South Korea Beats Dominican Republic 10-1

Michael Song, Nov. 11, 2015, 10:16 a.m.


South Korea pounded the Dominican Republic 10-1 for its first victory at the Premier 12 baseball tournament here on Wednesday. Cleanup Lee Dae-ho belted a go-ahead two-run home run in the top seventh and the offense exploded for eight runs over the final two frames to back starter Jang Won-jun, who tossed seven strong innings for the breezy win at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium in Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei.

It was the second Group B match for South Korea, following a 5-0 loss to Japan last Sunday. South Korea will face Venezuela at noon, local time, on Thursday at the same venue, and will play Mexico on Saturday and the United States on Sunday at Tien-Mou Stadium in Taipei City.

The game's two starters, Jang and Luis Perez, were locked in early on. Perez, a long-time minor leaguer in the Toronto Blue Jays system, no-hit South Korea for first 4 2/3 innings while striking out four. South Korea was unlucky, with a couple of hard liners finding their way into gloves of the Dominican infielders.

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