‘Socrates + Choi Hyeong-woo home run → Go Jong-wook’s end guitar’ KIA defeats Doosan 7-6 at the end of a bloody battle.
The KIA Tigers overpowered the Doosan Bears with Socrates Brito, Choi Hyung-woo’s home run, and Ko Jong-wook’s finishing hit.
KIA won 7-6 in the home game against Doosan in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 8th. With this victory, KIA became 2-2 and took revenge for the 1-4 loss the previous day. On the other hand, Doosan recorded 4 wins and 3 losses and failed to win 3 in a row.
KIA recorded its first home run of the season with Socrates 안전놀이터and Choi Hyung-woo each hitting two-run homers. In addition, Kim Gyu-seong contributed to the team’s victory by swinging 4 at-bats, 3 hits and 1 RBI.
For Doosan, Kim Jae-hwan hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, and Song Seung-hwan, who was registered in the first team that day, played an active role with 2 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats, but was unable to make a connection with Seungri.
KIA succeeded in overpowering the team with a hot home run. In the bottom of the first inning, Lee Chang-jin scored a heavy hit, and Socrates kicked up starter Choi Won-joon’s 136km/h fastball and hit a two-run home run that went over the middle wall.
Doosan turned the game to the starting point in the top of the 4th inning. Yang Eui-ji and Yang Seok-hwan went on base with consecutive walks, and Song Seung-hwan struck a timely hit in pursuit. Successive 1st and 2nd base chances. This time, Jang Seung-hyun scored a single RBI hit.
In the top of the 5th inning, Doosan turned the table over. Kang Seung-ho’s left-handed hit and Kim Jae-hwan’s left-handed double created a chance for second and third base safely, and Yang Eui-ji hit a timely hit in the middle. Yang Seok-hwan then hit the ball in the center field, and third base runner Kim Jae-hwan stepped home.
However, KIA regained the lead. In the bottom of the 5th inning, Park Chan-ho hit infield and Lee Chang-jin hit left-handed, making first and third base safe, and Socrates scored an RBI on a sacrifice fly. KIA, which caught up with a one-point lead, started the cannon again. Hyung-Woo Choi hit Won-Jun Choi’s 135km/h fastball and drew a two-run arch that went over the right-middle fence.
At the end of the 6th inning, KIA widened the gap. After lead hitter Kim Ho-ryeong hit an infield hit, Joo Hyo-sang succeeded in a sacrifice bunt. In the first out and second base chance, Kim Gyu-seong hit a heavy hit, and second base runner Kim Ho-ryeong scored.