It doesn’t come as a surprise that South Korea beat Sweden in their Baseball World Cup Group C game. After all, Sweden is ranked 26th in the world, and Olympic champion South Korea is ranked second.’
The surprise is that the Swedes did as well as they did, going down 5-1 before a home crowd in Sundbyberg.
South Korea quickly scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning, but after that the game was close. Sweden kept the Koreans from scoring again until the sixth inning, when they got two more runs, followed by the single Swedish run in the seventh, a home run by centerfielder Peter Johannessen.
South Korea got one more run in the eighth. Both teams had five hits, the Swedes made two errors (both by catcher Björn Johannessen), the Koreans one.