Jang Hyeon-gu, reporter Kim Kyung-yoon = 17 days before the opening of the World Baseball Classic (WBC), the Korean baseball team boasted a hot hit in the second practice game.
On the 20th (Korean time), the national team led by coach Lee Kang-cheol scored 19 hits in an evaluation game against the professional baseball KIA Tigers at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson, Arizona, and won 12-6.
The national team, which won 8-2 in the first practice game against NC Dinos on the 17th, continued its good momentum by winning two consecutive victories.
Like three days ago,메이저사이트 the match was played in an unofficial way, with pitchers from both teams filling in the set number of pitches regardless of outcounts.
Head coach Lee Kang-cheol aimed at KIA’s left-handed starting pitcher Kim Ki-hoon, and hit Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes, center fielder) – Yang Eui-ji (Doosan Bears, catcher) – Choi Jeong (SSG Landers, third baseman) – Kim Hyun-soo (LG Twins, left fielder) – Park Byeong-ho (designated hitter). ~ Kang Baek-ho (above kt wiz, first baseman) ~ Park Gun-woo (NC Dinos, right fielder) ~ Oh Ji-hwan (LG, shortstop) ~ Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom, second baseman) tested the batting line in the order.
Coach Lee also tested a strategy to score 1 run in a tight situation by putting fast players such as Choi Ji-hoon (SSG) and Park Hae-min (LG) as major runners when the hitter went on base.
Among batters, Kim Hye-seong flew single, Woo Joong-wol double, and Woo Sang-sang triple in turn, and Kang Baek-ho hit multi-hits in two consecutive games (two or more hits in one game).
Lee Jung-hoo, who played as the first hitter and center fielder, scored a run in the first inning with a hit, and then raised an RBI with a sacrifice fly in the 5th inning, gradually raising his senses.
On the mound, starting with Koo Chang-mo (NC), Park Se-woong (Lotte Giants), Kwak Bin (Doosan), Kim Won-joong (Lotte), Jeong Cheol-won (Doosan), So-jun So (kt), Lee Eui-ri (KIA), Won Tae-in (Samsung Lions), Jung Woo-young (LG) exchanged the baton in a relay every inning.
Among them, Kwak Bin and So Joon Sohn turned all 5 batters into tiger strokes and organized the innings neatly.
In particular, young pitchers such as Jeong Cheol-won, Lee Eui-ri, Won Tae-in, and Jung Woo-young climbed the mound for two consecutive games and practiced getting the official ball into their fingers.
Jeong Cheol-won threw the most 24 pitches with 2 wild pitches, and the number of pitches for the rest of the pitchers ranged from 18 to 21.
Looking at the velocity measured by the KIA club, Jung Woo-young threw the ball at 149 km/h, the fastest, and Kwak Bin (148 km/h), Jeong Cheol-won, Lee Eui-ri, and Park Se-woong (147 km/h) also showed off good velocity.
Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG), Lee Yong-chan (NC), Ko Woo-seok (LG), and Ko Young-pyo (kt), who did not pitch on this day, boosted their pace by pitching in the bullpen before the game.
On this day, American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) scouts watched the national team game and collected information on representative players who have the potential to advance to the MLB.
In addition, a group of San Diego Padres general manager AJ Preller drew attention by visiting the baseball field.
Former Doosan coach Kim Tae-hyung (SBS commentator), KBS commentator Park Yong-taek, and baseball player Kim Byung-hyun also watched the national team’s practice game with interest.
The national team will continue training at the same location on the 21st.