The U.S. struggled to put any offense together in an 8-0 defeat to Korea in the WBSC Premier12™ Final in Tokyo on Saturday night.
Korea didn't waste any time in the first inning as the first two runners reached base on a leadoff single by K.W. Jeong and an RBI double from Y.K. Lee to take a 1-0 lead. Korea was primed to add to the lead after loading the bases with one out, but U.S. starting pitcher Zack Segovia (Uni-Lions-CPBL) induced an inning ending 4-6-3 double play.