Returning to the World Baseball Classic (WBC) stage after 14 years, Panama, the “ambush”, won its first victory in history.
Panama won 12-5 against Taiwan in Group A of the WBC group stage held at Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung, Taiwan on the 8th.
Panama has not even made it to the finals of this tournament since participating in the second tournament in 2009. In 2006, 3 losses with 7 points in 3 games, and in 2009, only 2 games without a goal and 2 losses, respectively, were eliminated in the first round, and have not passed the preliminary round since. After 14 years, I enjoyed the thrill of winning for the first time in history in the competition I participated in again.
Before the game, Major League legend Mariano Rivera from Panama threw the first pitch. Panama, which consisted mainly of a few former big leaguers and young players, was ranked as a team one step below Taiwan. However, in front of the big seniors, Panama reaped a historic WBC first victory.
Catcher Christian Bettencourt, who played in the KBO League NC, played as the third batter and led the victory with 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 walks, 1 RBI and 1 run. was active 베팅룸 토토
Panama took advantage of Taiwan’s failed relief strategy and tied 6 hits and 1 walk in the top of the 4th inning, which was facing 0-0, and scored 5 points at once and seized the victory. Even in the 6th inning with a 5-1 lead, the Taiwanese pitcher’s wild pitcher and 3 timely hits added 6 points and completely divided the game.
Despite being the host country, Taiwan suffered a humiliating defeat in the first match. He allowed big innings as he failed in successive fighting strategies, and was dragged 2-12. Just before being humiliated by a cold game in the 7th inning, Woo Ning Ting barely escaped a cold game loss with a 2-run homer in the middle of the month, and only followed up with 1 run in the 8th inning.