Rookie Impresses in Baseball Match Against Cuba

      November 05, 2015 10:46

      Korea beat Cuba in the first ever baseball game held at Korea's first domed baseball stadium in Guro, southwest Seoul on Wednesday.

      Baseball fans cheer for Korea at an exhibition match against Cuba at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Wednesday.

      Kim Kwang-hyun of the SK Wyverns was the starting pitcher for the Korean side. The match was considered his warm-up for the World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier 12.

      Kim pitched three scoreless innings, giving up three hits and striking out two.

      Rhee Dae-Eun pitches during an exhibition match against Cuba at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Wednesday.

      Rhee Dae-eun of the Chiba Lotte Marlins and a rookie on the national team pitched next.

      The right-hander said he was nervous ahead of his national team debut, but he tossed four perfect innings and made a lasting impression on over 14,000 fans in the stadium.

      He was voted as the MVP of the game as he was instrumental in leading Korea to a 6-0 victory.

      SoftBank Hawks' slugger Lee Dae-ho, the MVP of the Japan Series, will be in the starting line-up on Thursday.

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