The Kiwoom Heroes pulled out a hard-fought victory.
Kiwoom won 9-6 in a back-and-forth battle against the Hanwha Eagles in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Sunday at the Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park. Kiwoom (28 wins, 2 losses, 35 draws) erased the aftermath of a 12-inning extra-inning loss the previous day (Nov. 16) to remain in sole possession of seventh place.
Kiwoom led 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh after starter Jang Jae-young pitched 3⅓ scoreless innings, but Kim Sung-jin faltered and was pulled with runners on first and third in a 5-5 tie. Lee Myung-jong came on and gave up a single to Moon Hyun-bin but got out of the inning without allowing any more runs.
Trailing 5-6, the Kiwoom bats came alive in the top of the eighth. With the bases loaded, Lee Jung-hoo and Lee Hyung-jong got back-to-back pitches to push the lead back to 7-6. Lee Won-seok followed with a two-run double to center field. Won Jong-hyun closed out the eighth inning and Lim Chang-min closed out the ninth to preserve the three-run victory.
After the game, Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki said, “Starter Jang Jae-young did his job without much ups and downs. He is getting better and better as the game goes on,” he said.먹튀검증
“In the seventh inning, Lee Myung-jong saved the day with minimal runs. He did a good job of stopping the flow,” he said, praising the winning pitcher, who relieved Kim Sung-jin in the bottom of the seventh inning.
“In the eighth inning, our batters showed patience at the plate and got on base, and Lee Won-seok’s wedge hit was crucial to our victory. In the eighth and ninth innings, the seniors Won Jong-hyun and Lim Chang-min pitched cleanly to seal the game.”