kt Wiz got out of the swamp of 4 consecutive losses.
kt won a big 13-3 match against Doosan Bears in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Suwon kt Wiz Park on the 3rd. The bottom kt won 17 wins (30 losses, 2 draws) of the season, and Doosan, 4th place, finished 2 consecutive wins and recorded a season record of 23 wins, 23 losses and 1 draw.
With a 5-point lead, Kang-su, who replaced starter Wes Benjamin, was effective. Benjamin recorded 89 pitches, 8 hits, no 4 walks, 8 strikeouts and 3 runs (unearned) in 4⅓ innings. Park Young-hyun, who started as the second pitcher, blocked 1⅔ innings with 13 pitches, making a good pitch with no hits, no 4 walks, 2 strikeouts and no runs, becoming the winning pitcher. This is Park Young-hyun’s first win in his debut. Afterwards, Kim Min-soo (1 inning), Ju Kwon (1 inning), and Park Se-jin (1 inning) kept the victory.
The batting line recorded 17 hits, and all hits in the second start of the season. Kang Baek-ho, who started as the designated hitter number 3, swung a hard hit with 3 hits, 2 walks and 4 RBIs in 3 at-bats. 4th hitter, 1st baseman Park Byeong-ho, also made a big success with 2 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 3 RBIs in 4 at-bats.스포츠토토
The batting line exploded early. In the bottom of the second inning, Jang Seong-woo, Hwang Jae-gyun, and Lee Ho-yeon’s consecutive hits made the bases loaded with one run. With the help of Ahn Chi-young’s sacrifice fly to the right fielder, they scored a 1-0 first run. It was Ahn Chi-young’s first RBI in his debut.
▲ Kang Baek-ho of kt Wiz ⓒ Reporter Kwak Hye-mi
In the bottom of the 3rd inning, they scored 4 runs. Kang Baek-ho hit a 1-RBI triple at 1 out and 1st base, Park Byeong-ho’s 1-RBI double at the right time, and Jang Seong-woo’s two-run gun broke off in succession and ran away to 5-0.
Benjamin was shaken as he lost 3 points in the top of the 4th inning. It was an opportunity to deal with Park Kye-beom with a double hit by the pitcher at 1st and 1st and 2nd base, but Benjamin committed a bad throw to second base, so second base runner Song Seung-hwan scored and was chased 5-1. Afterwards, Kim Min-hyeok’s right fielder’s sacrifice fly and Lee Yu-chan’s right-handed hit hit just in time, narrowing the score to 5-3.
At the bottom of the 4th inning, the kt line-up beat the changed pitcher Park Jeong-soo and scored 3 runs again. Kim Sang-soo hit a timely double with 1 RBI in the chance of 1 out, 1st and 2nd base, and Kang Baek-ho hit 2 RBIs and 2 bases at the right time in a row to run away to 8-3.
At the end of the 5th inning, he once again made a 4-run big inning, completely breaking Doosan’s will to pursue. When Bae Jeong-dae retreated with a grounder from shortstop on 1st and 2nd base, shortstop Park Gye-beom threw a bad throw to 1st base, and Hwang Jae-gyun, runner from 2nd base, scored, making the score 9-3. With the mound changed to Choi Ji-gang, Kang Baek-ho got a walk at the bases loaded at 2:00, and Park Byung-ho took two RBIs and timely hits from the changed pitcher Lee Hyeong-beom, making the score 12-3. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Hwang Jae-kyun’s sacrifice fly to the left field widened the distance to 13-3.
Meanwhile, starting pitcher Kim Dong-joo of Doosan suffered only 3 losses (2 wins) of the season with 67 pitches, 8 hits (1 home run), 1 strikeout and 5 runs in 3 innings.