“Let’s win the tournament and go to Japan!” Zhao Yangzhong wins the 8th Mapo Seoul JC U16 Baseball Tournament

July 4, 2023 0 Comments

“Let’s win and go to Japan”.

The moment the winner was announced. The cheers of the winning team spread through the Guui Baseball Stadium.

In the final game of the U16 baseball tournament organized by the Seoul Baseball and Softball Association (Chairman Kim Yoon-gyu), Jayang Middle School defeated powerhouse Bae Myung Middle School to win the title. The team will participate in the Korea-Japan exchange game in Kyoto, Japan next month.

The 8th GSI-sponsored Mapo Seoul JC U16 Baseball Tournament, held at Mokdong Baseball Field and Guui Baseball Field from March 23rd to 2nd, was a tough schedule, as the players had to contend with a rainy season and a heat wave, but their play was hotter and more serious than ever.

Mapo Seo Seoul JC, together with the Korea Kyoto Youth Chamber, has been sponsoring the tournament, now in its eighth year, and sending the winners of the Seoul Middle School Baseball Tournament to the Kyoto tournament as a selection team.

In particular, executives from Hong Kong Peninsula JC attended the tournament to watch the final and discuss a blueprint for a future friendly baseball tournament involving Asian teams from Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong.

Along with Mapo Seo Seoul JC, the tournament was sponsored by Global Sports Integration (GSI), an Atlanta-based sports agency that specializes in baseball and has represented KBO players such as Hwang Jae-gyun, Choi Byeong-dae, LG Moon Bo-kyung, and Casey Kelly, among others.

GSI also aims to contribute to the career development of student baseball players in Seoul, participate in international tournaments in the U.S., and raise the level of student baseball in Korea by spreading advanced training systems through local academies.

The MVP of the tournament was Uhm Jun-sang (3rd grade, Jayang Middle School), while Kim Si-young (3rd grade, Jayang Middle School) and Lee Won-young (3rd grade, Bae Myung Middle School) won the Pitching Award. In particular, Uhm Jun-sang of Jayang Middle School, who was honored as the MVP of the tournament, took home two awards for his batting average of 7.5 percent, including a home run.

The individual winners were also awarded KSM Sports’ top-quality handmade WE gloves, gift certificates for eyeglasses and sports goggles from Apgujeong Irish Optical, and baseball equipment.토토사이트

Na Jin-gyun, vice president of the Seoul Baseball and Softball Association, which organized the tournament, said, “From this year, there will be one after another overseas exchange games that have not been held until now, and it will be an opportunity to raise the level of student baseball in Seoul to the next level.” He expressed his expectations for the overseas exchange games and training camps.

“In particular, we hope that you will be interested in watching the live broadcast on YouTube, which is provided in conjunction with the video broadcast team of the Department of Media and Communication at Chungbuk National University.” The Seoul Baseball and Softball Association’s major games are available live on the organization’s YouTube channel.

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