“Beauty in all directions” infielder who played first base in 807 days…The result?

On the afternoon of the 11th, there was a movement of KT defenders in the match between KT-SSG of the 2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon.

Hwang Jae-kyun, who played as a third baseman instead of first baseman Park Byung-ho, who showed symptoms of gall, was located at first base. Hwang Jae-kyun played as the starting first baseman in 807 days. Hwang Jae-kyun’s first baseman start was against KIA in Suwon on May 26, 2020.

Coach Lee Kang-chul said, “Hwang Jae-kyun is an all-around player in the national team and can play all infield positions.” 스포츠토토

Hwang Jae-kyun overcame the awkwardness with a shy smile when greeting SSG coach Cho Dong-hwa in the bottom of the first inning as the first baseman.

When Choo Shin-soo got on base with a walk in the bottom of the first inning, he was checked by starter Despaigne and showed a good performance by signing a defensive position at second base.

Hwang Jae-kyun, who caught SSG Jeon Eui-san’s ground ball to first base in the bottom of the first inning with one out and second base, quickly caught an out count with a neat throw to Despaigne who came into the base cover.

Follow-up hitter Choi Jeong struck out and KT’s first crisis has passed. Since then, Hwang Jae-kyun has played first base defense without difficulty.

In the game, the SSG Landers won 4-2 with starter Oh Won-seok’s good pitching and Han Yu-seom’s two home runs.

Han Yu-seom hit Despaigne’s five-ball 135km/h curve ball in the bottom of the second inning to cross the left fence, and Park Young-hyun’s
He hit a 144km/h four-seam fastball and hit his first multi-homer game of the season.

SSG starter Oh Won-seok recorded seven hits (one home run), two runs (two earned runs) and four strikeouts in six innings, while Jihoon Choi recorded three hits in four at-bats, and Han Yu-seom recorded two hits, two home runs and two RBIs in three at-bats. The winner of the final hit was Jeon Eui-san. Jeon played one hit and one RBI in three at-bats.

SSG Seo Jin-yong, who took the mound in the top of the ninth inning, defended his 4-2 victory by handling KT Cho Yong-ho with an infield grounder to first base in a crisis of two outs and runners on first and second base.

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