The section where the cheers stop, the moment the helmet is thrown to the ground… There is a little beast on the way. “There is nothing difficult.”

 Outfield defense has become a master.

Since he was a rookie, he has gained a lot of experience in various outfield positions and has become more confident.

This is the story of SSG Landers ‘Little Beast’ Choi Ji-hoon.

In the first game of the season against Samsung held at Daegu Lions Park on the 11th, Choi Ji-hoon led the team to a 5-4 victory with outstanding performance in both offense and defense.

In the top of the 9th inning, which was 4-4 in offense,메이저사이트 he scored the winning run with a timely ground ball that went over the pitcher’s head from runners 1st and 3rd with 2nd out.

In the defense of the patent, Samsung blocked the comeback with decisive defense one after another while going back and forth between center fielder and right fielder. In the bottom of the 7th inning, where the score was 4-4, with 2 out 1 and 2 bases, Jose Pirella’s mid-month double batted ball ran with a click and caught it in reverse motion. The cheers of Rapac’s home fans, who expected a sweeping double at the moment he was hit, quickly died down the moment the flight stopped inside Choi Ji-hoon’s glove. Pirella, who was sure of a come-from-behind hit, took off his helmet the moment he confirmed Ji-hoon Choi’s super catch while rounding first base, and slammed him to the floor, unable to calm his anger.

It wasn’t over. Bottom of the 8th when the score was 4-4. A missed ball hit by lead batter Lee Won-seok floated on the right field line. A difficult situation for the second baseman to catch.

Choi Ji-hoon, who moved to right field, quickly came down to the batted ball and slipped and caught it. A batted ball that could have been safely second base if missed due to its long flight time. It was a super catch that kept the team victorious.

A game in which drums and janggu were played with final blows and decisive hobi. SSG coach Kim Won-hyung also said after the game, “(Choi) Ji-hoon was able to hit the final blow in an important situation and bring victory. In particular, Ji-hoon’s concentrated defense in the 7th and 8th innings played a decisive role in today’s victory. unfolded,” he praised.

In an interview after the match, Choi Ji-hoon humbly said, “I was lucky on the course.” However, if it wasn’t for Choi Ji-hoon, these balls would have been difficult to catch.

A series of hobi from the right field position changed in the middle. He showed confidence, saying, “Experienced in various positions in the outfield since my rookie days is more helpful to my development. Maybe that’s why (moving positions during the game) doesn’t have much difficulty.”

The outfield defense has become like the basics. As a result, the focus is on the attack.

When asked which of the offensive and defensive performances he felt better, Choi Ji-hoon said, “Compared to the defense, which handles many hits in 144 games, it is more thrilling when it produces important results in the at-bat.” This is also something I can say because I have confidence in my defense.

Choi Ji-hoon, who has experienced the WBC national team, is also not in 100% condition at the beginning of the season. But he has no excuses. I’m just heading towards another career high season in the given situation. In fact, he has been gradually raising his batting pace since the match against Hanwha.

“I can’t say there is no aftermath, but I think it’s an excuse to say that I can’t do it because of it, and I think it hasn’t come up perfectly yet. However, the season is long, so it’s not greatly affected,” he said with strength.

High team contribution across offense and defense. How much more will Choi Ji-hoon, who has experienced a wide stage in the national team, show more growth this season. The anticipation of SSG fans is growing.

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