Thursday, August 16, 2018

LLBWS: Asia-Pacific Tops Caribbean in 9 Innings

Carlos De Jesus makes a great play at 1B
Photo by John Green
Caribbean lost the lead late in a 4-2 defeat to Asia-Pacific on Thursday. The game was tied at two with Asia-Pacific batting in the top of the ninth when Ji Hyung Choi was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.

Asia-Pacific evened things up at two in the top of the sixth inning when Asia-Pacific scored one run on a stolen base.

Yeong Hyeon Kim starting pitcher for South Korea
Photo by John Green
Ji Hyung was the winning pitcher for Asia-Pacific. He allowed one hit and zero runs over four innings, striking out seven and walking zero.

Victor Cartagena took the loss for Caribbean. He went one inning, allowing two runs on one hit and striking out one.

Second baseman Jae Hyeok Lee ready to bat
Photo by John Green
Yeong Hyeon Kim started the game for Asia-Pacific. He surrendered two runs on three hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out 13 Eric Rodriguez started the game for Caribbean. He allowed zero hits and zero runs over five and a third innings, striking out eight
Victor, John Lopez, Luis D. Rivera, and Eric each managed one hit to lead Caribbean.

Gi Jeong Kim went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Asia-Pacific in hits. Asia-Pacific was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Gi Jeong had the most chances in the field with 19.

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