2014 Asian Games

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The 2014 Asian Games were the sixth Asian Games to feature baseball. They were held in Incheon, South Korea. The same eight nations participated as in the 2010 Asian Games. All games were held at Munhak Baseball Stadium or Mokdong Baseball Stadium.

Countries sent different levels of talent. The host South Koreans closed down the Korea Baseball Organization to send a team of their top pros, while Japan relied on players from the industrial leagues and Taiwan used minor leaguers from the US or semipro and amateur players from Taiwan.

Also, see 2014 Asian Games (Rosters)


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In the bottom of the third, SS Jung-ho Kang took Jiping Qi deep for a 2-1 lead. China tied it in the 4th when Shunyi Yang doubled in C Wei Wang. After Jae-hak Lee left, Tae-yang Lee provided superb relief (5 K, 1 H, 0 BB in 4 IP) and Hyun-hee Han closed it up (0 H, 0 BB, 2 K in 1 IP). Meanwhile, Korea's offense continued to peck away. In the 5th, 1B Byung-ho Park singled off Qi, stole second and took third on a wild pitch. Na singled him in, then also stole and an error on the play by veteran C Wang let him race home for a 4-2 lead.

In the 6th, Xia Luo walked DH Ah-seop Son and Hyun-soo Kim and two-time KBO MVP Byung-ho Park drilled one over the left-center fence for a 7-2 score. Na had 3 hits and Hwang went 4 for 4 to support Park's 2 runs and 3 RBI.

September 28[edit]

Taiwan got men on the corners to open the 7th off Hyeon-jong Yang but Ji-man An relieved and escaped the jam. In the 8th, Korea rallied off Kuan-Yu Chen and Chia-Jen Lo on a bases-loaded walk to SS Jung-ho Kang, a RBI by CF Sung-bum Na and a two-run hit by 3B Jae-kyun Hwang. CF Byung-hun Min had two hits and two runs for the champs. Ji-man An got the win with 3 K in two hitless, walkless frames and former big leaguers Chang-yong Lim and Jung-keun Bong wrapped it up.

2014 Asian Games official site