Korea keeps hopes of advancing alive with WBC win over AustraliaMar 4, 2013 - 3:00 PM Taichung, Taiwan (Sports Network) - Dae Ho Lee and Seung Yuop Lee each stroked three hits and drove in a run, leading Korea to a 6-0 win over Australia in the World Baseball Classic.
Hyunsoo Kim knocked in two first-inning runs for the Koreans, who bounced back with a solid effort after Saturday's loss to the Netherlands in their Pool B opener. Korea will face group leader Taiwan on Tuesday, likely needing a win for a chance to advance to the second round.
Seung Jun Song (1-0) earned the win with four innings of two-hit shutout ball. He walked two and struck out five.
Mike Walker and Tim Kennelly each had two hits for Australia, which dropped its opener to Taiwan and will play the Netherlands in its Pool B finale on Tuesday.
Ryan Searle (0-1) went the first three innings for the Australians and was charged with four runs on four hits and two walks.
Korea struck for three runs in the first inning to take control early. Two walks and a double loaded the bases with one out and Kim drove in two with a base hit to left field. Ahseop Son knocked in another with a fielder's choice.
Seung Yuop Lee doubled home a run in the second and Dae Ho Lee singled in another in the seventh for a 5-0 advantage. Jeong Choi's groundout in the ninth chased home the final run of the contest.
- KOREA: 6
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