Park Seong-han 2 RBIs, a timely hit in the final… SSG, KIA winning series
SSG Landers caught a pleasant winning series.
In the match against the KIA Tigers in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 11th, SSG won 5-3 thanks to starter Oh Won-seok’s good fighting, bullpen’s relief, and Park Seong-han’s 2 RBIs and timely hits. After one loss in the midweek series, he won two in a row.
The beginning was a melee. SSG succeeded in preemptive strikes with consecutive hits by Choo Shin-soo and Park Seong-han in the top of the first inning, and a timely hit rolling in front of Hanyu Island’s right fielder after two deaths.
In the bottom of the first inning, Park Chan-ho, who chose a walk after one out, succeeded in stealing the base, and Kim Seon-bin’s infield hit, followed by Socrates’ hit in front of the right fielder after two outs to tie the game. In the second inning, after one death, Lee Woo-sung’s left-handed and stolen base, and Ryu Ji-hyeok’s right-handed hit, turned the game over to 2-1.
SSG immediately counterattacked. In the top of the 3rd inning, after one death, Kim Kang-min went to base with a left-handed hit, and after 2 deaths, Hanyu Island hit a double that exceeded the height of the center fielder, and Kim Seong-hyun hit a double in the middle left to turn the score around 3-2.
Afterwards, KIA rookie pitcher Yoon Young-cheol and SSG starter Oh Won-seok fought hard and even added a bullpen battle, leading to a tense game. KIA had lead batters in the 5th and 6th innings, but subsequent batters were silent and dragged away.
The winner was the bottom of the 7th inning. KIA seized the opportunity with a hit by lead batter Hwang Dae-in. After the first run, pinch hitter Ko Jong-wook hit in front of the center fielder, and agile running base play also made the second and third bases. Following Ryu Ji-hyeok’s walk, Park Chan-ho hit between the first and second basemen to balance the game 3-3. However, in the ensuing bases loaded, catcher Kim Seon-bin fouled out and Choi Hyung-woo struck out on a swing and withdrew. 안전놀이터
SSG, which overcame the come-from-behind crisis, seized the victory in the top of the 9th inning. Seong-Hyun Kim took a chance with a left-handed hit, and Min-Sik Kim and Shin-Soo Choo got a walk from 2 out and 1 base, making the bases loaded, and Seong-Han Park decided the game with 2 RBIs and a timely hit. KIA failed to take advantage of the opportunity with two outs loaded at the bottom of the ninth.
Oh Won-seok fought well with 4 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts and 2 runs until the 6th inning. Noh Kyung-eun allowed the score to tie in the 7th inning, so the victory failed. Koh Hyo-jun saved the bases with two outs in the 7th inning and won the victory by blocking the 8th inning with no runs. Seo Jin-yong, who had a hard time blocking the bases with two outs in the ninth inning, harvested his 15th save.
Yun Young-cheol did his part with 6 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5 innings. Lim Ki-young gave up one hit and neatly blocked 5 out counts. Following Kim Dae-yu, Lee Jun-young, and Jeon Sang-hyun, he even raised Jung Hae-young as the finisher, but fell on his knees in the 8th inning. He lost two bullpen fights in a row.