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Let’s start with the Olympic news.
Our baseball team, which faltered after losing to the United States, was revived.
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They defeated the Dominican Republic to advance to the second round and face Israel again today.
This is reporter Lee Myung-no.
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Twenty-year-old Lee Ui-ri, who was in charge of selecting the national team, was shaken from the beginning of the first inning.
In the crisis of 1st and 3rd base hit by consecutive hits, he gave up the first run with a heavy throw, but after that, he struck out one after another and prevented additional runs.
The team immediately counterattacked.
We made the tie with a sacrifice fly by Yang Eui-ji, who moved to the 4th hitter from the chance of a successful run, hit by consecutive hits from Hae-min Park and Baek-ho Kang.
However, the mood quickly changed when Lee Ui-ri, who was fighting, hit a large two-run homer that hit the billboard directly to the 4th batsman Francisco in the 4th inning.
Our batters couldn’t attack Valdez, who threw the slow ball any longer, and even after the pitcher changed, Eui-Ji Yang, who walked in the 7th inning, was even caught by the opposition.
But the ninth reversal came.
In the 9th inning, pinch hitter Choi Joo-hwan’s infield hit was followed by runner Kim Hye-seong’s second base stealing, followed by Park Hae-min’s just-time hit, and succeeded in creating a tie with Lee Jeong-hoo’s just-time double.
And captain Kim Hyeon-soo led to a double play with a dramatic closing hit.
The players ran out onto the field, hugged and cheered.
“We talked about doing it with the mindset that ‘we are a team without a back’… The players did not give up until the very end, so it seems that the opportunity has finally come.”
Round 2 matches will be played today.
At 12:00 noon today, Israel, who defeated Israel after a close match in the group stage, will face off to advance to the semi-finals.
This is Lee Myung-no from MBC News.
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