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The South Korean men’s baseball team defeated Israel 6-5 last night in their first Group B match at Yokohama Baseball Stadium.
South Korea originally gave home runs to the opponent in the third half. She then took him with a home run scored by the batter Oh Ji-hwan during the next round.
The Israelis added two more races in the sixth round, but South Koreans Lee Jung-hoo and Kim Hyun-soo helped score two in the next set with two home races.
In the 9th round, the two teams each added one point to the table and drew. Extra time allowed South Korea to score a point and win the game.
If the team trained by Kim Kyung-moon wins a new game against the United States, they can hope to finish first in Group B.
South Korea won the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Since baseball was no longer an official Olympic sport before the Rio Olympics in 2016, Morning Clear remains the Olympic champion.