Lotte laughed at the end of an extended bloody battle.
Lotte beat NC 3-2 in an away game held at Changwon NC Park on the 21st.
The starting lineup consisted of right fielder Ahn Kwon-soo, first baseman Ko Seung-min, left fielder Jeon Jun-woo, designated hitter Jack Rex, second baseman An Chi-hong, shortstop Roh Jin-hyeok, third baseman Han Dong-hee, catcher Yoo Kang-nam, and center fielder Kim Min-seok.
The NC batting order consisted of second baseman Park Min-woo, center fielder Chun Jae-hwan, designated hitter Park Kun-woo, right fielder Son Ah-seop, left fielder Kim Seong-wook, first baseman Oh Young-soo, third baseman Do Tae-hoon, catcher Ahn Joong-yeol, and shortstop Kim Joo-won.
In the first inning, NC had a chance to load bases with consecutive hits by Park Min-woo and Cheon Jae-hwan, and a walk by Park Gun-woo. When Son A-seop grounded to second base, third base runner Park Min-woo was home. In the third inning, lead batter Cheon Jae-hwan went to the base with a double in left-center. Park Kun-Woo stepped back with a fly in right field, but Cheon Jae-Hwan settled down at third base in the meantime. One out and third baseman Son A-seop added one more point with a sacrifice fly to left field.
In the 8th inning with no bases loaded, Lotte only scored 1 point due to Koh Seung-min’s double hit by the second baseman. With one out and third base in the 9th inning, Han Dong-hee’s sacrifice fly to center fielder made the score 2-2.
After 2 outs in the 10th inning of overtime, Lotte took the opportunity to first and third base with a walk by pinch hitter Jeong Hoon and a heavy hit by Jeon Jun-woo. Jung-hoon, who was on third base, stepped on the groove due to a wild throw from the opponent.
Lotte starter Na Kyun-an pitched 7 innings, 3 hits, 3 walks, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs. He came down the mound from the crisis of defeat, but ended with a no-decision as the score was tied 2-2 in the 8th inning. Kim Won-joong, who came out as the third pitcher in the 9th inning, cleared the first inning and became the winning pitcher. Yoo Kang-nam completed a 3-hit game and Jeon Jun-woo achieved a multi-hit game. 스포츠토토
NC starter Koo Chang-mo met the requirements for the first win of the season with 6 scoreless innings (4 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts), but swallowed regret as the fighting team collapsed. Left-hander Kim Yeong-gyu, who pitched in the 10th inning, suffered a yoke of defeat.