Korea National Team for 2013 18U Baseball World Cup

PYH2013082809720001300_P2The 2013 18U Korea National Team at Incheon International Airport just before leaving for Taiwan. (Yonhap News)

The Korea National Team for the 2013 IBAF AAA (18U) Baseball World Cup is in Taiwan now preparing for Game 1 against Italy tomorrow.

This year’s squad is consisted of third-year students only, as all but one player has already been drafted by Korean professional teams.  At the helm is manager Jeong Yun-jin of Duksoo High School, who took his school to two straight Blue Dragon Flag Championship titles, and passed the quarter finals in a number of national tournaments in recent years.

The last time South Korea won the tournament was in 2008 at Edmonton, Canada, making it their fifth title (1981, 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2008).  This was the same year the Beijing Olympics National Team won the gold medal after defeating Cuba in the finals.

So, here are the schedule and rosters of South Korea’s National Team.

 

Schedule:

  • Aug. 30, 12:30 – Korea vs. Italy @ Taichung Intecontinental Baseball Stadium
  • Aug. 31, 12:30 – Korea vs. USA @ Douliu Baseball Stadium
  • Sep. 1, 18:30 – Cuba vs. Korea @ Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium
  • Sep. 2, 18:30 – Colombia vs. Korea @ Douliu Baseball Stadium
  • Sep. 3, 12:30 – Australia vs. Korea @ Taichung Baseball Field

Schedule (revised due to weather conditions):

  • Sep. 1, 18:30 – Cuba vs. Korea @ Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium
  • Sep. 2, 14:00 – Colombia vs. Korea @ Douliu Baseball Stadium
  • Sep. 3, 10:30 – Korea vs. USA @ Taichung Baseball Field
  • Sep. 3, 18:30 – Australia vs. Korea @ Taichung Baseball Field
  • Sep. 4, 12:30 – Korea vs. Italy @ Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium

 

Roster:

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Side Notes:

  • Names had been romanized according to Korea’s official “Revised Romanization of Korean” system, unless the player has his own method of spelling his name that is known to the public.
  • Family names (last name) are written in capital letters.

 

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