Kiwoom Heroes infielder Lee Won-seok started laughing again.
In the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League match against the Hanwha Eagles held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 17th, Lee Won-seok recorded 1 hit, 3 RBIs and 1 walk, including a timely wedge in the 8th inning, leading the team to a 9-6 reversal victory. Kiwoom kept 7th place without a game difference to 8th place kt.스포츠토토
In this game, Lee Won-seok scored an RBI sacrifice fly against Yun Dae-kyung in the top of the 7th inning, 1 out 1st and 3rd base, after being chased 4-3, and ran away 5-3. Kiwoom scored 3 runs at the end of the 7th inning and overturned to 5-6, but at the beginning of the 8th inning Lee Jung-hoo and Lee Hyeong-jong succeeded in turning the score 7-6 with two consecutive pushing balls.
Lee Won-seok pulled the pitcher Park Sang-won’s pitch high in the ensuing 2nd run with bases loaded and hit 2 RBIs in a timely manner, putting a wedge in the team’s 9-6 victory. On this day, Lee Won-seok recorded his first multi-RBI after transferring to Kiwoom by trade on April 27th. After the game, he told Lee Won-seok about his record, and he smiled bitterly, saying, “It’s been really bad.”
Before the trade, Lee Won-seok appeared in 19 games of the season and recorded a batting average of 0.362, ranking 4th in the league batting average. Kiwoom, who needed an offensive right-handed hitter, gave away reliever Kim Tae-hoon and brought in Lee Won-seok. However, the monthly batting average in May was 0.158, suffering a serious slump. Both Kiwoom and Lee Won-seok were embarrassed. Still, this month, he is recovering with a batting average of 0.317 in 13 games. He recorded 4 RBIs in 25 games in May, and he raised 3 RBIs on this day alone.
Lee Won-seok said, “Since last month, I’ve been feeling sorry for not being as good as the team expected. Baseball is going well, but suddenly it doesn’t. I hope to see a good performance,” he said of his victory.
Regarding the situation with two RBIs and timely hits in the 8th inning, he said, “In all at-bats (5th inning), I was struck out at full base.
He went through a lot of hardships in the meantime, but he is a senior who smiles well in front of his juniors without showing any signs of hardship. Lee Won-seok said, “It was difficult because I didn’t get good grades, but I thought I’d go out to the baseball field and enjoy it. Now there are not many days left to play baseball. It’s less than the days I’ve been doing.
Kiwoom recently jumped to 7th after dropping to 9th. It is 4 games behind 5th place Doosan and 1.5 games away from 6th place KIA. Lee Won-seok was confident, “All the pitchers are throwing hard and well, and (Lee) Jeong-hoo has also been alive since last month. I believe that bad batters will rise within a few games if they survive. I don’t think Kiwoom is a team that can easily collapse.” .
Lastly, Lee Won-seok said, “I’m sorry to the fans for not having good results for over a month. Since I came to the team, the team and the fans have expected something. There are still many games left, so I will work harder to meet expectations.” I made up my mind.