[OSEN=Daejeon, Lee Sang-hak] Kiwoom beat Hanwha for its third straight win. They moved to within 1.5 games of ninth-place Samsung, which has lost five straight games, and raised their chances of breaking away.
Kiwoom defeated Hanwha 11-6 in an away game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Daejeon’s Hanwha Life Eagles Park on April 22. Kim Hye-sung and Ronnie Dawson, who batted 1-2, combined for a four-hit blast to lead Kiwoom to victory. Song Sung-moon, Dawson, Park Joo-hong, and Park Soo-jong combined for four sacrifice flies to showcase quality baseball.
Tenth-ranked Kiwoom, which has won three straight, moved to 54-78-3 and within 1.5 games of ninth-ranked Samsung (53-74-1), which lost to Doosan in Daegu earlier in the day for its fifth straight loss. Tally hopes revived
Kiwoom scored a run in the first and third innings on sacrifice flies. With runners on first and third in the first, Song Sung-moon hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Dawson from first with no outs in the third for a 2-0 lead. The team then exploded for four runs in the fifth inning to make it 6-0. Kim Hye-sung singled, Dawson doubled and Song Sung-moon walked to load the bases before Lim Ji-yeol drew a walk off Hanwha starter Nam Ji-min. Kim Hwi-jip followed with a double to left center and Park Joo-hong singled to left field.
Hanwha also scored its first run in the fifth on Choi Jae-hoon’s double to left, a wild pitch by Kiwoom starter Jang Jae-young and a grounder to first by Choi In-ho. In the seventh, Noh Si-hwan hit a two-run homer with two outs. Kiwoom reliever Moon Sung-hyun lifted a 143-kilometer fastball up the middle and over the center field fence. It traveled 125 meters and was his 31st home run of the season. It was his first home run in 20 days and 16 games since the previous two days against Jamsil LG Electronics. 온라인카지노
In the eighth inning, Hanwha capitalized on a throwing error by Kiwoom’s Ha Young-min when Chae Eun-sung was hit by a pitch. Jang Jin-hyuk followed with an infield single and Moon Hyun-bin blasted a two-run double to left-center field to cut the deficit to one run. However, they were unable to capitalize on the opportunity, and Kiwoom scored five runs in the top of the ninth to seal the win.
Im Ji-yeol singled against Hanwha closer Park Sang-won, Kim Hwijip walked, and pinch-hitter Jeon Byung-woo laid down a sacrifice bunt in front of the pitcher. Park Sang-won threw to third, but the base was empty and the ball sailed toward the foul line, allowing pinch runner Lim Ji-yeol to come home. With runners on second and third, Park Soo-jong singled to right, Kim Hye-sung singled to center, and Song Sung-moon doubled to right.
Kim and Dawson, who batted 1-2, combined to go 1-for-4 with an RBI. Song Sung-moon had two hits and three RBIs, and Park Soo-jong had two hits and one RBI. Kiwoom starter Jang Jae-young pitched four and a third innings, allowing one run on five hits with five strikeouts, but was pulled with a six-run lead due to a bad pitch. Second pitcher Yoon Seok-won pitched one scoreless inning for his second win of the season.
For Hanwha, starter Nam Ji-min suffered his sixth loss (one win) of the season after allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits with three walks and three strikeouts in five innings. Noh Si-hwan, playing his final game before being called up to the national team for the Hangzhou Asian Games on Nov. 23, had two hits, including a home run, and two RBIs. He enters the Asian Games with 31 home runs and 99 RBIs, leading the league in both categories.