Kiwoom Park Joo-hong started as the 7th and first baseman in the home game against Kia in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 14th.
Park Joo-hong, who graduated from Jangchung High School and joined as the first designated player in 2020, received a lot of attention as a next-generation gun. However, he did not grow as expected with a batting average of 0.251, 7 homers and 73 RBIs in the Futures League.
However, 메이저놀이터he has been given the snow stamp since 2023 spring camp. He grew up receiving exclusive guidance from coaches and managers, from batting stance to defensive position selection.
Park Ju-hong got off to a good start by hitting a right-handed hit in his first at-bat in the bottom of the second inning against Kia starter Medina. He made the team’s lead with a follow-up batter’s bunt and Kim Tae-jin’s timely hit in the situation where he was safe on first base.
Even in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Park Joo-hong got on base with no outs and a hit against Medina. When Kim Hui-jip’s pitcher grounded, first base runner Park Ju-hong advanced to second base. With Lee Yong-gyu’s timely hit, Park Joo-hong scored.
Park Ju-hong’s true value came out in the bottom of the 5th inning. Medina’s 146km two-seam was accepted. Socrates ran and jumped, but the ball hit the fence. Park Joo-hong sprinted past second base and made a triple.
Park Joo-hong succeeded in scoring as Kim Tae-jin hit a timely hit in the second out and third base, and dugout manager Hong Won-ki smiled broadly and gave Park Ju-hong a high-five.
Park Joo-hong gave a podium interview in front of fans for the first time after joining as a pro, and was reborn as a majestic fixer.
▲ Park Joo-hong, who hit 3 hits, is talking with the running coach at 1st base.
Kiwoom’s starting pitcher Eric Yokishi overcame the crisis at the end of the first inning with one company on second and third bases and got off to a fresh start, scoring the first win of the season with 5 hits, 7 strikeouts, 1 run and 2 runs in 7 innings. In the batting lineup, Lee Jeong-hoo led the team to victory with 3 hits, 4 RBIs, Park Ju-hong 3 hits and 3 runs, and Kim Tae-jin 3 hits, 2 RBIs and 2 runs.
KIA starting pitcher Adonis Medina recorded 2 losses of the season with 12 hits, 5 strikeouts, 3 runs and 7 runs in 5 innings. Park Chan-ho scored two hits, but had to hang his head due to the team’s defeat.
[Kiwoom manager Hong Won-ki smiles and rejoices when he scores a goal following a triple.