“It’s Chinese baseball, but the pros are different.”온라인카지노
Chinese baseball’s lesser-ranked professional teams have swept teams from South Korea’s only independent baseball league, the Gyeonggi Gyeonggi League. The sweep was an embarrassment to Korean baseball.
The independent baseball team, which has a number of players who are as good as the pros, was not able to defeat the Chinese professional teams, whose skills have increased dramatically in recent years.
The five teams in the Gyeonggi Baseball League were swept in a series against the Jiangsu Guma Baseball Team (Jiangsu Hughes Halls) of the Chinese National Baseball League (CNBL) over the past month. An all-star team from an independent baseball club also lost a game against the Jiangsu Guma by a large margin, indicating the frightening growth of Chinese baseball.
During the four-week period from the 14th of last month to the 7th of this month, the Jiangsu Guma, who had travelled to South Korea for training, played six games against five teams from the independent baseball league. The team won all six games.
As a result, the Jiangsu Guma won 5 to 4 against the Seongnam Magpies and 6 to 3 and 5 to 3 against the Paju Challengers in two games. They won 8-4 against Goyang Winners, 15-3 against Pocheon Monsters and 6-5 against Gapyeong Welsh.
The Jiangsu Geomahs’ games against the Yeoncheon Miracles and Suwon PineEagles were cancelled due to rain. They won all seven games against independent baseball clubs, including an 8-3 victory against the Independent Baseball Club All-Star Team on the last day.
The Jiangsu Geumas were founded in May 2002 and have been in contact with advanced baseball cultures since 2006, recruiting coaches from Korea, Japan and Taiwanese baseball. From the Korean baseball world, Chung Sam-hum, Kim Hong-jip, and Hyun Yoon Hyun have been appointed as coaches of the Jiangsu Guma.
As a result of these efforts, the Jiangsu Guma finished as the CNBL runner-up in 2019. They finished second in the Chinese National Baseball Championship last year and won the title this season, establishing themselves as one of the strongest teams in Chinese professional baseball. The team includes players who played in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), including Cao Jie, Wang Wei, and Zheng Chaoqin.
At the 2023 WBC, China fielded a young team of players, mostly in their 20s, and showed a different kind of performance. Although they didn’t win the WBC, they were able to get a hit off Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) and a two-run double off Tae-in Won (Samsung), showing that they can’t hit professional pitchers. The pitchers’ fastballs reached more than 140 kilometres per hour, and the weakness of making errors in in-play situations disappeared, allowing them to keep the game close until the middle of the game against the winner, Japan.
“We came to South Korea because we wanted to play against a high-level team,” said Jiangsu Magenxin after the game against the independent baseball teams. This statement could be interpreted as a statement of confidence.
An official from the Gyeonggi-do Sports Promotion Department said, “The Gyeonggi-do Independent Baseball League organised an exchange match with a Chinese professional team to improve the skills of its players. I think that’s why we won the game.”
Gyeonggi-do held a farewell ceremony for the Jiangsu Guma on the 13th at the Gwangju Teamup Campus, the stadium of the independent baseball team’s Gyeonggi-do League. Vice Governor Yeom Tae-young, Gwangju Mayor Bang Se-hwan, Jiangsu Guma head coach Ma Zhenxin, and coach Chen Biao attended the ceremony.
“I hope that there will be more opportunities to promote exchange matches between China and Gyeonggi Province and bring Gyeonggi Province and China closer through sports,” said Yeom Tae-young, Vice Governor of Gyeonggi Province, “and I look forward to good results at the Hangzhou Asian Games in September.”
The Gyeonggi Independent Baseball League is an amateur league for players who do not make it into the KBO. It is the only de facto independent baseball league in South Korea. Now in its fifth year, the Gyeonggi League kicked off its 2023 season in March. A total of 147 regular league games are played every Tuesday and Friday, with 42 games per team.