The Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA) will dispatch the Baseball 5 national team to the ‘2023 Youth (U-18) Baseball 5 Asia Cup’ held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from February 8 to 11. .

A total of 7 countries will participate in this tournament, the first age-specific tournament of the Baseball 5 event held in Asia, and Korea will compete to win the Asian Cup with China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India and Singapore, including the host country Malaysia.

On the 8th, the Korean national team will play the first qualifying match against the host country Malaysia at 11:45 am (Korean time), and the second qualifying match against India at 3:30 pm on the same day. On the 2nd day of the competition, the 9th, the 3rd match against Taiwan, the winner of the ‘2022 Baseball 5 Asia Cup’, awaits at 10:30 am, and the 4th match against China at 2:15 pm.

On the 10th, the last day of the preliminary round, the 5th match against Hong Kong at 10:30 am and the 6th match against Singapore at 3:30 pm are scheduled. This tournament, where the super round and final round will be held on the 11th through the preliminary round results, serves as the Asian qualifier for the ‘2023 WBSC Youth Baseball 5 World Cup’, and the top three teams, including the winning team, are given the right to participate in the World Cup.

Baseball 5 is a new sport in which five people form a team using a rubber ball in a space of 18m in all directions, so-called ‘fist baseball’. 스포츠토토

Accordingly, on the 28th of last month, the association held a representative selection match at Songgok High School Gymnasium in Seoul to form a player for the spread and vitalization of Baseball 5 and win the Asian Cup.

In addition, strengthening training was held from the 2nd to the 6th, and through power and video analysis, various tactics establishment, and individual training, the team quenched themselves to win the Asian Cup. Following the ‘2023 WBSC Baseball 5 World Cup’, coach Cha Myung-joo, who took over the managerial position of this tournament, said, “During the strengthening training period, all the players prepared hard and worked together. I will do my best so that my efforts can bear fruit in the Asia Cup.”

Meanwhile, the game of the Korean national team can be watched live on the official YouTube channel of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).

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