The SSG Future Team (group 2) continued its recent upward trend with a thrilling ending victory.
The SSG Futures team faced the LG 2nd Army 4-4 at Ganghwa SSG Futures Field on the 2nd, and won 5-4 thanks to Lee Jee-yeon’s pinch-off hit in the 9th inning. The SSG Futures team recorded 9 wins and 7 losses (.563), chasing LG (10 wins and 7 losses), the leader of the Northern League, with a difference of half a game.
In the SSG Futures team, 안전놀이터starting pitcher Heo Min-hyeok threw the ball at a maximum speed of 148 km/h, throwing it well with 1 run in 4 innings. Lee Kun-wook and Park Si-hoo took the hold by allowing one scoreless inning, and Kim Jeong-woo, the closer, also performed well with one scoreless inning.
In the other lineup, Kim Min-jun had 3 hits, Ko Myung-jun had 2 hits including a solo shot, and Choi Jun-woo had 2 hits. Lee Jung-beom and Lee Jae-won also scored an RBI, and Lee Ji-yeon closed the game.
They gave 1 run first in the 1st inning, but after 2 outs in the 2nd inning, Go Myung-Jun’s home run immediately tied the game. In the third inning, the game turned around. The SSG Futures team, who made the bases loaded with one run and a hit from leader Kim Min-joon, a walk from Ahn Sang-hyun and a hit from Choi Hang after a run, added one point to Lee Jung-beom’s grounder as the opponent’s first baseman made an error. Then, when Lee Jae-won grounded to second base, he added one more point.
In the 5th inning, lead Ahn Sang-hyun hit a double and went on base, and Choi Hang’s ground ball made it 1 out and 3 base. The third base runner was out at home when Lee Jung-beom grounded, but Lee Jae-won revived the fire with a hit, and Choi Jun-woo’s timely hit made it 4-1.
The SSG Futures team allowed 1 point in the 7th inning and 2 points in the 8th inning to lose the lead, but finished the victory in the last attack in the 9th inning. The lead Jeon Won-won hit and went out, and Kim Min-jun sent a sacrifice bunt to second base. After that, Lee Jee-yeon, who came on as a pinch hitter, hit a finishing hit in the middle right to end the game.
After the game, an SSG Futures team official said, “Heo Min-hyeok’s pitching balance improved as he played the game, and he showed a good figure in terms of maximum and average velocity, and the power of the ball was also good. Lee Kun-wook is also today based on the recently improved pitching balance. He showed the appearance of catching hitters with a powerful fastball,” he said. “Kim Do-hyun allowed one home run, but showed a good figure in the speed of the fastball (up to 147 km), and Kim Jung-woo had good fastball power. He has been showing good pitching recently.”
“Choi Jun-woo has been consistently hitting well with a good feeling of hitting lately. The ball that is out has also shown good quality with good timing and contact. “Kim Min-joon did a good job in batting, including three hits and a sacrifice bunt. He showed good concentration at the plate and his ability to make contact with breaking balls. The defense is also improving every game.” added.