The Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team, led by national team coach Ryu Joong-il, played 2-0 in a match against the Armed Forces Sports Unit (hereinafter referred to as Sangmu) at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 26th.
It was the first practice match of the national team convened on the 23rd and the last chance to check the sense of practice. Sangmu Baseball Team, which won the Futures League Southern League title for 12 consecutive years, was a good opponent for the national team.
The national team made up the starting lineup with Kim Hye-sung (second baseman), Jihoon Choi (center fielder), Noh Si-hwan (third baseman), Kang Baek-ho (designated hitter), Moon Bo-kyung (first baseman), Kim Hyung-joon (catcher), Park Sung-han (striker), Choi Won-joon (right fielder) and Kim Sung-yoon (left fielder). 스포츠토토
At the same time, after asking Sangmu for understanding, Yoon Dong-hee (right wing), Kim Joo-won (striker), Kim Ji-chan (second baseman), and Kim Dong-heon (catcher) were placed in Sangmu’s lineup.
As the match was aimed at checking the national team, it did not proceed in the batting order. Kim Dong-hun’s at-bat returned in the top of the third inning, but he also kept his home ground wearing a mask to match his even chemistry with the pitcher.
In addition, the operation for managing director was also carried out to defend the national team. Before the game, manager Ryu said, “I asked the manager to understand and ask him to bunt regardless of the difference in score if he reached the first and second bases with no outs. Only then can we see our defense. Since (the national team players) are gathered from other teams, the priority is to work together. “I also asked him to steal and defend when I reached the first and third bases,” he explained.
Kwak Bin stepped up as the starting pitcher for the national team, and Moon Dong-joo cut off the first tape for Sangmu.
The starting pitcher was checked perfectly. Kwak Bin and Moon Dong-ju each finished the inspection by allowing three scoreless innings
Kwak Bin had a hit by Yoon Dong-hee in the first and third innings, and allowed a hit by Koo Bon-hyuk in the second inning. However, he pitched scoreless while protecting the mound without any special crisis.
Moon Dong-ju struck out all three batters in the first inning. He got a hit by Moon Bo-kyung with one out in the second inning, but did not lose a point, and gave up a double to leadoff hitter Choi Won-jun in the third inning, but ended the inning with a strikeout, a fly ball and a groundout.
Following Kwak Bin, Won Tae-in played two scoreless innings for the national team, followed by “high school monster” Jang Hyun-seok. Jang Hyun-seok came up in the sixth inning to catch the leadoff hitter Kim Ji-chan and struck out both Kim Dong-heon and Chun Sung-ho, ending the inning neatly. Following Jang Hyun-seok, Jung Woo-young and Ko Woo-suk’s “LG Pil Seung-jo” came out to prevent one inning each.
Jang Hyun-suk is likely to start the first game or the last game of the preliminary round. Coach Ryu said, “I’m a high school student, so I’m going to try to take the mound in a way that’s not burdensome. For example, I want to use it against Hong Kong, the first game, or the last day. “I’m a young player, so I’m going to see him play on the mound,” he said.
The national team’s batters scored in the sixth inning. He targeted Kim Young-kyu. Leading hitter Kim Hye-sung’s well-hit ball became a straight hit, and Jihoon Choi got a walk. Noh Si-hwan then struck out, but Kang Baek-ho’s hit and Moon Bo-kyung’s timely double widened the score to 2-0.
In the ninth inning, it was done in preparation for the match. In the top of the ninth inning, the national team put Park Young-hyun on the mound. After striking out Heo In-seo and Chun Sung-ho, he caught Na Seung-yeop with a fly ball to prevent a scoreless run.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, Choi Ji-min took the mound in the assumption of a match. Kim Ji-chan struck out Kang Baek-ho after making a base hit with a ground ball. He then turned Moon Bo-kyung to end the game.