National team pitcher Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG Landers) blocked one inning scoreless with his excellent crisis management skills in his first appearance.
On the 17th (Korean time), 슬롯사이트 Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The World Baseball Classic (WBC) Korean baseball team, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, played a practice game against the NC Dinos.
In the 7-inning game, the national team sent out 7 pitchers, 1 per inning, and had them throw around 20 pitches. If the number of pitches is small even after 3 outs, the innings are not finished and additional batters are to be dealt with.
At the beginning of the first inning, Kim Gwang-hyun took the mound as the first pitcher of the national team. Kim Gwang-hyun, who gave up a right-handed hit to lead hitter Han Seok-hyun, struck out follow-up hitter Kim Seong-wook on a three-pitch swing. However, with 1 company and 1st base, Do Tae-hoon’s bat broke, and the hit ball missed 1 or 2 and became a hit.
1 company, 1st, 3rd base is in crisis. However, Kim Gwang-hyeon caught Oh Yeong-soo with a swinging strikeout after six pitches, and Yun Hyeong-jun was treated as a floating ball by center fielder, ending the inning without conceding a run. 2 hits, 2 strikeouts, no run. 21 pitches in total.
Starting with Kim Gwang-hyun taking the mound in the first inning, the national team took the mound in order of Go Young-pyo, Jeong Cheol-won, Won Tae-in, Jung Woo-yeong and Lee Eui-ri. And Go Woo-seok was responsible for the last inning, the 7th.
The batting lineup was Lee Jeong-hoo (center fielder) Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop) Choi Jeong (third baseman) Park Byeong-ho (designated hitter) Kim Hyeon-soo (left fielder) Na Seong-beom (right fielder) Kang Baek-ho (1st baseman) Lee Ji-young (catcher) Kim Hye-seong (2nd baseman). Kang Baek-ho fired the first two-run homer, and Choi Jeong-do hit a solo shot, leading to an 8-2 victory.
The national team won the game 8-2. You can check the entire 21 pitching of Kim Gwang-hyun in the video.