japanese victory

The match between Korea and Japan in the second round of the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) preliminary round held at Tokyo Dome in Japan on the 17th.Japanese players are happy after winning 

Japan passedthe Asian Professional Baseball Championship(APBC) 2023 preliminary round with 3 wins and no losses and advanced to the finals.

In Game 3 of the preliminary round against Australia held at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on the 18th, Japan won a 10-0 cold game in the 8th inning with an overwhelming performance with both hits.

According to the competition regulations, if the score difference increases by more than 10 points after the 7th inning, the game will end early.

As a result, Japan advanced to the finals by taking first place in the preliminary group (3 wins), defeating Taiwan, Korea, and even Australia.

Japan, which had already confirmed its advance to the finals with a victory over Korea the previous day, gave its main hitters Shota Morishita and Shugo Maki a rest on this day.

Nevertheless, they easily defeated Australia with a 13-hit show of firepower.

Kyota Fujiwara, who was playing in this tournament for the first time, took the leadoff role and played well with 3 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs scored.

There were three batters who recorded multiple hits, including Yuki Okabayashi (2 hits in 2 at bats), Kaito Gojono (2 hits in 4 at bats), and Yuki Nomura (2 hits in 2 at bats).

Japan added 2 points in the top of the 8th inning to take the lead to 10, and the game ended as Australia was unable to narrow the gap in the next attack.

Japan’s mound was also overwhelming.

The Japanese pitching staff did not allow a single player to get on base, including a hit, until two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Starter Takahisa Hayakawa pitched 5 innings with no hits, no walks, and 7 strikeouts, and bullpen Kojiro Yoshimura continued his perfect streak through 1⅔ innings.

The third pitcher, Shunsuke Sato, who came on the mound with two outs in the seventh inning, gave up one hit and two walks, failing to set a record, but no runs were allowed.

Japan will play the finals on the 19th against the winner of the Korea-Taiwan match to be held at 7 p.m. 토토사이트