A shaky Ahn Woo-jin, Kiwoom bats explode…NC in 4-game losing streak
Due to the rainy season, only two baseball games were played across the country. Kiwoom had a shaky starter Ahn Woo-jin, but the batting lineup exploded in the second half to preserve the ace’s start. NC fell into a four-game losing streak despite the precipitation that sent teammate Park Gun-woo to the second team. Reporter Kwak Jun-young. As soon as Kiwoom center fielder Lee Jung-hoo caught a fly ball, NC’s Seo Ho-cheol, who broke off his start, launched himself at home plate to open the scoring.Martin’s throw sails wide of the right fielder, and this time Park Min-woo uses his quick feet to score another run. In the second inning, Kim Ji-young hit a one-out double and Kim Joo-hyung singled to bring Kiwoom within one run. With two outs in the third, Kim Joo-hyung ties the game with a bases-loaded walk, and Kim Jun-wan’s RBI double just clears the shortstop’s head. NC rallied in the fourth inning with a Yoon Hyung-joon single and an RBI double by Jeon Jae-hwan, but Kiwoom answered with back-to-back RBI singles by Kim Hye-sung and Lee Jung-hoo. In the sixth inning, NC scored another run, but Kim Soo-hwan’s two-run double in the eighth inning that scored both Kim Hye-sung and Lee Jung-hoo drove in the winning run. The final score was 8-4 in favor of Kiwoom, sending NC into a four-game losing streak. “I think it gives our players a lot of strength because so many people came, so we’ll do our best to finish the first half well.” Kang Min-ho scoops up a fastball from Doosan starter Choi Won-jun for a two-run arch. Lee Jae-hyun followed with an RBI single to give Samsung the lead for good. Doosan’s comeback began in the seventh inning. Starting with a double by Yang Ji, the bats came around to score on a single by Yang Seok-hwan, followed by a double by Hong Sung-ho, and finally a single by Kim Jae-ho to tie the game at 3-3. In the extra innings, it was Doosan who came from behind. In the ninth inning, Kim Jae-hwan hit a game-winning two-run shot against Oh Seung-hwan, giving Doosan a 5-3 victory over Samsung. Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop, who once wielded the bat in Pohang while wearing a Samsung uniform, was all smiles once again.