The World Baseball Classic national team won the first evaluation game against NC with a hot blow. However, it seems that it takes more time for pitchers to adapt to the official ball.
This is Reporter Yoo Byung-min from the United States.
The batting line of the national team showed off a hot hitting feeling from the first match.
Kang Baek-ho, struggling with injury and sluggish performance last year, recorded multiple hits, including a large two-run home run that went over the right wall in the second inning, and in the third inning, third baseman Choi Jeong drew a left-handed solo arch.
Including multiple hits by Park Byeong-ho and Park Hae-min, the national team scored 8 runs with 14 hits in 7 innings. 안전놀이터
[Choi Jeong/WBC national team infielder: Everyone said they were a little unwell during practice (but) it seems that everyone was abusive. I was a little surprised that the game played better than I thought.]
The national team, which won a pleasant victory with a hot hit, also left the task of adapting the mound’s official ball.
Seven pitchers, from starter Kim Gwang-hyun to finisher Ko Woo-seok, were in charge of each inning, and they shook as they sent out runners every inning, especially struggling with breaking balls.
[Lee Kang-cheol/WBC national team coach: They say that the ball falls out of the hand a lot in the slider system. You will have to adapt and overcome, so I gave you all the balls and told you to carry them one by one.]
Scouts from eight major league teams flocked to the stadium to closely observe Lee Jung-hoo, who announced that they would advance to the big leagues, and fastball pitchers Jung Woo-young and Ko Woo-seok.