‘Sneak serpent made by a checker’ KIA rookie Yoon Young-cheol, Lotte 10th consecutive win stop

Yun Young-chul (19) stopped his opponent from winning 10 consecutive wins with a snarl-like appearance that was not like a rookie. 

The KIA Tigers won 10-2 against the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 4th.

Yoon Young-cheol, born in 2004, graduated from Chungam High School last year and is a rookie wearing a KIA uniform with the overall number 2 in 안전놀이터 the 1st round of the 2023 draft. He is a much-anticipated prospect with a knife-like pitch that cuts through the border line. 

Yoon Young-chul gave the team victory with a good pitching against Lotte that day with 5 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings. Considering that the opponent was Lotte, who had won 9 consecutive wins, and that the opposing pitcher was also their ace, Kyun-an Na, the value of the victory was greater. 

Yoon Young-cheol’s pitching on this day was like a snarl, as he always showed. His ability to steal timing from hitters was formidable. He poked here and there, changed the speed, and threw hitters into frustration. 

Yoon Young-chul even showed a check on this day. He caught the last out count in the top of the 5th inning, which meets the winning pitcher requirements, as a checker. Yoon Young-cheol, who was paying attention to the movement of first base runner Min-seok Kim, waited calmly and threw to first base. 

It is not easy for a rookie in his first season on the professional stage to tie up runners while paying attention to pitching. However, the sneering serpent, Yoon Yeong-chul, did it all. This calm appearance is the reason why he looks forward to the future even if he puts his skills aside. 

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