0:4 → 5:4 ‘Ending’ come-from-behind victory…Director Lee Kang-chul said, “I won the 2nd inning thanks to Kim Min + Hong Hyun Bin’s finishing.”

At a home game against the Samsung Lions of the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Sunday, the KT Wiz won a come-from-behind 5-4 victory with a walk-off victory in the bottom of the ninth inning. It has won two consecutive games.퀸알바

Hong garnered his first career walk-off hit with a triple since his professional debut. He replaced Oh and faced to bat with runners at the first and third bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, when his team was losing 3-4. He garnered a timely three-base hit against Samsung’s closer Oh Seung-hwan. It was the moment that determined his team’s 5-4 win. He finished the game with one hit and two RBIs in one at-bats.

Kim Sang-soo had one hit and two RBIs from three times at bat, Kang Baek-ho had one hit (one homer) and Hwang Jae-gyun had one hit from four times at bat, etc. Kim Sang-soo made the game 2-4, while Kang hit a solo home run that made it 3-4. Hwang opened the door to attack with a double as the lead-off batter in the bottom of the ninth inning.

On the mound, starting pitcher Joey Hyun allowed six hits (two homers) in three ⅓ with no outs and three strikeouts and 43 pitches. Lee Chae-ho allowed no runs in the first ⅓ of the ⅓, Sung Jae-hun allowed one run in the second inning, Soju gave no runs in the first inning, and Kim Min gave no runs in the second inning. The winning pitcher is Kim Min.

KT, which was lagging behind 0-4 until the sixth inning, turned the game around by accumulating runs in succession in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Oh Jae-il drew a walk against Samsung relief pitcher Lee Seung-hyun (right-hander) after a close game of 10 pitches. After Moon Sang-cheol had a hit to the left, Hwang Jae-gyun got on base due to third baseman Kim Young-woong’s error in catching a pitch. With the bases loaded with no outs, Kim Sang-soo produced a timely two-run single to the right-center field. KT followed with 2-4.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, leadoff hitter Kang Baek-ho hit Samsung’s Kim Tae-hoon’s fourth pitch, a fastball of 144 km/h. He roared with a solo home run over the left wall with a flying distance of 125 meters. He tied the game 3-4 with his 21st homerun of this season.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Oh Seung-hwan appeared on the Samsung mound. Hwang Jae-gyun, the leadoff hitter, started the scoring position with a double to the left field. Kim Sang-soo’s sacrifice bunt gave a runner on the third base with one out. Oh Yoon-seok’s pinch hitter Kang Hyun-woo got a walk, leading to a runner on the first and third bases with one out. Subsequently, Hong hit a timely three-base hit with two RBIs, targeting Oh’s first pitch and slider. He called in all the runners to complete the finishing win.

After the game, KT manager Lee Kang-chul said, “Choi Hyun and the bullpen, who started as substitutes, blocked the team well with the least number of runs, laying the groundwork for a come-from-behind victory. I also liked Kim Min’s pitch, which blocked two innings.”

Lee said, “I was able to concentrate well in one chance at the batting line. Kim Sang-soo and Kang Baek-ho’s RBI enabled the team to turn the game around, and Hong Hyun-bin’s walk-off hit followed by Hwang Jae-gyun’s double helped me win.”

Finally, coach Lee said, “Thank you to the players for their hard work and the fans for their enthusiastic support.”

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