South Korea is targeting an early May restart for the country's baseball league, with teams ready to play preseason exhibition games as early as April 21.

The country recorded 53 new infections on Wednesday, marking the third consecutive day that has seen new cases around the 50-mark.

The downward trend from a Feb. 29 peak of 900 is increasing the chances of the 10-team Korea Baseball Organization League not only starting in May but also playing a full 144-game season.

The league was scheduled to start regular-season play on March 28.