Seo Joon-won 7 runs shaken…’7 home runs’ Geelong Korea 7-16 defeat
Geelong Korea collapsed after 7 home runs.
Geelong Korea lost 7-16 in the 2022-2023 Australian Professional Baseball (ABL) Auckland Tuatara match held at the Geelong Baseball Center in Victoria, Australia on the 12th (Korean time). Geelong recorded their 20th loss (12 wins) of the season. Starting pitcher Seo Jun-won was sluggish with 7 hits (2 homers) and 7 runs (5 earned runs) in 5 innings.
The game between the two teams was tight until the 5th inning. Geelong gave up 2 points first due to an error by center fielder Kim Min-seok in a crisis with 2 out on 1st and 2nd base in the beginning of the 1st inning. In the top of the second inning, Seo Jun-won allowed a solo home run to Jason Matthews, leading to a 0-3 lead. At the end of the second inning, lead batter Song Chan’s home run (1 point), Kim Joo-sung’s double, and Lee Jin-young’s batted ball overlapped with an opponent’s mistake, leading Geelong to one point. In the beginning of the 4th inning, lead batter Song Chan-eui once again scored a solo shot in consecutive hits, bringing the game to a 3-3 scoreline.
Seo Jun-won, who had been fighting hard with 3 runs (1 earned run) until the 5th inning, was shaken sharply in the 6th inning. After causing the crisis with a bases loaded safely with a hit-a ball-hit that fits the body, he allowed a home run with the bases loaded, and the score quickly widened to 3-7. Yoo Ji-seong, who took over the mound, seemed to be overcoming the crisis with two outs, but after sending a runner out with a hit, he hit a two-run home run and the score widened to 3-9, 6 points.
Geelong, which started a counterattack, pursued one point at the end of the 6th inning with Kim Joo-sung and Kwon Kwang-min’s double steal from 1 out and 1st and 3rd base. After Kim Seo-jin went on base with a walk, Cho Hyung-woo hit the first home run (3 runs) in the Australian league at 2nd 1st and 2nd base and chased 7-9. 안전놀이터
But the chase ended there. At the end of the 7th inning, Yoo Ji-seong made the bases loaded crisis with two hit balls and a walk. After Yang Gyeong-mo, who took over the baton, gave up 1 point on a sacrifice fly, he allowed 3 homers in a row (3 points – 1 point – 1 point) and the score widened to 7-15 in an instant. Geelong lost the game 7-16 in the top of the ninth inning when Choi Jeong-wook allowed a solo home run.
Geelong was sorry for the sluggish pitching staff. Seo Jun-won (5 innings, 2 home runs, 7 runs), Yoo Ji-seong (1 1/3 innings, 1 home run, 5 runs), Yang Kyung-mo (3 innings, 3 home runs, 3 runs), and Choi Jeong-wook (1 inning, 1 home run, 1 run), four pitchers all recorded home runs and runs. did. The fourth pitcher, Baek Dong-woon (1⅓ innings scoreless), was the only one who did not give up a run. Song Chan-eui (2 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 homers, 2 RBIs) and Cho Hyung-woo (2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 homer, 3 RBIs) fought hard in the other lineup.