Coach Cha Myung-joo’s Baseball 5 U18 national team, 3rd place in the Asian Cup → earned a ticket to the World Cup consecutively
The Korean Baseball 5 U18 national team, led by coach Cha Myung-joo, achieved the feat of winning the 2023 WBSC Youth (U18) Baseball 5 World Cup qualifier.
The Korean Baseball 5 U18 national team, which participated in the ‘2023 Youth (U18) Baseball 5 Asia Cup’ held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the 8th to the 11th, won the bronze medal with the 3rd place finish, and the ‘2023 WBSC He succeeded in obtaining the right to advance to the Youth (U18) Baseball 5 World Cup.
This tournament was the first baseball 5 tournament held in Asia by age, and 7 countries, including Korea and the host countries Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India and Singapore, participated.
The departure was disappointing. On the first day of the preliminary round held on the 8th, Korea won the first set against the host country, Malaysia, but lost the second and third sets. However, on the same day, they won their 2 qualifying round matches against India, ending the first day with 1 win and 1 loss.
On the second day, on the 9th, they lost the 3rd and 4th matches of the qualifying round against China following the strongest Chinese Taipei, but on the 10th they won the matches against Hong Kong and Singapore one after another, advancing to the final tournament where the 4th place in the qualifying round is awarded.
On the morning of the 11th, the last day of the tournament, the national team played the first match of the final tournament against Chinese Taipei, who advanced to the tournament as the first place in the preliminary round. The national team picked up the first point and increased their momentum, but a series of mistakes came out and they lost the first set 1-11. In the second set that followed, they faced a 0-0 match up to the 5th in a tight flow바카라, but unfortunately allowed a run at the end and advanced to the bronze medal match.
In the second match of the finals tournament, where 2nd place China PR and 3rd place Malaysia faced each other in the preliminary round, China won and advanced to the final.
The defeated Malaysia was decided as Korea’s bronze medal match.
In the first set of the bronze medal match against Malaysia, the national team managed to score 3 points in the first inning, but ended the 5th regular inning with a score of 6-6 after repeating a come-from-behind and reversal. In the 6th inning, which started with a no-out runner on first base, the national team scored 2 runs, but allowed 3 runs at the end of the 6th inning, conceding the first set.
The will to reach the goal of 3rd place. There was no giving up. The national team, which reorganized the front line, won 8-1 based on a large amount of points and stable defense in the 2nd set, balancing the set score 1-1. Then, in the third set, he did not lose his concentration and achieved a thrilling come-from-behind victory 7-3.
The national team, which won the bronze medal, won the World Cup qualifier, which is given up to 3rd place in this tournament, and participated in the 2023 WBSC Youth (U18) Baseball 5 World Cup following the 2022 WBSC Baseball 5 World Cup in 2022.
Meanwhile, in the finals of the tournament, Taiwan won against China and became the champion of the 2023 Youth (U18) Baseball 5 Asia Cup.