“That’s Embarrassing”: South Korea Shock Millions By Setting a World Baseball Classic Record With China Annihilation

Published 03/13/2023, 3:33 PM EDT

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In the final game of Pool B at the World Baseball Classic, South Korea showed no mercy as they unleashed their frustration from previous losses on team China. It was a game of bunts and blasts and it was clear that the team Korea meant business. They shattered China’s defense, scoring an incredible 22 runs – a feat that had never been seen before in the history of the World Baseball Classic. 

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The only thing more impressive than their score was their complete control of the game. It was a lopsided affair, with China struggling to keep up as Korea’s hitters ran riot. Fans were left astounded as they watched the Koreans drive in a ruthlessly efficient performance, but after a while, the excitement wore off. Now the social media chatter is alive as fans have chimed in with their opinions. 

The final Pool B World Baseball Classic game was something else and fans agree! 

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Team Korea wrapped up the Pool B games, with a massive record of 22 runs in a single game. Unfortunately, despite their epic showing, Korea fell short in the tournament, losing to Japan and Australia, who will advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. But the team did finish 3rd in the pool, so they don’t have to qualify for the 2026 World Baseball Classic again. 

As the news of the mercy-rule victory spread, fans flooded social media with their opinions. While many are praising South Korea’s behemothian performance, others were left shaking their heads at the sheer brutality of the drubbing. 

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One of the translated tweets summed it up perfectly, “Too merciless (laughs)” 

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Seems like South Korea spared no expense and went out with a bang, albeit it being their last game in the World Baseball Classic. 

The hitters went ballistic: 

The game just ended in 5 innings, with Korea garnering an insurmountable number of runs. The Koreans dominated from the first inning, with eight runs in the third. Six in the fourth, before ending the game early in the fifth with the mercy-rule victory. 

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Ha-Seong Kim and Kunwoo Park each hit grand slams. As the hitters kept on tacking hits, the team amassed 22 runs over China’s 2. The crowd was left gaping at the incredible one-sided display.

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Garima Verma

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Garima is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. She has recently graduated as a Master's student in Media and Communications. She is an avid reader and an ardent cinema fan.
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