The Korean baseball team participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) won the third practice game against the KT Wiz with 14 hits and won by 6 points.
The national team led by coach Lee Kang-cheol won 8-2 in a practice game against KT at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Kino, Tucson, Arizona on the 23rd (local time).안전놀이터
The national team, which consecutively won the NC Dinos match (8-2 win) on the 16th and the KIA Tigers match (12-6 win) on the 19th, practiced with a sense of stability in pitching against KT’s 1.5 group, which lost about half of its core power. He won 3 matches in a row.
Park Byung-ho (1 hit in 3 at-bats, 1 home run) and Kang Baek-ho (2 hits in 5 at-bats, 1 home run, above KT) each hit a home run against their home team to lead the victory.
Na Seong-beom (KIA Tigers), who was placed as a table setter along with Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes), also contributed by going 2 hits and 1 RBI in 3 at-bats.
The national team is Lee Jeong-hoo (center fielder) – Na Seong-beom (right fielder) – Kim Hyun-soo (left fielder) – Kang Baek-ho (designated hitter) – Park Byeong-ho (1st baseman) – Choi Jeong (3rd baseman) – Yang Eui-ji (catcher) – Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop) – Son Min-seok (2nd baseman) baseman), the lineup was organized in order.
Compared to the previous KIA game, the second hitter changed from Yang Eui-ji (Doosan Bears) to Na Seong-beom. Kang Baek-ho, who has recently been showing a sense of hitting, went up from No. 6 to No. 4.
The national team, which failed to score against KT starter Wes Benjamin in the first inning, succeeded in scoring the first goal in the second inning.
After two outs, Park Kun-woo (NC Dinos) got a walk from Park Young-hyeon and walked away, and Lee Jeong-hu landed on second base with a wild throw during his at-bat. Afterwards, Lee Jeong-hoo’s left-handed strike broke out and scored the first point.
In the third inning, Park Byeong-ho scored a solo home run in the middle of the month against Park Se-jin after one out, and ran away with a score of 2-0.
The national team made four big innings. After one out, Lee Jung-hoo went on base with a heavy hit, and Na Seong-beom hit a triple to bring Lee home.
Kim Hyun-soo (LG Twins) hit the right time again, and Kang Baek-ho hit a two-run home run off the field against Son Dong-hyun, adding 4 runs in the 4th inning.
In the 5th inning, after two outs, Son Min-seok, dispatched from KT, hit a double, and pinch hitter Park Hae-min (LG) called in a runner with a double, making the score 7-0, followed immediately by Choi Ji-hoon’s (SSG Landers) timely hit to make it 8-0. made.
Afterwards, the national team, which failed to score additional points in the innings, missed a scoreless victory as Chang-mo Koo (NC), who took the mound with a finish in the top of the 9th inning, allowed Kim Min-hyeok to hit 2 RBIs in a timely manner with 2 outs loaded.
Still, the overall performance of the pitching staff shined on the day. Starter Ko Young-pyo (KT) pitched 3 scoreless innings and Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG) pitched 2 scoreless innings.
Subsequently, Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA), Lee Yong-chan (NC), and Kim Won-joong (Lotte Giants) each blocked one inning without conceding a run. Only Koo Chang-mo, who reached the mound in the 9th inning, gave up two runs, leaving a regret.
Meanwhile, this game allowed players to be freely appointed according to the agreement of both teams, and Ko Woo-seok (LG) rose to KT’s last pitcher at the end of the 9th inning. Go Woo-seok showed a sense of stability by handling Choi Ji-hoon, Park Gun-woo, and Kang Baek-ho all in a row.
The national team plans to hold an additional practice match against KT Wiz (24th) and LG Twins (26th) at the same location.