Four high school baseball teams in Gangwon-do kick off the 2023 season, starting with the Shinsegae E-Mart Cup National Tournament.
The 2023 Shinsegae E-Mart Cup National High School Baseball Championship is a competition in which all high school teams registered in the under-19 division participate this year, and 93 teams, the largest ever, will enter the heat.
It opens at Gyeongju Baseball Park on the 23rd and will be played here until the round of 32, and from the round of 16 it will be held at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul. The final will be held on April 10 at SSG Landers Field in Incheon.
Celebrating its second year this year,먹튀검증 the competition awards a total of 100 million won in prize money and prizes (pitching machine, baseball equipment, etc.) depending on performance.
In addition, 3 million won worth of baseball equipment is provided to the teams that received the Model Award and the Best Performance Award. This year, for the first time in the National High School Baseball Championship, an additional excellent catcher award will be added and awarded.
Gangneung High School, Gangwon High School, Wonju High School, and Seorak High School participate in the competition. Gangwon High School, Wonju High School, and Seorak High School will play from the second round, depending on luck.
Gangwon High School played its first match against Bucheon High School at 9:30 am on the 30th, and Wonju High School played the winner of the match between Seoul Design High School and Inchang High School on the 30th at 5 pm, and Seorak High School played its first match against the winner of the match between Hwasun High School and Gyeonggi Aviation High School at 2:30 pm on the 29th. pay
Gangneung High School, which did not follow the match luck, meets Gyeonggi High School in the first round at 2:30 pm on the 26th. If you win, you will face Soraego in the 2nd round at 12:00 noon on the 30th. If Gangneung High School wins both the 1st and 2nd rounds and Gangwon High School wins the 2nd round, then the two teams will meet in the round of 32 and engage in a ‘fighting within the house’.
Other than that, the odds are low because you have to reach the quarterfinals and semifinals to meet Wonju and Seorak High School.
Among the four high school baseball teams in the province, Gangneung High School is the most anticipated. Gangneung High School recorded two runners-up in the 2019 national competition, winning the Presidential Cup in 2020, and winning the Golden Lion and the National Sports Festival in 2021. Last year, he finished runner-up at the Bonghwangdaegi and National Sports Festivals.
Gangneung High School plans to take revenge. In this tournament held last year, Gangneung High School stopped in the round of 32 due to the aftermath of Corona 19 and an injury to its main player.
It is regrettable that right-hander Yuk Chung-myeong, a junior in his third year as an ace, left due to an injury in this tournament, but noteworthy players are still alive.
3rd grader Cho Dae-hyeon, 2nd grader Cheon Beom-seok (right-hander), and 1st graders are in good shape. In particular, Cho Dae-hyun combines pitching and hits as the fourth hitter. Junior Choi Min-ho also has excellent scoring skills, raising expectations. Lee Yul-ye, a sophomore, is expected to add great strength not only as a catcher but also in scoring. The captain was Lee Chan-seo, a shortstop with excellent leadership.
Choi Jae-ho, head coach of Gangneung High School, said, “Compared to recent years, this year is a bit weaker, but we have completed winter training well and our prospects are reliable, so we will try to produce good results.”