‘150km’ fireballer Jang Hyun-seok, 12K power struggle in 6 innings… lead the semifinals

Yongmago Jang Hyeon-seok led the team to the semifinals with 6 innings, 12 strikeouts and 1 run.

Jang Hyun-seok led the team to a 6-4 victory in the 2023 E-Mart Cup high school baseball quarterfinal against Gyeongbuk High School held at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul on the 7th. He came to the mound as a reliever and became the winning pitcher with 12 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings.

In the 3rd inning, when Yongmago was behind 0-1, Jang Hyun-seok took the mound. Yongmago’s infield team played forward defense, and Jang Hyun-seok led the first batter to a shortstop ground ball.

The shortstop threw home and drove the runner on third base on a chokehold, but the runner on third base scored on an error by the third baseman receiving the ball from the catcher and dropping it.

This mistake made it 2-0, and the crisis with one company on second and third bases was repeated. Jang Hyun-seok caught Jeon Mi-re out with a sacrifice fly to left field, making the score 3-0.

After that, Jang Hyun-seok, who finished the third inning without conceding any additional points, showed off his powerful pitching. He had a strikeout parade with over 150km fastballs and curveballs. He struck out 12 with one out in the ninth, including ending with KKK in the sixth.

Shin Ji-hoo, the first batter in the ninth inning, got on base with a walk from a full count. He got the 12th strikeout of the day with a curve on Lee Han-jin at first base. He moved to first base when the number of pitches reached 89, and was unable to finish the game.

It was because of the pitch limit. Jang Hyun-seok, who threw 89 pitches, will not be able to pitch in the semifinals, but he will be able to pitch again if Yongmago advances to the finals. 메이저놀이터

Jang Hyeon-seok went to first base, and Choi Yeon-soo came up as a relief pitcher. I gave 1 point, but first baseman Jang Hyun-seok caught the first baseman assault ball from the 2nd 1st and 3rd base and stepped on the 1st base to end the game.

Jang Hyun-seok, who is evaluated as the best pitcher among high school pitchers due to his fast pace in the late 150km range, is a strong first-choice candidate in the 2023 KBO rookie draft. The biggest concern is whether to try to advance to the major leagues or participate in the KBO league draft. 

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