The team has not forgotten the setback of the Cheongryonggi a year ago. Busan Go dreams of upsetting Deoksugo.
Busan Go defeated Woosung AC 11-4 in the first game of the 78th Cheongnyonggi National High School Baseball Championship and Weekend League Wangjoong Wangjeon (co-hosted by Chosun Ilbo, Sports Chosun, and the Korea Baseball Softball Association) at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul on the 9th.
Busan High’s No. 4 hitter Lee Won-jun (17) stood out. The first baseman and outfielder, who is only a sophomore, batted fourth for the team and went 2-for-4 with four RBIs. “The bat was hot today,” said Busan High coach Park Kye-won. He’s only a sophomore, but he’s good enough to be selected as a high school all-star. Above all, he has good guts,” and handpicked Suhoon with praise. In particular, his sweeping three-run triple to right-centre field in the fifth inning when he was trailing 2-6 was impressive.
Busan Go’s second-round opponent is the winner of the Deoksugo-Masan Classic. Both teams came to Mokdong Stadium on the same day, but the game was postponed to the 10th due to repeated heavy rains.
Deoksugo is the team that handed Busan Go a first-round loss in the Cheongryonggi last year. Not only Park, but the entire squad is determined to make amends.
Lee Won-jun is no exception. “I want to play against Deoksugo in the second round,” he said after the game. Deoksugo won the E-Mart Vessel earlier this year, while Busan Go won the Phoenix at the end of last year and the Golden Lion this year. Both teams, along with Jangchung Go and Gangneung Go, are strong contenders in this tournament.
Deoksugo’s roster includes pitcher Kim Tae-hyung, who achieved a no-hit no-run in the league’s Cheongwon Go game on the 10th of last month, and E-Mart Bae MVP and batting champion Baek Jun-seo.
Lee Won-jun is not particularly close to Kim Tae-hyung, who is the same age as him. Instead, he became close with Baek at a high school all-star game. “I even got a bat from (Baek) Jun-seo. I want to beat the E-Mart Bae MVP,” he said.
Despite being from the prestigious Busan High School of Baseball, Lee Won-jun is even more special. “I want to become a player who is considered a role model for my juniors,” he said.
Among the major leaguers, he has a special fondness for Vladimir Guerrero Jr (Toronto Blue Jays). “I like him because his power swing is similar to mine.토스카지노
The game was highlighted by the appearance of Busan High’s Won Sang-hyun, who won the title last year and missed the Golden Lion due to an elbow injury. Won gave up two runs (0 earned) in the fifth inning as the Busan Go infielders committed two errors, but it had nothing to do with the game.
In addition to Lee Won-jun, Busan Go had a number of young players in the lineup, including Ahn Ji-won, Choi Min-je, and Lee Seo-jun (all first-year students). Park’s baseball philosophy is to play the best players regardless of age or grade. “People worry about whether it’s okay to have a first-year player in the main lineup, but all I’ve ever learned in the pros is ‘winning baseball,'” he said. Not only in the batting line-up, but also on the mound, the team’s pitchers Sung Young-taek and Won Sang-hyun are backed up by a thick layer of sophomores, including Kim Jung-yup, Kim Dong-hoo, and Chun Gyeom.