2009 World Baseball Classic logo2009 World Baseball Classic

Impressions of the WBC: Game A5—Korea KO's China 14-0

Warren TurnerContributor IMarch 8, 2009

Team Korea has qualified for the second round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic with an easy 14-0 win over Team China.

China’s lack of quality pitching, fielding, and hitting was apparent in this mismatch. But considering their showing in the inaugural WBC three years ago, China has shown definite improvement.

Korea’s 10 hits included a two-run home run by third baseman Bum Ho Lee. With runners on in every inning, Korea challenged the Chinese defense successfully. Starting pitcher 22-year-old Suk Min Yoon pitched six innings, yielding just two hits and walking none.

Monday, Korea will face Japan in a rematch that essentially means nothing. Both teams have already qualified for the second round next week at Petco Park in San Diego.

But for a scout-in-pretending like me, the game should provide opportunities to watch players on both teams that might not otherwise get in the game.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices