A kt 3R rookie who is growing with the Korean national team “The seniors gave me confidence”
kt rookie infielder Son Min-seok (18) raised expectations for the new season by scoring an RBI against the Korean baseball team participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
On the 24th (Korean time), kt played an evaluation match against the Korean baseball team participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Unlike the official game, the lineup was operated irregularly by agreement between the two teams.
Son Min-seok is currently dispatched to support the national team. He is filling the vacancy of active big leaguers Kim Ha-seong (San Diego) and Tommy Hyeon-soo Edman (St. Louis), who were delayed joining the national team. In this game, he started as the 9th batter and second baseman wearing the uniform of the national team.
However, in the second half of the game, he returned to his team kt and played the game. In the ninth inning, where kt was behind 0-8, it hit 2 RBIs against national team pitcher Koo Chang-mo (NC). He recorded kt’s only RBI and prevented defeat. In addition, Kim Sang-soo, Song Min-seop, Oh Yoon-seok, Anthony Alford, and Bae Jeong-dae each had one hit.
Son Min-seok from Gyeongnam High School joined kt with the 30th pick in the 3rd round of the rookie draft. Ahead of his first season in the KBO League, he is gaining valuable experience while working with his national team seniors.
After the game, Son Min-seok said, “It was my first game as a member of kt after joining, so I thought I’d just do what I trained for. I’m happy to help the team score its first goal, but I can’t believe it.” He continued, “I was temporarily selected as a national team member, and my seniors gave me confidence to play baseball more fun. 온라인바카라
On the mound, Wes Benjamin started and played an active part with one inning, one walk, and no runs. This was followed by Park Young-hyun (1 inning, 1 run), Park Se-jin (1 inning, 1 run), Son Dong-hyun (1 inning, 4 run), Kim Jeong-woon (1 inning, 2 run), Cho Yi-hyeon (1 inning, no run), Lee Chae-ho (1 inning, no run), Kim Young-hyun ( 1 scoreless inning) pitched in turn.
kt lost 2 to 8 in the evaluation match against the national team that day. On the 25th, the second evaluation match against kt will be held at the same place.