The morning stars selected in the first round showed off their presence from the demonstration game.
Kiwoom Heroes won a 3-2 come-from-behind victory against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 16th.
After the opening of the demonstration game, Kiwoom, who was in the midst of three consecutive losses, reported their first win. The loss against KIA the day before was also avenged.
KIA’s demonstration game record was 2 wins and 2 losses.
Rookies from the 1st round of the 2023 rookie draft performed impressively side by side.
Kim Geon-hee, who was nominated by Kiwoom as the 6th overall pick in the 1st round, decided the game with a timely hit in the 8th inning.
Yoon Young-cheol, who was second overall in the first round chosen by the KIA, started as a starter and showed a good fight with 2 hits, 1 walk and 7 strikeouts in 4 innings.
In the midst of Yun Young-cheol’s strong fight, the early flow flowed to KIA.
After two outs in the first inning, Yoon Young-cheol hit Lee Jung-hu and gave up a walk to Edison Russell, accumulating runners. However, he escaped the crisis himself by striking out Park Joo-hong.
After that, he overpowered Kiwoom hitters without much difficulty. After two outs in the third inning, he was hit by Lee Hyung-jong to the left, but the follow-up Lee Jung-hoo was treated as a shortstop ground ball and ended the inning.
While Yoon Young-chul endured with no runs, the KIA lineup responded in the top of the 4th inning.
Kim Gyu-seong, who was at bat after two outs, hit Kiwoom pitcher Lee Seung-ho’s second fastball and fired a preemptive solo shot over the right fence.
Follow-up Kim Do-young’s left-handed double and Kim Seon-bin’s walk connected the 2nd 1st and 2nd bases, and Choi Hyung-woo added a point with a right-handed hit at the right time.
Kiwoom started a counterattack in the 6th inning, which was dragged 0-2. After two outs, Kim Tae-jin and Park Joo-hong made up for one point by hitting doubles in succession.
After two outs in the 8th inning, trailing 1-2, he created another opportunity. Park Chan-hyeok and Kim Tae-jin made consecutive hits, and Lee Yong-gyu walked out with a ball that fit his body.
Kim Geon-hee, who appeared at the bases loaded with 2 out, overturned the game with a timely hit to KIA Kim Dae-yu.
Kiwoom, who turned 3-2, kept Ha Young-min in the 9th inning and kept the victory by 1 point. 스포츠토토
Kiwoom’s new foreign pitcher Ariel Hurado finished his first appearance in the demonstration game with 4 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and no runs in 3 innings. The top speed was 151 km/h.