이저사이트
No. 8 Kim Hyung-jun continued to harass Lin Yumin by hitting a first-pitch single to left. Kim Sung-yoon followed with a double down the left field line to put runners on second and third.
After striking out in her first at-bat, Kim struck out in her second at-bat. Lin Yumin’s second pitch from 1B sailed over Hsieh’s head and into the back of the net. In the meantime, Kim Hyung-jun came home to make it 2-0.
The Taiwanese coach went to the umpire to complain about the game being played in heavy rain. The rain meant that the pitchers couldn’t throw the ball properly. Kim Hye-sung grounded out in front of the second baseman to end the second inning.