Although it was a practice game, it was a thrilling shot.
Byun Woo-hyeok, who is starting a new season with the KIA Tigers, tried his hand at a practice match against the WBC national team. On the 20th (Korean time), in a practice game against the WBC national team held at Veteran Memorial Stadium in Keno, Arizona, U.S.A., in the bottom of the 7th inning where the team trailed 4-10, with no runners and no runners, Byeon Woo-hyeok fired a left-handed solo shot against Eui-ri Lee.
Facing his teammate Lee Eui-ri, Byeon Woo-hyuk swung his bat without regret at the fastball driven into the middle in 2B2S. The ball, which stretched far, was easily put into the left stand, enough for the left fielder to give up the chase. In the first practice game against NC Dinos on the 17th, Lee Eui-ri, who recorded no hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and no runs against 5 batters, gave up the first hit and run.
Byun Woo-hyuk, who joined the Hanwha Eagles as the first pick in the 2019 rookie draft, was traded to the KIA Tigers after last season. KIA’s desire to strengthen the corner infield and Hanwha’s need to secure starting resources worked. Through this spring camp, Byun Woo-hyeok is being tested for his possibility of entering the first team. His home run against the national team was enough to catch the attention of KIA coach Kim Jong-guk. 메이저놀이터
Byun Woo-hyuk said after the game, “It’s the first real match in six months, and he has to deal with good pitchers, so he came into the game with the thought of seeing a lot of balls without being greedy.” “I felt like I was being dragged by the opposing pitcher until the third at-bat. After I struck out in the third at-bat, I asked coach Lee Beom-ho for advice in the dugout,” he said. He gave me the advice, ‘Let’s hold it a little further back and hit it,’ and we made good contact from the next at-bat.” Regarding the solo shot, he looked back and said, “It seems that hitting the lost pitch while thinking about coach Lee Beom-ho’s advice led to good results.
Byun Woo-hyuk said, “I still have little practical experience and there are many things I lack, but I am receiving a lot of help from the coaching staff technically and mentally. I will try harder and become a good player with this camp as an opportunity.”