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UNIVERSIADE: S. Korea edges out Taiwan in baseball preliminary round

2017/08/23 23:18:56

Taiwan's Fan Kuo-chen hits a solo home-run in Wednesday's preliminary match with South Korea. Taiwan lost to its rival 3-6.

Taipei, Aug. 23 (CNA) South Korea edged out Taiwan 6-3 in the baseball group A preliminary round in front of a fully packed home audience Wednesday night, setting a stage for its encounter with Japan in the super round Friday.

Also in the super round will be the United States and Czech Republic Friday, as Taiwan will meet Mexico and France will vie with Russia in the consolation round.

Earlier on Wednesday, Czech Republic defeated France 12-7 in another group A game. In group B, Japan beat the U.S. 11-5 and Mexico trounced Russia in a five-inning called game.

A total of eight countries are participating in the baseball competition which is divided into two groups of four teams in the round-robin preliminary round. The two best teams from each group advance to the next round.

(By S.C. Chang)
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