Kiwoom defeated the Hanwha Eagles 9-6 in a tightly contested game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Sunday at Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park. Kiwoom (28W2D35L) remained in seventh place, while Hanwha (24W4D34L) 메이저놀이터 had its two-game winning streak halted. They also failed to escape last place.
Kiwoom, which blew a chance to put runners on first and second in the second inning, took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third on Lim Ji-yeol and Kim Jun-wan’s singles and Kim Hye-sung’s groundout. In the top of the fourth, Lee Ji-young led off with a double down the left field line and Kim Hui-jip followed with a two-run home run to left field to make it 3-0.
After Han Hwa walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth, Kim had the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth. Kim Hye-sung’s single, Lee Jung-hoo’s walk and Lee Hyung-jong’s hit-by-pitch loaded the bases for Kiwoom, who scored a run on Song Sung-moon’s push ball with two outs.
In the bottom of the fifth, Hanwha put runners on first and second with a single by Park Sang-un, a walk by Jung Eun-won, and a groundout by Kim Tae-yeon. Noh Si-hwan hit a three-run home run to left field off Ha Young-min to make it 3-4 in the bottom of the inning, but Hanwha squandered a bases-loaded opportunity in the bottom of the sixth.
Kiwoom stole second base in the top of the seventh inning after Kim Hye-sung walked. Lee Hyung-jong’s infield single put runners on first and third before Lee Won-seok hit a sacrifice fly to right field to make it 5-3.
In the bottom of the seventh, Hanwha fought back. After back-to-back singles by Jung Eun-won and Kim Tae-yeon, Noh Si-hwan singled to center. Chae Eun-sung followed with a single to left-center to tie the game at 5-5. Moon Hyun-bin followed with an RBI single to put runners on first and third.
Kiwoom regained the lead in the top of the eighth when Kim Hwijip singled and Lim Ji-yeol and Kim Hye-sung walked to load the bases before Lee Jung-hoo and Lee Hyung-jong hit back-to-back pinch-hit balls to make it 7-6. Lee Won-seok followed with an RBI double to make it 9-6.
The matchup of hard-throwing starters ended early. Kiwoom’s Jang Jae-young pitched 3 1/3 innings of four-hit ball with four strikeouts and no walks, while Han 오래된토토사이트 Seung-hyuk finished with three innings of three-hit ball with one walk and one run. Both teams used a total of 14 pitchers in the game.
Kiwoom was led by Kim Hui-jip with two hits (one home run) and two RBIs, Lee Won-seok with one hit and three RBIs, and Kim Hye-seong with one hit and three RBIs. Hanwha was led by Noh Si-hwan with three hits (one home run), four RBIs and two runs scored.