KT’s veteran infielder Kim Sang-soo (33) led the way at the plate to help the team escape last place.
Kim Sang-soo started at shortstop, batting second, against Kiwoom in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, on April 24. He went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs, and one run scored to lead the team to a 4-1 victory. 토토사이트
Both the leadoff hit in the third inning and the game-winning RBI in the seventh inning came from his bat. “I’m glad I hit the game-winning hit to help the team win, and I’m feeling good at the moment,” he said.
Although he went hitless in the previous game on the 23rd, he has been doing his job this season with a batting average of 2.18 (37 hits in 132 at-bats). “Even though I went no-hit yesterday, I had a good at-bat, so I was confident going into today’s game,” said Kim. “I’ve been working on my bat timing in practice and preparing for what I need to do in advance.”
Even facing Ahn Woo-jin, one of the top pitchers in the league, didn’t faze him. In the top of the sixth inning, with the score 1-0, he led off with a double to right-center to threaten Ahn. After giving up two more runs, Ahn was replaced by Yang Hyun and left the mound. “My opponent is one of the best pitchers in Korea, so I tried to bat aggressively, and it turned out well,” Kim laughed.
Despite the win, KT remains at the bottom of the standings. The team has struggled lately due to a number of injuries to key players, including Hwang Jae-gyun, Choi Jae-dae, Choi Soo-ho, and Kim Jun-tae. However, Kim Sang-soo said, “The team’s performance hasn’t been great lately, so the mood could be down, but I hope we can get a win like this to boost the team’s morale.”
Despite being in last place, the team hasn’t lost their desire to win. Kim Sang-soo said, “Our goal is to win the team title this year. Thanks to the coaching staff, I don’t have any physical problems, and I want to play as many games as possible to help the team win,” he said.