The Korean National Under-18 Baseball Team’s final group game at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-18 Baseball World Cup was suspended due to inclement weather.
The Korean National Team, led by Lee Young-bok (Chungam-Go), took a 5-1 lead into the bottom of the second inning against Puerto Rico in Group A of the tournament in Taichung, Taiwan, on Saturday, but the game was suspended due to heavy rain in the top of the third inning.
The game was not resumed due to continued rain and was later resumed in the same situation in the top of the third inning.
“The exact schedule has not been set,” an official from the Korea Baseball Softball Association told Yonhap, adding, “The team will travel to Taipei, Taiwan, where the super round will be held, and is expected to play the remaining games against Puerto Rico.”
South Korea is tied for second place with Puerto Rico (3-1-1) with three wins and one loss prior to today’s match and has secured at least a third-place finish in the group to qualify for the super round, which is awarded to the top three finishers in each group.
The team’s final group position will be determined by the outcome of the game against Puerto Rico, which will also determine the pool schedule for the Super Round.
The top three teams in Group A and Group B will play a Super Round robin, with the combined record determining the finalists and the third- and fourth-place finishers.
In Group B, No. 1 USA (4-1), No. 2 Japan (4-1) and No. 3 Netherlands (4-1) have qualified for the Super Round. 파워볼