A regular match between Yonsei University and Korea University, one of the best events in college baseball. What did the graduate think of the Korea-Korea Championships or the Korea-Korea Championships?

NC Dinos outfielder Cheon Jae-hwan (29) is a player who experienced regular games after entering Korea University in 2013. He entered the regular game starting lineup in 2014 when he was a sophomore, and in 2016, when he was a senior, he played as the third hitter and third baseman and hit the game-winning hit, leading Korea University to a 4-3 comeback victory.

At the time, the opposing team, Yonsei University, had a good pitching staff including Sang-won Park, Yun-cheol Park (Hanwha Eagles), Jae-heon Seong (LG Twins), and Dong-woo Kim (Lotte Giants). Korea University, which was behind by 3-0, scored 2 points in the 4th inning and 2 points in the 7th inning to achieve a dramatic comeback win of 4-3.

And at the center of it all was Cheon Jae-hwan. He walked in the bottom of the 4th inning and succeeded in scoring with Kim Ki-dam’s 2 RBI hit in the 7th. Then, in the 7th inning with 1 out and runners on 1st and 2nd bases, he hit a 2-RBI double to left center against Park Yun-cheol, raising the score.

Cheon Jae-hwan played in the regular match between Yonsei University and Korea University in 2016. /Photo=Korea University YouTube capture

Chun Jae-hwan, who met before the game with the Lotte Giants at Changwon NC Park on the 8th, recalled that time, saying, “It was very good and fun.” “Yonsei University had good pitching skills, and I wanted to do something well and win, but I couldn’t,” he said. “I had a strong desire to win, but I was so happy when I hit the game-winning hit in the 7th inning.”

Unlike the regular game recently held at Mokdong Baseball Stadium in Seoul, it was previously held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium. Playing in a stadium where it is difficult for amateur players to play while receiving a lot of support is a unique experience. Cheon Jae-hwan also said, “Students from other schools can’t experience this. There are a lot of spectators and it’s a festival-like atmosphere, but the players playing there are also nervous. I experienced something that was difficult to experience as a student early on.”스포츠토토

The 2016 comeback win created by Jae-Hwan Chun was the last regular game victory for Korea University. In the 2023 regular Ko-Yeon match (hosted by Yonsei University) held at Mokdong Baseball Stadium on the 8th, Korea University lost 4-6. Korea University, who had given the first run when starting pitcher Jeong Won-jin hit a 2-RBI triple to Lee Dong-jun in the bottom of the second inning, gave up the momentum in the 5th inning by allowing Lee Do-gyeom to hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs with the bases loaded. Korea University, which was down 2-6, went up by 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning with Ahn Jae-yeon’s infield grounder and Park Geon-woo’s timely hit, but was unable to achieve victory.

As a result, Korea University suffered its fourth consecutive loss in regular baseball games since 2017 (4-5 loss) (cancelled due to typhoon in 2018, canceled due to COVID-19 in 2020-2021). Cheon Jae-hwan, who watched his juniors’ game, expressed his regret, saying, “I couldn’t watch it until the end, but I saw them losing.” At the same time, he asked, “Was our time the last (regular victory)?”

Still, Cheon Jae-hwan did not put pressure on his juniors. He said, “Even when I was more senior in the past, regular games were always like war and the atmosphere was dreary,” adding, “Whether the atmosphere is war-like or fun, the players always try to win anyway.” He then said, “I hope you enjoy the regular games because they are, in some ways, separate from grades or the draft of new players.”

Chun Jae-hwan, who joined NC in 2017 after graduating from Korea University, experienced ups and downs, including having his training player contract terminated once due to an injury, before making his debut in the first team last year, and as of the 8th this year, he is making a name for himself by appearing in 75 games in the first team. . During his high school years, he entered the college stage instead of becoming a pro, and eventually succeeded in turning pro. College baseball has a deep meaning to me.

Chun Jae-hwan said, “It’s a pity that college baseball is in a slump. The reality is that fewer players are drafted than high school graduates.” He said, “Going through something like that can make you regret going to college,” and expressed his thoughts by saying, “I must have sharpened myself over the four years, but I think I need to improve so that I don’t regret it.” .

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