The 2023 spring camp of the Hanwha Eagles has ended. On the 9th, the Hinhwa team will return to Korea after completing training sessions in Arizona, USA and Okinawa, Japan.
On the 8th, Hanwha earned a 3-3 draw against the Samsung Lions in the last practice match held at Kochi Stadium in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
According to the result of the game, Hanwha ended the camp practice game with a record of 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.
It was a game with a lot of harvest until the last day.
Foreign pitcher Birch Smith started and pitched 2⅓ innings, striking out 1 and not allowing a run. After recording two scoreless innings against SSG Landers on the 3rd, he continued his stable pitching. He topped 154 km.
Director Carlos Subero also experimented with several things. It was a story for new players.
First, they decided to appoint rookie beast Moon Hyun-bin as the center fielder. Moon Hyun-bin’s position is infield. Nonetheless, he experimented with putting him out in the outfield during his last game.
Coach Subero explained the background of the appointment, “Based on Moon Hyun-bin’s high school outfield experience, he was appointed as a reference for positional flexibility on the professional stage. To check his defensive ability, Moon Hyun-bin has been training center fielder little by little since the Arizona camp.”
In the game that day, the batted ball went toward Moon Hyun-bin. In the first inning, the ball hit by Lee Jae-hyun from first base went to the middle right. Moon Hyun-bin ran quickly and caught it. In the ensuing first out and second base, Kim Dong-yeop’s batted ball headed for the outfield, and Moon Hyun-bin caught it. It is Moon Hyun-bin who caught two batted balls in just one inning.
Moon Hyun-bin’s center field defense continued. In the top of the 4th inning, Kim Dong-yeop’s batted ball from 2nd out headed towards the center of the outfield again. Hyunbin Moon handled it. At the beginning of the 6th inning when the score was 3-3, Kim Dong-yeop and Gong Min-gyu sent the ball to the center fielder in succession. Moon Hyun-bin caught it.
Scenes that should be played as a center fielder, such as fence play or home throwing, did not come out. Because he was not in the main position, he seemed less stable than the existing center fielder.
And rookie pitcher Kim Seo-hyun was also given a new mission. It was on the mound in the 9th inning against 3-3. It is a finishing role. 메이저놀이터
Kim Seo-hyun, who had her first real match in a practice game against SSG on the 3rd, left an impressive appearance by fighting hard with 1 hit and no runs in 1 inning. His highest speed was 153 km.
This time, I came out with a closer and blocked it well. Kim Seo-hyun, who caught lead batter Kim Dong-yeop with a fly out to left field, defeated Gong Min-gyu with a second baseman grounder, and Kim Heon-gon was also treated as a second baseman grounder, completing the mission.
He threw 12 pitches and threw eight four-seam fastballs, two curveballs, one forkball, and one two-seam fastball. His best speed was 155km, and he sprayed a powerful ball.
In this way, the players completed well without any mistakes in various experiments.
Coach Subero praised the players, saying, “Thank you to the players for following the tough schedule and training well. Let’s do better in line with the regular season.” It was good to see a fierce competition in the position established.”