The Korean baseball team, which will participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), played its first practice game and adjusted its sense of practice. Kang Baek-ho (KT) and Choi Jeong (SSG) started home runs, and 7 pitchers, including Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG), played one inning each.
The national team, led by head coach Lee Kang-cheol, won 8-2 in the first match against NC held at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona on the 17th.
The game was played over 7 innings in accordance with the condition check of the pitchers. The 7 pitchers of the national team were responsible for each inning by filling a certain amount of pitches regardless of the out count. Kim Gwang-hyun, Ko Young-pyo (KT), Jeong Cheol-won (Doosan), Won Tae-in (Samsung), Jung 온라인카지노Woo-young (LG), Lee Eui-ri (KIA), and Ko Woo-seok (LG) climbed the mound in turn to check their pitches.
Kim Gwang-hyeon threw the most balls with 21, and Ko Young-pyo threw the fewest with 16. Jung Woo-young allowed 2 hits and 1 ball that hit the body, allowing 2 runs (unearned). Kim Gwang-hyun, Ko Young-pyo, and Won Tae-in each struck out two.
Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom, center fielder) – Oh Ji-hwan (LG, shortstop) – Choi Jeong (SSG, 3rd baseman) – Park Byeong-ho (KT, designated hitter) – Kim Hyeon-su (LG, left fielder) – Na Seong-beom (KIA, right fielder) – Kang Baek-ho (KT 1) Baseman) ~ Lee Ji-young (catcher) ~ Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom Lee, second baseman), in order, hit 14 hits.
Kang Baek-ho raised the sense of hitting by drawing an arch in the right-middle preemptive two-run gun and Choi Jeong-in’s left-handed solo. Park Hae-min, who replaced Lee Jung-hoo, who had Kang Baek-ho with 2 hits in 4 at-bats and no hits in 2 at-bats, showed off his good batting sense by scoring 2 hits in 3 at-bats. Except for Lee Jeong-hoo, all 8 starting batters had 1 hit each, and among the substitutes, Eui-ji Yang (Doosan) and Ji-hoon Choi (SSG) remained no hits in 2 at-bats.
On this day’s game, scouts from 9 major league clubs and reporters from Japan’s TBS broadcasting station came to analyze Korea’s power from the WBC to look at players dreaming of advancing to the big leagues, including Lee Jung-hoo, Ko Woo-seok, and Jung Woo-young.
The national team takes a day off on the 18th and continues training from the 19th with a three-day training and one-day rest pattern. Practice matches were scheduled for KIA (20th), KT (23rd and 25th), and LG (27th).