KT Wiz rookie Ryu Hyeon-in played a big role in front of Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop, who had a relationship with a teacher.
Ryu Hyun-in started as second baseman in No. 8 in the 2023 KBO League Doosan and demonstration game held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 21st and recorded 2 hits in 4 at-bats.
Hyun-in Ryu and coach Seung-yeop Lee exchanged greetings before the demonstration game the day before (20th). Instead of starting, Ryu Hyun-in took a pinch hit in the bottom of the 8th inning and made an infield hit.메이저놀이터
This day was a starting business trip. Coach Kang-Cheol Lee explained the background of the selection, “We send Hyun-in Ryu and Min-seok Son as second baseman and shortstop respectively. Since it is an exhibition match, we will send them out to watch.”
Hyun-in Ryu made a clear mark in both offense and defense.
He hit a heavy hit against Doosan starter Won-jun Choi in his first at-bat with 2 out in the bottom of the 2nd inning.
Hyun-in Ryu came out as the lead batter at the end of the 5th inning and withdrew with a fly ball in right field, but his batting quality was not bad. And in the bottom of the 7th inning when the team was trailing 1-5, he came out as the first batter again. He attacked the second pitch of the changed pitcher Lee Seung-jin and pulled out a heavy hit. This is the moment when the multi-hit was completed.
SBS Sports commentator Kim Tae-hyung, who was in charge of the broadcast that day, praised, “I hit the center of the bat in the first two at-bats.”
He was also good at defense. In the top of the 1st inning, the first hitter, Soo-bin Jung, calmly caught an infield grounder and made the first count. In the second inning, Yang Seok-hwan’s well-hit ball turned into a straight hit.
The white rice was the 7th episode. Leading batter Kim Dae-han hit a triple and went out. At this time, the KT infield went forward defense. After catching Yang Seok-hwan with a pitcher grounder, he induced Kim In-tae to a second baseman grounder. At this time, second baseman Ryu Hyun-in caught the ball and threw it home without delay. With an accurate throw, he caught third base runner Kim Dae-han at home. Heo Gyeong-min’s fly ball was also handled by Hyun-in Ryu, ending the inning without conceding a run.
After the game, Ryu Hyun-in said, “During the demonstration game, I focused on the timing of the batting. In today’s game, I focused on not being late, so I think there was a good result in hitting. It was a demonstration game, but I started for the first time wearing a uniform in Suwon. I have a new feeling. I will prepare my body so that I can stably defend and get on base in the future.”