November 07, 2019 09:43
Korea shut out Australia 5-0 in the opener of the World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier 12 on Wednesday.
Playing in front of a home crowd at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, starting pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong pitched six dominant innings, striking out 10 Australians while holding them to just one hit.
Korea now faces Canada on Thursday and Cuba on Friday.
The tournament features the top 12 countries in the world rankings and serves as the qualifying event for next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo. The top six finishers will advance to the final round on Nov. 11 to 16 in Japan.
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