Today’s Super Round match between Korea and Japan
Korea-Japan start with one loss
China-Taiwan, undefeated in group play
3 teams tied, based on goal differential
Maximum goals scored – minimum goals conceded required
It would have been better if it hadn’t happened, but there comes a time when you have to weigh the number of times fate came calling. Ryu Joong-il, who finished the group stage with one loss, will start the Super Round on May 5.
South Korea’s baseball team finished its Group B campaign with a 2-1 record after a 17-0 victory over Thailand in the third game of the tournament at the Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Center 2 Baseball Field in Shaoxing, China on Wednesday. South Korea, who finished second in Group B and advanced to the Super Round, will face arch-rivals Japan.
China’s surprise 1-0 win over Japan on March 3 pushed both favorites to the brink. In Group A, China leads with three wins and a draw, while Japan is second with two wins and a draw. In Group B, Chinese Taipei leads with three wins and a draw and South Korea is second with two wins and a draw. Taiwan and China start the Super Rounds with one win and Korea and Japan with one loss, based on the head-to-head record of the teams they are playing in the Super Rounds with.
They must win to reach the final. If Korea beats Japan and China and Taiwan beats China, Korea will have a 2-1 record and China will have a 1-2 record. Even if Japan beats Chinese Taipei, Korea will still be 1-2 and in the final. This is the best case scenario we can dream of at this point.
If South Korea wins it all and Taiwan loses to China or beats Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China will be tied at 2-1. If three or more teams are tied for first place, the tiebreaker will be determined by Team Quality Balance (TQB). TQB is total runs scored divided by offensive innings minus runs allowed per defensive inning. Obviously, you want to win by minimizing runs scored and maximizing runs allowed. If the TQB is the same, the tiebreaker is the fewest runs allowed relative to the TQB.
If you lose to Japan or China, you’ll have to leave your fate in the hands of the other teams, but you’ll likely be eliminated.캡틴토토
They missed out on a must-win game against Taiwan. However, there is a glimmer of hope for Korea, as they also lost 1-2 to Chinese Taipei in the group stage at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang tournament, but made it to the final and won. The fateful match between Korea and Japan will take place on June 5 at 1 p.m. KST.