Deoksu High School reached the top of the first national competition in 2023, proving that it is the strongest in high school baseball.
Deoksu High School, led by coach Jeong Yun-jin, won the championship by beating Gangneung High School 5-4 in the final of the 2023 Shinsegae E-Mart Cup National High School Baseball Championship held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 11th. Baseball prestigious Deoksu High School won the national championship in two years after the 2021 Bonghwangdaegi. This is the first win in this competition.
Deoksu High reversed to 4-3 at the end of the 8th inning, trailing 2-3, but allowed a 4-4 tie at the beginning of the 9th inning. However, at the end of the 9th inning, where the score was 4-4, Bae Seung-soo’s finishing infield hit at first and third base put an end to the fierce game. The winning prize is 30 million won.
Deoksu High School head coach Jeong Yun-jin won his 15th personal championship after taking office as the head coach of his alma mater in 2008.
Coach Jeong laughed, saying, “I think the players tried to make the championship rinsing more fun.” I emphasized that an opportunity will come, and it really came true.”
Regarding Jeong Hyun-woo, who took the mound as the second pitcher that day and pitched with 1 run (zero earned) in 6 2/3 innings, he said, “I think he is the best player. I think it’s the number one contributor to the championship.” 토토사이트
Baek Jun-seo, a junior outfielder who wielded a batting average of 0.550 (11 hits in 20 at-bats) in 8 games, was selected as the MVP of the tournament. Coach Jeong said, “(Baek) Jun-seo injured his wrist while sliding in the quarterfinals, so it’s not easy to hit properly. I will grow well,” he said, thanking him. On the other hand, he expressed apologetic feelings toward third-year pitchers Ahn Jung-ho and Yoo Jae-dong, who were not given many opportunities.
Head coach Jeong Yun-jin worked with Gangneung High School coach Choi Jae-ho for seven years as a coach and command tower at Deoksu High School. Coach Jeong said, “I felt that Gangneung High School’s potential was great. The starting pitcher (Gangneung High School freshman, right-hander Park Ji-hoon, 7 innings, 2 runs) was a player who was completely unprepared. It was a secret weapon,” he said. “The ball was really good. I was taken aback. He will become a very big player in the future.” He added, “Even though we won, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Gangneung High School players who played a great game.”