Brahmas top South Korean team in baseball exhibition

Sophia Kim , Asst. Web Editor

In preparation for the upcoming season, the Diamond Bar High School baseball team competed against South Korea’s Sunrin Internet High School baseball team last week, winning the game 5-3.

After three innings, the Korean team was ahead, 2-1. However, in the fourth inning, Brahma Tyler Liebe smashed a three-run triple, taking the lead for the rest of the game.

The Korean team was especially skilled on defense, chasing down fly balls that normally would have gone for extra-base hits.

The Korean players arrived in the U.S. on Jan. 15 and played one game before visiting Diamond Bar.  For the next three weeks, they are planning to play over 10 games across various schools in California to gain experience and learn from teams outside their country.

“Their build and strength is a bit different from ours, and I like the free atmosphere the teams here show,” Seo Kyung Chan said.

After losing last year’s game against the Koreans, the Brahmas felt that this experience was well worth their long hours of practice and hard-work.

“Playing three different Korean teams for two years was an unexplainable experience,” Liebe said. “We were expecting to win but they came out of the gates hitting like crazy.”