It was the comeback to end all comebacks.
Korea pulled off a remarkable final inning to beat Japan in their own backyard in the
semis of the inaugural Premier 12 baseball tournament.
Our Lee Soo－eun has the details. Until the eighth inning of Thursday′s semi－final
in the Tokyo Dome， Korea′s batters had only mustered a single hit.
It wasn′t looking good. The score… zero to three for Team Japan.
But it was the top of the ninth inning… when things got interesting.
With the two bases filled with no outs， Jeong Keun－woo′s hard－hit double was
the first，… and the beginning of an amazing comeback for Team Korea.
The next two batters walking to first base， put Korea one run behind Japan.
Then with all bases loaded… on came Lee Dae－ho.
Japan played the card of switching the pitcher，… but Hirotoshi Matsui′s fork ball was a no
problem for Korea′s number four. Lee′s two－point single flipped the game
over… giving Korea a four to three victory when it really counted.
It was even sweeter for Korea as they lost five－to－zero against the host nation in
the opening game. Korea will face the winner of the United States－Mexico
semifinals set for Friday. They′ll be back in the Tokyo Dome on Saturday
for the final. And the game starts at 7pm， Korea time.
Lee Soo－eun， Arirang News.