South Korea won 3 games straight in its World Baseball Classic training camp in Arizona. As a result, its key batters remain in midseason form. Also, Korean pitchers have solid performances.
Cleanup batter Kang Baek-ho had a two-run home run, his second one during the training camp. According to betting odds sources, the South Korea squad won against KT Wiz 8-2. Also, leadoff batter Lee Jung-hoo was two out of three, with Park Byung-ho hitting a solo homer.
According to Sports Toto experts, South Korea had 14 hits in the game against KT Wiz. Also, the national squad got 14 hits against NC Dinos for an 8-2 win. Lastly, the team got 19 hits, resulting in a 12-6 win against Kia Tigers.
South Korea Won 3 Games Straight
Despite a scoreless first inning against Wiz starter Wes Benjamin, South Korea got on the board in the bottom of the second against Park Yeong-hyun, who allowed an RBI single to Lee with two outs.
After going up 3-0 in the third on Park’s solo home run, South Korea’s national team exploded for four runs in the fourth, led by Kang’s two-run homer.
The fifth inning ended with Choi Ji-hoon and Park Hae-min both driving in runs as pinch hitters.
Pitchers Ko Young-pyo and Kim Kwang-hyun combined to shut out the opposition throughout the first three innings.
Koo Chang-mo, a probable starter during the WBC, allowed both of KT’s runs (the only ones) in the ninth inning. After that, three additional pitchers each threw an inning.
According to online sports betting reports, the game featured Go Woo-suk, a closer of the national team. However, he pitched for the Wiz. His one inning of play resulted in a shutout of South Korea.