‘The weather is bad again… ‘Korea U-18 national team’s double header… If Puerto Rico wins in the morning, the first game of Super R will be against Japan in the afternoon.

Coach Lee Young-bok’s U-18 youth baseball team prepared for a difficult day due to bad weather. You have to play 2 games a day for 7 days. 스포츠토토

On the 6th (Korean time), Korea played the final match of Group A of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-18 Baseball World Cup (World Youth Baseball Championship) against Puerto Rico in Taichung, Taiwan.

Puerto Rico scored one run in the top of the first inning, and with the bases loaded, the game was stopped once due to rain. After some time had passed, the game resumed, and the Korean national team scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning with the bases loaded, turning the score to 5-1. But it rained again.

Heavy rain poured down ahead of the defense in the top of the third inning, when Korea was ahead 5-1. We waited for 3-4 hours, but in the end, the game did not end that day. It became a suspended match. 

It was decided that the game, which was suspended that day, would be moved to Taipei on the morning of the 7th. The national team has to play a double header due to bad weather. The game resumes at 5-1 in the top of the third inning.

Korea was originally scheduled to play its first group match against Puerto Rico on the 1st, but it was canceled due to rain, and the schedule began to be disrupted. The first opponent ended up being Taiwan on the 2nd, not Puerto Rico, and they lost 1-6.

The problem was that the last match of the group stage, held on the reserve day, was suspended due to rain. The group stage must be completed on the morning of the 7th, and the first game of the super round must be played immediately in the afternoon.

If Korea wins against Puerto Rico, it will advance to the super round as second place in its group and face Japan in the first round. If they suffer an upset loss, they will face the Netherlands in the first match as 3rd place in their group. No matter who the opponent was, we had the burden of a double header.

Korea is tied for 2nd place with Puerto Rico (3 wins, 1 loss) with 3 wins and 1 loss, and has secured at least 3rd place in the group and a right to advance to the super round, which is given to the 3rd place in each group.

In the Baseball World Cup, the top three teams from Group A and Group B will play a super round full league, and the combined score will determine which team will advance to the finals and which will advance to the 3rd and 4th place playoffs. 

In Group B, 1st place USA (4 wins, 1 loss), 2nd place Japan (4 wins, 1 loss), and 3rd place Netherlands (4 wins, 1 loss) advanced to the super round. In Group A, Chinese Taipei took first place with 5 wins. 

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