KIA Tigers’ Little Jong-beom Kim Do-young (20) launched his sixth home run of the season to lead the team to an eight-run victory.
The KIA Tigers won game one of their 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League doubleheader against the KT Wiz 10-2 on Thursday at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea, the 14th game of the season. Sixth-place KIA swept KT for the second straight day to move within two games of fifth-place SSG. 66 wins, 2 ties and 65 losses on the season.
Second-year player Kim Do-young started at third base and went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs, one walk and two runs scored in the win.
After drawing a walk in the first inning, Kim activated the home run machine in her second at-bat. Kim stepped up and took a 141-kilometer fastball from KT starter Choi Byeol-sung over the left field fence. It was his sixth home run of the season, his first in about three weeks, after hitting one on Sept. 12 against Daegu Samsung Electronics.
Kim didn’t stop there. In the top of the sixth inning with a 5-1 lead, he singled to left and came home again on Socrates Brito’s single to right. Spurred on by Kim Do-young’s RBI single, 온라인카지노KIA scored five runs in the top of the sixth to put the game out of reach.
[OSEN=Suwon, Eun-jung Cho] Game 1 of the doubleheader between KT Wiz and KIA Tigers of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ was held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, on the afternoon of Oct. 4. KIA’s Kim Do-young celebrates after hitting a run-scoring double in the second inning. head coach Kim Jong-guk, who praised Kim’s hitting.
After the game, Kim Do-young said, “It’s good that the team won. I’ve been playing my best every game, and I think that’s why I’m getting good results.”
He also shared the story behind his home run. “My opponent has a good fastball, so I tried to time it right, but I think I hit it right and it became a home run. The headwind was blowing hard, so when I hit it, I thought it was going to be caught.”
[OSEN=Suwon, Eun-jung Cho] On the afternoon of the 4th, the first game of the doubleheader between the KT Wiz and the KIA Tigers of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ was held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.In the second inning, KIA’s Kim Do-young, first baseman, circles the bases after hitting a run-scoring two-run home run
Despite the loss of key batsmen Na Sung-bum and Choi Hyung-woo to injury, KIA is keeping its hopes alive for fall baseball with the help of its existing players.
Kim Do-young said, “I think injuries can happen at any time during the season. It’s unfortunate that we lost our main player, but I think it’s a part of the season and I’m focusing more on what I need to do in the team. I also feel the responsibility as a starter,” he said, showing his mature mindset.
Kim continued, “The team is still fighting for positions and I will not give up until the end. I think we will have a good result because all the players are playing their best. We will try our best to win the second game as well,” he said, showing a strong will to sweep the doubleheader.