The ‘Moon-Gim Showdown’ in the second year of pro debut… Moon Dong-ju defeats Kim Do-young by decision
Two years after their professional debuts, Moon Dong-ju (19-Hanwha Eagles) and Kim Do-young (19-KIA Tigers) met in a two-hitter, with Moon taking the decision victory.
Hanwha and Kia played their regular season opener on June 6 at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju.
Moon Dong-joo took the mound for Hanwha, while Kim Do-young started at third base for Kia.
Moon Dong-ju from Jinheung High School in Gwangju and Kim Do-young from Dongseong High School in Gwangju were selected side-by-side in the 2022 KBO Draft, which was held under the regional tie system.
At the time, Kim donned a KIA uniform in the first round, while Moon Dong-ju, who slipped to the second round, was selected first overall by Hanwha.
It wasn’t until the second half of this season, in their second year as professionals, that the two players met.
The first came in the bottom of the first inning. Two batters later, Kim Do-young came up to bat on a three-pitch, two-strike count and took a 130-kilometer fastball from Moon Dong-joo. However, the ball went straight at Hanwha shortstop Ha Ju-seok and the out was recorded.
Moon had the last laugh when the two met again in the bottom of the fourth inning with Kia trailing 1-2. Kim Do-young, who led off with a single, was retired on three pitches with a fly to right field.
In their third meeting in the bottom of the sixth inning, trailing 2-4, Kim laughed. He batted leadoff and drew a full-count walk.
The encounter was cut short when Moon Dong-ju was removed from the game midway through the sixth inning.토토사이트
Moon left the mound after giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits in 5⅓ innings. With a 4-2 lead, he was the winning pitcher.