Grand Slam * Stats & News
Updated: November 12, 2018
Scores & Statistics
Baseball Scores & Stats
Softball Women Scores & Stats
Copyright © 1997-2018
Grand Slam/Marco Stoovelaar
International Baseball
Compiled and Copyright © 1997-2018 by Marco Stoovelaar

(Story by Marco Stoovelaar; Photo by Henk Seppen)

Wyverns wins first Korean Series since 2010

SONGPA-GU, SEOUL (South Korea) - SK Wyverns has won its first Championship-title in professional South Korean baseball since 2010. On Monday (November 12), Wyverns won 5-4 in 13 innings against Doosan Bears in Game 6 of the Korean Series. With that, Wyverns won the Final 4-2 to become the Champion.

Wyverns opened the Series on Sunday in Seoul with a 7-3 victory. Bears then also won with a 7-3 score on Monday to even the Championship Final for the first time.

The Series then moved to Incheon, where Wyverns won at home on Wednesday with a 7-2 score to re-take the lead. After Game 4 rained out on Thursday, Bears won 2-1 on Friday-evening even the Final again at 2-2. On Saturday-afternoon, Wyverns won 4-1 to take the lead for the third time.

...Jeong Choi playing for South Korea...
...against the Netherlands during...
...the 2013 World Baseball Classic...
...On the photo, he is force out... Jonathan Schoop...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
At Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, Wyverns led 3-0 after five innings on Monday, then Bears came alongside in the sixth at bat and took a 4-3 lead in the eighth. With that, Bears was en route to force a seventh and deciding game. However, Wyverns scored in the top of the ninth to make it a 4-4 tie. The team then scored the winning run in the 13th inning.

Wyverns scored its first run in the top of the first inning. Bears-starter Yong-Chan Lee walked the first three batters he faced, then the run was scored on a grounder by Jamie Romak.

In the fourth inning, Wyverns increased its lead to 3-0 when Seung-Ho Kang hit a 2-run homerun.

Bears was held hitless by starter Merrill Kelly in 5 1/3 inning. But in the sixth, the home team scored three runs to come alongside. Joo-Hwan Choi delivered an runscoring double, then two runs were added on a single by Eui-Ji Yang.

In the eighth, Bears took a 4-3 lead on a sacrfice fly by Eui-Ji Yang, but in the top of the ninth, Wyverns made it a 4-4 score when Jeong Choi homered.

A homerun also accounted for what would be the winning run, as Dong-Min Han homered for Wyverns in the top of the 13th inning. Afterwards, Han was named Most Valuable Player of the Korean Series.

(November 12)

Related Articles:
Wyverns takes third lead in Korean Series. (November 10)
Bears wins to even Korean Series again. (November 9)
Wyverns retakes lead in Korean Series. (November 7)
Bears evens Korean Series. (November 5)
Wyverns wins opening game Korean Series. (November 4)

Thank you for visiting this site.
Mail your suggestions and questions to
Copyright © 1997-2018 Marco Stoovelaar / Grand Slam * Stats & News.