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Super Round - Day 5 of 6
15.11.2019
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Big inning earns Korea Olympic spot and place in WBSC Premier12 final
Tokyo, Japan - Korea used a seven-run fifth inning rally to defeat Mexico, 7-3, and advance to the final of the WBSC Premier12 2019. The win by Korea also qualifies Samurai Japan to Sunday’s championship game. Korea thus also earned the Asia/Oceania Region spot in the 2020 Olympics.  
Korea earn a chance to defend Olympic gold medal, WBSC Premier12 title
Tokyo, Japan - Korea will head to Tokyo 2020 to participate for the fourth time in the baseball tournament of the Olympic Games.

Juan Gabriel Castro: “It was a one-inning ballgame”
Tokyo, Japan - “Today it was a one-inning game. A very difficult inning for us,” said Mexico manager Juan Gabriel Castro referring to the 7-run fifth inning that gave Korea the lead in the match.

Rooker hits go-ahead homer, USA still alive in WBSC Premier12
Tokyo, Japan – Brent Rooker homered in the bottom of the seventh with a runner on base. His two-run shot put the USA ahead 3-2 in a game that had seen the lineup struggle on the off-speed pitches that Chinese Taipei starter Sheng-Feng Wu served with outstanding command.
Brent Rooker: “I was looking for a slider in the middle of the plate”
Tokyo, Japan – Right fielder Brent Rooker hit a pivotal homer to keep USA alive in the Super Round of the Premier12. With a runner on first, and losing 2-1, he blasted a no-doubter to left field that gave his team the definitive lead and the winning of the game over Chinese Taipei 3-2.

Brosius: “A big swing today gave us the victory”
Tokyo, Japan – “We knew we’d have a very tough game today, like most of the other games of the tournament. Low scoring, good pitching, and runs becoming a premium,” said USA manager Scott Brosius following his side's 3-2 win over Chinese Taipei.

Hu Chin-Lung: “Only one mistake changed the flow of the game”
Tokyo, Japan – USA beat Chinese Taipei today at the Tokyo Dome, for the Premier12 Super Round in a very close game that was decided in the bottom of the seventh with a go-ahead, 2-run dinger by Brent Rooker. During the press conference, Chinese Taipei manager Hong I-Ching and left fielder Hu Chin-Lung expressed their feelings about the game.
WBSC partner Hublot hosts charity event during Premier12
Tokyo, Japan – Swiss luxury watchmaker and WBSC partner Hublot hosted a charity event on Tuesday with two baseball legends, former Japaense professional players Kazushige Nagashima and Koji Uehara.
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