KIA Tigers defeated Kiwoom Heroes with perfect pitching.
KIA won 10-1 in the home game against Kiwoom in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on the 19th.
With the victory on this day, KIA became 17-17 and ran 3 consecutive wins. Here, the chain of 6 consecutive losses against Kiwoom, which had been going on since last season, was broken. On the other hand, Kiwoom recorded 17 wins and 23 losses and failed to win 2 in a row.
KIA’s batting line drove in 16 hits. Kim Seon-bin went 5 at bats with 3 hits and 3 RBIs, and Kim Ho-ryeong swung 4 at-bats with 3 hits and 3 RBIs. Starting pitcher Lee Eui-ri achieved his 3rd win (3 losses) of the season by throwing 2 hits, 3 walks, 9 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings.
Kiwoom lowered his head as Eric Yokishi, who was in charge of the starting mound, suffered 3 innings, 12 hits, 3 walks and 8 runs.
In the first inning, Kiwoom created a chance by Lee Jung-hoo walking and Lee Hyung-jong on base with a ball that fit his body. In the chance of 1 company, 1st and 2nd base, Kiwoom Edison Russell hit a heavy hit with 1 RBI.
At the end of the first inning, KIA held a big inning party. After Ryu Ji-hyeok’s infield hit and Park Chan-ho’s left-handed hit, Kim Sun-bin hit a double with two RBIs to the right. Afterwards, Choi Hyung-woo hit the right hand and Hwang Dae-in hit the right hand.
1 out 1, 3rd base chance. Lee Woo-sung brought third base runner Choi Hyung-woo home with a right-center hit, and Kim Ho-ryeong hit a right-handed hit with an RBI.
KIA did not slow down the offensive. Han Seung-taek walked out with a ball that fit his body and made the first out, and when Ryu Ji-hyeok’s shortstop grounded, third base runner Lee Woo-seong succeeded in scoring. Then, Park Chan-ho and Kim Sun-bin produced timely hits in succession, scoring 8 runs in one inning.
Taking an 8-1 lead, KIA scored an extra run at the end of the 6th inning. Hits by Choi Hyeong-woo and Socrates, and third baseman Lee Woo-sung’s grounder gave the team a chance to go 2nd and 3rd base, and Kim Ho-ryeong hit a double with 2 RBIs. 스포츠토토
Kiwoom, who was sluggish after being blocked by KIA starter Eui-ri Lee, attempted a counterattack in the top of the 7th inning. In the second out, Park Chan-hyuk hit a shortstop grounder, but got on base due to an opponent’s error, and Kim Hui-jip exploded a left-handed double. However, the chance was canceled as Kim Dong-heon stopped at a fly ball in right field.
At the beginning of the ninth inning, KIA Jang Hyun-shik climbed the mound. Jang Hyeon-sik ended the inning with a clean three-way offense and put an end to it.