San Anselmo’s Joe Ryan shall be coming residence from the Tokyo Olympics with some {hardware}. Now it’s only a query of gold or silver?

Ryan and the U.S. Baseball defeated South Korea 7-2 within the semifinals on Thursday to advance to the gold medal game on Saturday. Ryan bought the beginning and turned in one other strong outing with three strikeouts, 4 hits and one earned run allowed in 4.1 innings of labor. He bought a no choice however left with the U.S. main 2-1 within the fifth.

The U.S. received each of Ryan’s begins this Olympics. In two appearances he went 1-0 with eight strikeouts, one stroll and allowed 9 hits with two earned runs in 10.1 innings, good for a 1.78 earned run common.

After shedding their first game out of group play, the Team U.S. wanted to win its subsequent two video games to play for gold. A loss on Thursday would have despatched them to the bronze medal game. Instead, they’ll be taking part in Japan, the group that beat them within the quarterfinals, for an opportunity at successful gold for the primary time since 2000.

The gold medal game shall be on Saturday at 3 a.m. PDT.