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Youth baseball team vows to bring home title

South Korea’s youth baseball team on Tuesday vowed to bring home the winner’s trophy from the upcoming world championship in Taiwan.

South Korea is set to compete at the U18 Baseball World Cup from Aug. 30-Sept. 8 in Taichung, Taiwan.

The country is paired with Australia, Colombia, Cuba, Italy and the United States in Pool B. Pool A teams are Canada, the Czech Republic, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan and Venezuela.

South Korea’s opening game will be against Italy on Friday.

“Our team will be led by strong pitching and bold base running,” said Jeong Yoon-jin, the national team manager. “We will try to get past powerhouses such as the U.S. and Cuba to win the championship.” (Yonhap News)