Italy, led by manager Mike Piazza, put Cuba, the strongest player in Amaya, on the brink of elimination.
Italy won 6-3 after 10 matches against Cuba in the first round of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) final round held at Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung, Taiwan on the 9th (Korean time).
Italy got off to a good start by beating tough opponents Cuba in their first game.
On the other hand, Taiwan, which was counterattacked by the Netherlands the previous day, fell to the bottom of Group A after losing to Italy.
Cuba, which suffered two consecutive defeats, had to watch the results of other teams after winning all remaining matches against Taiwan and Panama.
In Group A, the top two teams advance to the quarterfinals, and the first and second placed teams in Group B play a single game for tickets to the quarterfinals. 슈퍼벳 토토
Italy scored the first goal in the 6th inning when the match was 0-0.
Brett Sullivan scored the first run with a sacrifice hit to right field in a one-out opportunity created by Sal Frelic, Vinny Pasquetino and Dominic Fletcher’s hits.
In the 7th inning, he took advantage of a defensive mistake by the opposing team and scored an extra point.
In the first base opportunity, the launch angle attacked left-hander Ribal Moinello, the finishing pitcher of the Softbank Hawks of the Japanese professional baseball, and made a large batted ball to the left.
Cuban left fielder Yoenis Cespedes stretched out his glove to catch it, and the ball went in and out of the glove, leading to a timely double.