The Samsung Lions won a valuable victory after 12 overtime matches.
Samsung won the winning series with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory in the 5th game of the season against NC Dinos in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Changwon NC Park on the 21st.
Samsung: Kim Ji-chan (2nd baseman) – Kim Hyun-joon (center fielder) – Koo Ja-wook (right fielder) – Jose Pirella (left fielder) – Kim Tae-goon (designated hitter) – Oh Jae-il (1st baseman) – Kang Min-ho (catcher) – Kim Young-woong (3rd baseman) – Lee Jae-hyeon (Shortstop) in the starting lineup. ‘Ace’ David Buchanan took the mound as the starting pitcher.
NC: Son Ah-seop (right fielder) – Seo Ho-cheol (2nd baseman) – Park Kun-woo (designated hitter) – Jason Martin (center fielder) – Kim Seong-wook (left fielder) – Park Se-hyeok (catcher) – Yoon Hyung-jun (1st baseman) – Do Tae-hoon (3rd baseman) – Kim Joo-won ( Shortstop) formed the lineup. Lee Jae-hak, who made his first appearance in the first team this season, took on the role of starting pitcher.
In the midst of the pitching battle at the beginning of the game, the team that opened fire first was NC. At the end of the 4th inning, NC, who failed to take advantage of the opportunity with Kim Seong-wook’s double hit at 1st, 1st and 3rd base, scored the first run with Kim Joo-won’s 1st RBI and timely hit at 1st, 1st and 2nd base at the end of the 5th inning.
The Samsung batting line, which was tightly tied against Lee Jae-hak, did not score their first run until the beginning of the 7th inning. After leading hitter Ja-Wook Koo made a hit, he advanced to third base when the opponent pitched wildly, and stepped on the groove when Pirella’s shortstop grounded, the follow-up hitter, balancing the score 1-1.
As the game entered a lull after the tie, the regular innings eventually failed to determine the game, and the 1-1 balance was not broken until the 11th inning. Both teams mobilized all of their members and showed their strong will for the winning series.
It was in the beginning of the 12th inning that the joys and sorrows of the two teams were mixed. The ball hit by Gong Min-kyu, the lead hitter, flew to the left, but NC left fielder Kwon Hee-dong, who failed to catch the ball, failed to catch it. In the meantime, hitter runner Gong Min-gyu made his way to third base in an instant and made third base safely, and headed home when the follow-up hitter Kang Min-ho made a sacrifice fly.
In the bottom of the 12th inning, with the team leading 2-1, Do Tae-Hoon walked and Kim Joo-Won hit the ball, facing a crisis with one out and 1st and 2nd base, but Oh Seung-Hwan set Cheon Jae-Hwan and Seo Ho-Cheol back with fly balls and ground balls, respectively, and the game ended. The ‘Blood Battle’, which took 3 hours and 57 minutes, came to an end.
On this day, the Samsung batting line got only 4 hits in 12 innings. Ja-wook Koo was the only player to achieve multi-hits with 4 on-base games including 2 hits. It was a game in which key hitters such as ‘table setters’ Kim Ji-chan and Kim Hyun-jun, as well as Pirella and Kim Tae-goon, were silent.먹튀검증
However, Samsung endured with the power of the mound, and endured again. Samsung, which collapsed with 14 runs the day before, blocked the NC lineup with only one run that day. Starting pitcher Buchanan was responsible for 7 innings, and played well with 7 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts and 1 run. Hong Jeong-woo (1 inning), right-hander Lee Seung-hyun (1⅓ innings), and Woo Kyu-min (⅔ innings), who came up next, also played their part.
‘Veteran’ Oh Seung-hwan, who took the mound at the bottom of the 11th inning, recorded no runs in two innings, no hits, and three walks, earning his second relief victory this season. After starting against Kiwoom Heroes in Daegu on the 3rd, he was erased from the entry and had time to reorganize.
On the other hand, NC was defeated by Lee Jae-hak’s 6 scoreless innings and Park Kun-woo, Park Se-hyuk and Kim Joo-won’s multi-hits. They created more chances than Samsung, but 10 bases got in the way.