The mound in March is hot… Starts such as prestigious high school baseball series, WBC
Baseball season is back. Less than a month left now. It also means that spring is coming.
The first start of Korean baseball in 2023 is the national team. That is the 2023 World Baseball Classic (2023 WBC) that baseball fans are waiting for. The official opening match between Cuba and the Netherlands will kick off on March 8. The first opponent of the Korean national team led by coach Lee Kang-chul in the first round is Australia. It is an important match that will determine whether or not the first round qualifying round is passed. It will be held at 12:00 noon on March 9th. The second match is against Japan, a rival of destiny that ‘needs no words’. At 7:00 pm on the 10th, the Tokyo Dome in Japan is the place of the decisive battle. The third game against the Czech Republic and the fourth game against China will be held on the 12th and 13th, respectively.
It’s not just the national team game. Amayagu also starts 2023 on March 8th. The 10th National Prestigious High School Baseball Championship (co-sponsored by Financial News and Busan Financial News), which opens on this day at Hyundai Motor Dream Ball Park in Gijang-gun, Busan, is that. The National Prestigious High School Baseball Championship, which opened for the first time in 2014, has established itself as a competition to announce the beginning of high school baseball every year.
This year, a total of 12 teams of prestigious high schools representing each region will participate and compete. Naturally, scouting officials from 10 clubs gather in Busan. Lee Jong-ho (Deoksu High School), Won Sang-hyun먹튀검증 (Busan High School), Lee Seung-hyun (Bukil High School), Jeon Mir (Gyeongbuk High School), Im Sang-hyeon (Daegu Sangwon High School), Park Woo-yeol (Daegu High School), Na Yun-ho (Gyeongnam High School), Son Hyun-ki (Jeon High School), Park Chae-wool (Chungam High School), Lee Chan-sol (Seoul High School) and other candidates who are likely to be nominated this year are also making their debut. The first tournament to warm up lightly in the winter league and play with all your might is the National Prestigious High School Baseball Championship.
After the prestigious high school baseball competition, the high school baseball regular season begins. The high school baseball weekend league begins on March 18th. The March 18 start is the fastest season start in the last five years. The Korea Baseball Softball Association announced that the start of the season has been moved forward as more than 90 high school baseball teams, including clubs, have passed. The weekend league is the most important competition for 3rd grade students. This is because the records are directly reflected in the college entrance exam.It’s not just the weekend league. Immediately, the first national tournament, the Shinsegae E-Mart Cup (formerly Association Long-term High School Baseball Tournament), will be held. It is safe to say that it is the ‘1st period of the CSAT’ for players who will enter the pros. Shinsegae Emart Bae successfully completed its first competition last year. This year, the final will be held at Munhak, the home ground of SSG Landers. The difference from last year is that the preliminaries will be held in Gyeongju and Seoul this year. Until the round of 16, the competition will be held in Gyeongju. Also, from the round of 16, the tournament will be held in Mok-dong, Seoul, and only the final will be held at Munhak Stadium.Domestic professional baseball also starts in March. This is because the professional baseball demonstration game is about to begin. The 2023 KBO League demonstration game was organized from March 13 to 28 with a total of 70 games, 14 games per team. The opening matches will be held in Busan (Doosan Bears-Lotte Giants), Daegu (SSG Landers-Samsung Lions), Changwon (LG Twins-NC Dinos), Gocheok (kt Wiz-Kiwoom Heroes), and Daejeon (KIA Tigers-Hanwha Eagles). open at the arena. Games at four stadiums (Incheon, Jamsil, Suwon, and Gwangju) scheduled for ground construction were excluded from the schedule due to the construction period. All trials start at 1:00 PM. Overtime and doubleheaders are not played. Games canceled due to rain will not be rescheduled.