‘Baseball Genius’ Lee Jeong-hoo led Kiwoom to an 11-1 victory by hitting two hits in the match against Doosan in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 10th.
Lee Jung-hoo,메이저놀이터 who ranked first in batting average in 2021 and 2022, fell into the site due to a correction in his batting form after the opening of this season. Lee Jung-hoo, who had a batting average in the early 20% before the game, said after the game, “I thought I had a lot of thoughts while at bat, so I played the game empty of my thoughts.”
Lee Jung-hoo appeared as the designated hitter and recorded 2 hits, 1 walk, 2 RBIs and 2 runs in 4 at-bats. In his first at-bat in the top of the first inning, he struck out with a swing, and in the third inning, his second at-bat, he retired with a ground ball to second baseman.
Lee Jung-hoo, who reported the first hit with a right-handed hit in the top of the 6th inning, hit a timely hit in the middle of the 7th inning, which was the place of victory, passing the side of the second baseman. He reached base with one out and a walk on first base in the eighth inning.
With an 11-1 victory, Kiwoom escaped its 5th consecutive loss. Kiwoom Lee Jung-hoo gave high fives to his teammates and then bowed his head to thank the fans.
Lee Jung-hoo greeted the fans by bowing his head more than 120 degrees instead of 90 degrees. The seniors Lee Ji-young and Kim Min-seong, who were next to them, also tilted their heads and looked at Lee Jung-hoo.
Lee Jung-hoo said to his colleagues and fans who supported him, “I felt sorry, but I am saying that I will show a good image in the future. I want to promise that I will show a good image if you wait a little longer” and left the stadium.
▲Team seniors Lee Ji-young and Lee Won-seok tilt their faces at Lee Jung-hoo’s greeting.
▲Lee Jung-hoo led the team to victory with multiple hits.
▲Coach Hong Won-ki is giving a high-five to “Captain” Jung-hoo Lee after winning 11-1.
Coach Hong Won-ki said of Lee Jung-hoo before the game, “Lee Jung-hoo has the ability to get through on his own. He needs time to cope and he is waiting.”
On the other hand, Kiwoom starter Choi Won-tae recorded 1 point in 6 innings and became the winning pitcher.