Yongmago Jang Hyeon-seok led the team to the semifinals with 6 innings, 12 strikeouts and 1 run.
Jang Hyun-seok led the team to a 6-4 victory in the 2023 E-Mart Cup high school baseball quarterfinal against Gyeongbuk High School held at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul on the 7th. He came to the mound as a reliever and became the winning pitcher with 12 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings.
In the 3rd inning, when Yongmago was behind토토사이트 0-1, Jang Hyun-seok took the mound. Yongmago’s infield team played forward defense, and Jang Hyun-seok led the first batter to a shortstop ground ball.
The shortstop threw home and drove the runner on third base on a narrow end, but the runner on third base scored on an error by the third baseman who dropped the ball after receiving it from the catcher.
This mistake made it 2-0, and the crisis with one company on second and third bases was repeated. Jang Hyun-seok caught Jeon Mi-re out with a sacrifice fly to left field, making the score 3-0.
After that, Jang Hyun-seok, who finished the third inning without conceding any additional points, showed off his powerful pitching. He had a strikeout parade with over 150km fastballs and curveballs. He struck out 12 with one out in the ninth, including ending with KKK in the sixth.
Shin Ji-hoo, the first batter in the ninth inning, got on base with a walk from a full count. He got the 12th strikeout of the day with a curve on Lee Han-jin at first base. He moved to first base when he reached 89 pitches, but he didn’t finish the game.
He was due to the pitch limit. Jang Hyun-seok, who threw 89 pitches, will not be able to pitch in the semifinals, but he will be able to pitch again if Yongmago advances to the finals.
Jang Hyeon-seok went to first base, and Choi Yeon-soo came up as a relief pitcher. I gave 1 point, but first baseman Jang Hyun-seok caught the first baseman assault ball from the 2nd 1st and 3rd base and stepped on the 1st base to end the game.
Jang Hyun-seok, who is evaluated as the best pitcher among high school pitchers due to his fast pace in the late 150km range, is a strong first-choice candidate in the 2023 KBO rookie draft. His biggest concern is whether he challenges to advance to the major leagues or participates in the KBO League draft.