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USA rallies for victory over Korea

TAIPEI, Taiwan — USA Team plated four ninth-inning runs to rally for a 6-4 victory over Korea in a Super Round World University Games matchup Saturday afternoon at Tianmu Baseball Stadium.

USA finishes pool play and the Super Round with a 4-1 record. The Americans will be the No. 2 seed and face the Czech Republic on Sunday at 10 p.m. in the semifinals.

Trailing 4-2 heading into the ninth, USA loaded the bases on consecutive singles from senior Matt Hoeg and sophomore Kyle Crowl, and Mitchell Boe followed with a walk. After Korea went to the bullpen, junior Chris Whelan hit a full-count pitch against Chaeheung Choi into the left centerfield gap to clear the bases and give USA a 5-4 lead.

Sophomore Ben Norman added an RBI single, extending the USA lead to 6-4.

USA grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first on a towering solo home run from junior Robert Neustrom.

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