Professional baseball KT Wiz recorded a winning series in 33 days, thanks to Jang Seong-woo’s 4 RBI performances.
In the home game against Doosan Bears in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 21st, KT made a big success with 4 RBIs, including a home run by Jang Seong-woo, and won 7-3. With this, KT shot a signal to escape from sluggishness by recording the 3rd winning series of the season after the SSG match on the 19th of last month.
At the beginning of the first inning, KT took the lead by allowing Yang Eui-ji to hit at the right time after starter Benjamin was hit by Doosan lead hitter Song Seung-hwan with a double from the right side of left field. However, in the bottom of the 1st inning, KT counterattacked Kim Min-hyeok, who hit the base with a hit ball, and Park Byeong-ho, the 2nd baseman, hit a timely double through the middle left to tie the score 1:1.
KT was hit by Heo Gyeong-min and Jo Su-haeng in the defense in the beginning of the second inning and was put in a crisis with 2 out 1st and 3rd base, but the next hitter Song Seung-hwan struck out to avoid a run. At the end of the 4th inning, after Park Byung-ho advanced with a hit in front of the center fielder, Jang Seong-wu hit Doosan starter Choi Won-joon’s first pitch and hit a 125m two-run gun in mid-month to turn the score around 3-1.
Doosan also immediately launched a counterattack. In the top of the 5th inning, Song Seung-hwan got a walk and advanced, then Park Gye-beom fired a left-handed two-run gun to turn the game back to 3-3.
In response, KT responded right away at the end of the 5th inning. Following the lead hitter Kim Sang-soo’s double, Kang Baek-ho and Kim Min-hyuk hit consecutive doubles and ran away again 5 to 3. Afterwards, KT kept the lead without conceding as Park Young-hyeon, Son Dong-hyeon, and Kim Jae-yoon threw one after another, and in the bottom of the 7th, Kim Sang-soo walked and Moon Sang-cheol and Park Byeong-ho hit, and Jang Seong-woo hit a timely hit in the middle left to seal the game.
KT starting pitcher Benjamin was a bit uneasy with 7 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts, and 3 runs, including 1 home run, over 5 days, but thanks to the support of other lines, he won his 5th win (3 losses) of the season.스포츠토토
On the other hand, SSG Landers won 6-3 against Lotte with starting pitcher McCarty’s 5 hits and 2 runs in 5⅔ innings, Heredia’s 2 hits and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats, and Oh Tae-gon and Choi Jung’s multi-hit performance. It also created a winning series and maintained a joint lead with LG.