Unfortunately, the Gangneung High School baseball team failed to advance to the finals of the ‘2023 Golden Lion National High School Baseball Championship’.
Gangneung High School, led by coach Choi Jae-ho, lost 1-6 in the semi-final against Busan High School held at Mokdong Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 25th. Gangneung High School, which aimed to advance to the finals of four consecutive national championships, unfortunately ended the tournament on the verge of writing a great record.
Gangneung High School put up freshman right-hander Park Ji-hoon as the starting pitcher that day. Lee Ji-hoo (left fielder) – Jung Jae-woo (2nd baseman) – Lee Chan-seo (shortstop) – Cho Dae-hyeon (DH) – Lee Yul-ye (catcher) – Choi Min-ho (center fielder) – Lee Yong-hyeon (1st baseman) – Park Chae-woon (3rd baseman) – Kim Min-sik (right fielder) ), followed by a lineup. From the beginning of the 1st inning, Gangneung High School had a chance to get 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base, but Cho Dae-hyeon’s well-hit ball was caught by the shortstop’s fly, leading to double play and failing to score.
Gangneung High School was in danger of having the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the first inning, but Park Ji-hoon blocked the follow-up hitter with a shortstop fly and strikeout, allowing no runs. Gangneung High School, which escaped from the crisis, eventually succeeded in scoring the first goal. In the top of the second inning, lead batter Lee Yul-ye hit a triple that exceeded the center fielder’s height, then came home on Choi Min-ho’s sacrifice fly. However, Busan High School immediately turned the game to square one in the bottom of the second inning. In the 2nd and 2nd base, Yeon Jun-won hit a timely hit to tie the game.
Gangneung High School was in a crisis with one out and second and third bases at the end of the third inning. In the end, coach Choi Jae-ho brought out the winning number. Putting ace Cho Dae-hyun on the mound. The third base runner came home with a squeeze bunt by Busan High School, but the batter and the second base runner who ran too far were caught at home, limiting the run to 1 point.
However, Cho Dae-hyun allowed an additional run by giving a timely hit to Yeon Jun-won at the 2nd and 3rd base at the end of the 4th inning. It was Cho Dae-hyun’s first goal in this tournament. The momentum of Busan High School did not know how to stop. He added 1 run in the bottom of the 5th inning and spread the score to 4-1.
Gangneung High School’s batting line, which exploded with 10 points in the quarterfinals, seemed to have cooled down, ending all 4-6 innings with a three-way attack, failing to catch up. Gangneung High School gave up one run each in the bottom of the 7th and 8th innings, and in the last attack in the top of the 9th inning, pinch hitter Jung-hwan knocked out a double and did his best until the end, but eventually knelt down 1:6.
Unfortunately,메이저사이트 they failed to advance to the finals, but through this tournament, Gangneung High School succeeded in advancing to the semi-finals of the national competition for the fourth time in a row, solidifying its reputation as a national powerhouse. Gangneung High School will challenge its first national championship this year at the Blue Dragon National High School Baseball Championship scheduled for July.