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Panama beat Korea in their third match at the U23 World Cup

Panama beat Korea in their third match at the U23 World Cup

Panama's team defeated Korea 5-2 at the U23 Baseball World Cup in Sonora, Mexico.
The U23 team from Panama came to the Korea game after beating Nicaragua in extra episodes in their second World Cup game in Sonora, Mexico.

The U23 team of Panama beat Korea 5 runs to 2 in a match where the Panamanian offense was on fire from the beginning of the match.

The team led by Cristóbal Girón started the game against Korea with left-hand Antonio Frías on the mound. Panama started losing in the same first episode, after a string of hits from Korea, plus a punctual error by the receiver.

Cristóbal Girón made changes to Panama's starting team with respect to previous matches. Adrián Montero, Ronald Guardia and Enoc Watts starting in the line up for the U23 team.

At the bottom of the first episode, ours turned the game around and went 2-1 with a good offensive streak that started the Santeño Adrián Montero.

In the second episode, Panama went on the attack again when it filled the pads after the good contacts of Adrián Montero and Joshwan Rigth, who is still on fire in the batter's box.

Erasmo Caballero hit unstoppable with the bases loaded and Panama closed the episode winning 4 runs to 1.

Korea threatened, but in the end they were controlled by left-hander Frías for 4.1 episodes, with a great job in the Panamanian victory.

James Gonzalez relieved the last episodes to close in a great way in the mound of Panama. Lefties took over the mound on a great day for the Panamanian ninth that makes it clear that they can compete face to face in this difficult competition.

Ours had 9 hits. Santeño Adrián Montero was on fire, leading Panama's offense along with Joshwan Wright.

Those led by Cristóbal Girón took advantage of the opportunities with men on base from the very first episode. At key moments, the Panamanians responded with the log in Hermosillo to defeat a powerhouse in baseball.

Panama has 2 wins and 1 loss in the U23 World Championship.

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