The Korean men’s baseball team advanced to the ‘Super Round’ of the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Korea won 17-0, 5th inning cold game, in the third game of the Group B match against Thailand held at the Shaoxing Baseball Softball Sports Center in Zhejiang Province, China on the 3rd. Korea, which finished the group stage with 2 wins and 1 loss, advanced to the super round in second place in Group B, following Taiwan, which won all three matches.먹튀검증
In this tournament, the top 1 and 2 teams from Groups A and B advance to the super round. In Group A, the host country, China, took first place with 3 wins and no losses, while Japan ranked 2nd with 2 wins and 1 loss.
The Super Round is conducted in an unusual way. The game will be played based on the opponent’s record from the group stage. Therefore, Taiwan and China enter the super round with one win. On the other hand, Korea and Japan must play the super round with one loss.
The top 1 and 2 teams from the Super Round advance to the finals. The 3rd and 4th place teams are pushed to the bronze medal match. However, in the super round, they will not meet teams that played in the group stage.
Korea, which has already suffered one loss, must win both of its two Super Round games to advance to the finals. Korea, ranked 2nd in Group B, will play against Japan, ranked 2nd in Group A, at 1 p.m. on the 5th (Korean time), and China, ranked 1st in Group A, at 1 p.m. on the 6th.
If Korea defeats both Japan and China and Taiwan wins against China, they will advance to the finals. In this case, Korea and Taiwan have 2 wins and 1 loss, and China has 1 win and 2 losses. Also, if Korea wins both games and Taiwan loses to China and wins to Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China will have 2 wins and 1 loss.
If three or more teams are tied, TQB (Team’s Quality Balance) is considered in the match between the tied teams. TQB is calculated by dividing the total number of runs per team divided by offensive innings minus the total number of runs allowed divided by defensive innings. The team with the largest TQB takes the top spot.
If TQB is the same, rankings are determined in order of least earned runs compared to TQB in games between tied teams. If it is not covered here as well, the team batting average is calculated in games between tied teams. If the batting averages are the same, a coin is flipped.
At the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, Korea lost 1-2 to Taiwan in the group stage, making it to the finals and winning the gold medal. At that time, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan were tied with 2 wins and 1 loss, and the rankings were determined through TQB. Korea took first place and Japan took second place, advancing to the finals.
However, in this tournament, Korea and Japan advanced to the super round in second place in their group, making it difficult to face each other in the final.