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2018 Little League Baseball World Series – August 16 – 26

South Korea Defeats Japan, Advances to International Championship

Yeong Hyeon Kim had all the right stuff on Wednesday for Asia-Pacific, allowing zero runs and besting Japan by a score of 10-0.

Asia-Pacific opened up scoring in the first inning, when Yeong Hyeon doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs.

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Asia-Pacific tallied four runs in the fourth inning. The rally was led by doubles by Gi Jeong Kim and Yeong Hyeon and a single by Shoo Hoo Choi.

One bright spot for Japan was a single by Eisaku Nakajima in the third inning.

Yeong Hyeon pitched Asia-Pacific to victory. He went four innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out ten and walking zero.

Shisei Fujimoto took the loss for Japan. He surrendered four runs on three hits over two-thirds of an inning, striking out two and walking zero.

Asia-Pacific tallied one home run on the day. Ji Hyung Choi had a dinger in the second inning.

Asia-Pacific racked up 11 hits. Ji Hyung, Shoo Hoo, Gi Jeong, and Yeong Hyeon all had multiple hits for Asia-Pacific. Ji Hyung led Asia-Pacific with three hits in three at bats. Asia-Pacific was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Gi Jeong made the most plays with ten.

Eisaku went 1-for-1 at the plate to lead Japan in hits. Japan didn’t commit a single error in the field. Masaumi Ikeuchi had four chances in the field, the most on the team.

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