Choi Ji-hoon’s come-from-behind hit puts Hanyu Island on the line SSG catches Doosan and runs for 5 consecutive wins

SSG Choi Ji-hoon, the hero of the comeback hit

Professional baseball SSG Landers secured a three-game winning series (at least two wins out of three games) during the week thanks to Choi Ji-hoon’s comeback hit and Hanyu Island’s wedge home run.

SSG won 5-3 in the home game against Doosan Bears in the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League held at SSG Landers Park in Incheon on the 3rd.

SSG, who continued their 5-game winning streak, achieved 7 wins and 3 losses on the season.

Doosan took the lead first with two home runs early in the game.

Doosan’s Heo Gyeong-min walked and went to first base after one out in the first inning, and fourth hitter Kim Jae-hwan, who boasts a hot hitting sense in the early part of the season, hit a two-run home run.

Kim Jae-hwan did not miss Oh Won-seok’s fastball in the middle of the first ball and crossed the right-center fence for his second home run of the season. The flying distance was 125m.

In the second inning, Doosan leadoff hitter Kang Seung-ho hit Oh Won-seok’s slider and sent the ball into the left stands.

It was Kang Seung-ho’s fourth home run of the season, and like Kim Jae-hwan’s in the previous inning, it was a large home run with a distance of 125 meters.

SSG, which was trailing 0-3, did not miss the opponent’s mistake in the 5th inning and brought the game back to square one.

SSG Hanyu Island hits a home run and receives a warm welcome from his teammates.

Leadoff hitter Go Myung-jun’s single and Doosan right fielder Henry Ramos’ catching error gave them a chance to reach second base with no outs, and Lee Ji-young’s ground ball put them on third base with one out.

During Ahn Sang-hyun’s at-bat, Doosan pitcher Kim Dong-ju, who caught a ground ball, tied up the runner on third base and attempted to throw to first base, but lost his balance and fell.

SSG continued to score 1 point with Kim Dong-ju’s wild pitch and 1 point with Park Seong-han’s timely hit in the 1st and 3rd bases with 1 out.

And with 1 out and runners on 1st and 3rd base, when Guillermo Heredia’s ground ball to shortstop, the runner on 3rd base hit home to make it 3-3.

The difference between victory and defeat came in the second half of the game.

SSG sent the runner into scoring position with Ahn Sang-hyun’s sacrifice bunt when leadoff hitter Lee Ji-young reached base in the 7th inning with a single.

With one out and two on second, Choi Ji-hoon hit a timely hit to right-center, bringing home a runner on second base and turning the game around at 4-3.

In the 8th inning, SSG Hanyu Island hit a wedge home run.

Hanyu Island attacked Park Chi-guk’s curve and launched a 120m cannon over the fence.

Han Yu-seom, who had scored 7 RBIs the previous day with a 3-run home run and a grand slam, hit his 5th home run of the season and tied for the league lead in home runs with teammate Choi Jeong.

SSG ended the game with Moon Seung-won as the closer in the 9th inning.

On this day, SSG infielder Kim Seong-hyun became the 67th player in KBO League history to reach 1,500 appearances. 섯다

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