SSG Landers escaped from a 4-game losing streak by beating the KT Wiz with Choi Jeong-ui’s 3 hits and 3 RBIs.
SSG won 8-5 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League away game against KT held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 20th.
SSG, who suffered 4 consecutive losses from Munhak NC Dinos on the 15th to KT on the 19th, escaped from the crisis of 5 consecutive losses. SSG maintained the top spot with a record of 9 wins and 6 losses throughout the season.
On the other hand, KT, who failed to win 4 in a row, became 7 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses.
For SSG, starter Song Young-jin withdrew with 2 hits and 6 walks in 3 innings and 3 runs (2 earned) in 3 innings, but Choi Min-joon endured with 2 scoreless innings, and Roh Kyung-eun, Lee Ro-un and Seo Jin-yong opened the back door one after another.
In the other lineup, Choi Jeong played a big role with 3 hits, 3 RBIs and 1 run in 5 at-bats. Kim Kang-min, who had a long-awaited opportunity to start, contributed to the victory with 2 hits, 1 home run and 2 walks in 2 at-bats.
KT starter Wes Benjamin suffered the first loss of the season by allowing 8 hits and 6 runs in 6 innings.
The first priority was SSG’s share.
In the top of the 3rd inning, lead hitter Kim Seong-hyun hit a double, and Kim Min-sik sacrificed bunt to make it 1 out and 3 base, and Kim Seong-hyun stepped home when Choo Shin-soo grounded to second base.
KT immediately succeeded in counterattacking at the end of the third inning. After leading batter Kim Min-hyeok hit a double, Kang Baek-ho was caught on a rundown when the pitcher grounded and was out, but Kang Baek-ho took advantage of this gap and dug into the second base. 스포츠토토
Afterwards, Anthony Alford and Park Byung-ho’s consecutive walks brought the bases to one out, and Park Sung-han fumbled Jang Seong-woo’s shortstop grounder, and Kang Baek-ho, who was on third base, succeeded in scoring.
In the ensuing 1st run with bases loaded, Park Kyung-soo stopped at a shallow outfield fly ball, but Shin Bong-gi picked a push-off walk and KT succeeded in reversing.