The delightful challenge of ‘batting a ball’

If soccer has ‘goal-scoring girls’, baseball has ‘ball-scoring girls’.

Reporter Yoo Byung-min reports on the delightful challenges of the women’s national baseball team, who are united by their passion.

[That’s it. Right there. Right! Right!]

The booming voice echoes across the field.

At first, the team swings wildly at the fastballs from the pitching machine, but cheers erupt as they gradually begin to hit the ball.


Wearing the same uniforms as this year’s World Baseball Classic team, these players are the South Korean women’s national baseball team.

South Korean women’s baseball is run as a club league, with no unemployment or school teams, and the twenty members of the national team were selected through tryouts in February.

They are homemakers, office workers, teachers, and students, ranging in age from 16 to 36.

They have their own lives and studies, so they only get together on the weekends to train, but this year they’ve been improving under the guidance of the brilliant coaching staff, including head coach Yang Sang-moon and coach Jung Geun-woo.

[Jung Geun-woo/Women’s National Team Coach] That’s it, that’s it, that’s it, that’s it, that’s it, that’s it, that’s it, that’s it, that’s it, that’s it!

[Yang Sang-moon/Women’s National Baseball Team Coach : They have no problem training because their passion for baseball alone is so strong, and I’m ordering them to take pride in being Korean representatives].

There is still a lack of interest and systematic support for women’s baseball, but the passion of the players is as good as that of professional players 토토사이트.

[Choi Min-hee : I came out because I could find my name].

[Kim Bomi : After a part of my life that gives me energy].

[Ahn Soo-ji: I think it’s the competitive spirit].

The team will compete in the Asian Cup in Hong Kong starting the day after tomorrow (the 25th).

Aiming to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Canada, they will take the first step toward their dreams in this tournament with a World Cup qualifying ticket at stake.

[Choi Min-hee/Women’s National Baseball Team Captain (self-employed)] I think I’m going to cry. What can I do, Mom, I’ll do my best].

[Kim Bomi/Women’s National Baseball Team Pitcher (Teacher) : There’s a video of the game, and there are so many comments from the kids, like, ‘Hey, it’s our teacher. I’m going to go see my teacher, cheers!]

And so begins the hilarious challenge of a group of enthusiastic “ball hitters.

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