Canada beat Colombia to increase their chances of advancing to the quarterfinals.
Canada won 5-0 against Colombia in the first round of Group C of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona on the 15th (Korean time). Canada, which defeated England 18-8, lost to the United States, but defeated Colombia and recorded 2 wins and 1 loss, tying with the United States. If they win against Mexico on the 16th, they can advance to the quarterfinals on their own.
The main contributor to the victory was starting pitcher Noah Skilow.안전놀이터 Skilow tied up Columbia’s batting line with a good pitch with 2 hits and 5 strikeouts in 5 innings. Curtis Taylor (2 innings, 1 hit, no run) – Trevor Brigden (1 inning, 2 strikeouts, no run) – Scott Mathison (1 inning, 2 hits, no run) made a relay run.
The batting line poured out 10 hits. At the beginning of the 4th inning, which was 0-0, Bo Naylor was responsible for the final RBI with a heavy hit in the 2nd 1st and 2nd bases. At the beginning of the ninth inning, leading 2-0, Otto Lopez exploded a wedge three-run home run in Musa 1 and 2. Eduardo Julien, the first hitter, went 3 hits in 4 at-bats, and Lopez, the 5th hitter, played an active role with 2 hits (1 home run) and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats.
Colombia’s starting pitcher Adrian Almeida pitched relatively well, allowing 2 hits, 5 strikeouts and 1 run in 3 innings. A tight match continued until the 7th inning, but the bullpen shook sharply at the end of the game. It was also painful to go 14 at-bats without a hit in the 2nd to 6th batting order. Colombia, which recorded 1 win and 2 losses, will play its final match against the strongest team in Group C, the United States, on the 16th.