Geelong Korea overcame the aftermath of coach Lee Byeong-gyu’s exit and won the match after a close game in extra time.
Geelong Korea, led by coach Lee Byeong-gyu, won the 2022-2023 Australian Professional Baseball (ABL) 8th round Perth Heat at the Perth Empire Ballpark, Australia on the 8th (hereinafter Korean time) in the last game of a four-game series against the Perth Heat, coming from behind to win 8-5. Coach Lee Byeong-gyu appealed to the judges in the 7th inning and was ejected, but Kim Tae-yeon led the team to victory by hitting a tying home run in the 8th inning and then the winning run in the 10th inning.
Geelong, who recently broke a three-game losing streak, marked the season with 12 wins and 19 losses. The 12 wins is Geelong’s most wins in a single season.
Geelong started the starting lineup in the order of Kim Min-seok (1st baseman) Lee Jin-young (center fielder) Kim Tae-yeon (2nd baseman) Ha Jae-hoon (designated hitter) Kwon Kwang-min (left fielder) Park Chan-hyeok (right fielder) Seo Ho-cheol (shortstop) Kim Ki-yeon (catcher) Kim Seo-jin (3rd baseman). Starting pitcher Lee Tae-gyu.
Geelong scored the first run in the second inning. Against Perth starter Warwick Saupold, who played for Hanwha in the KBO League in 2019-2020, Ha Jae-hoon’s walk and Park Chan-hyuk’s hit made 1 company 1st and 2nd base, and Ho-cheol Seo’s heavy hit hit 1 point in advance. In the defense in the second inning that soon followed, starting pitcher Lee Tae-gyu gave up a score with four walks, but did not concede a large number of runs.
In a 1-1 match, Geelong took the lead again in the 6th inning. Kwang-Min Kwon scored a right-handed hit to Saupold to take a 2-1 lead in the 2 out 1st and 2nd base chance created by Lee Jin-young and Kim Tae-yeon’s consecutive hits. 토토사이트
However, in the 7th inning, the referee’s decision was reversed. Left-hander Ji-Min Choi, who came up in the 7th inning, gave up a straight walk to Josh Reddick from 2nd out and 1st base. Choi Ji-min was shaken as referee Michael Penn judged the ball to be a ball as it entered the zone. Then, the next batter, Ulrich Bozarski, came up to the balk in the at-bat. There was a stop motion, but Choi Ji-min was excited by the referee’s sudden balk decision. Geelong coach Lee Byung-gyu was also sent off for appealing to the referee.
In the ensuing 2nd, 2nd and 3rd bases, Choi Ji-min was hit by Bojarski with 2 RBIs left at the right time. Choi Ji-min, who was again judged to be balked at 2nd and 1st base, finished the 7th inning with difficulty without conceding any additional runs.
However, Geelong tied the game 3-3 with Kim Tae-yeon’s left-center solo home run in the 8th inning. In the 10th inning of overtime, the final stroke came out in a match with 1st and 2nd base. This time, it was Kim Taeyeon. With a hit in front of the right fielder, runner Kim Min-seok from second base was brought home, and runner Jin-young Lee from first base took advantage of the opponent’s error and ran away with 5-3. Kim Tae-yeon was active with 3 hits and 2 RBIs in 5 at-bats.
Kwang-Min Kwon’s 1-RBI double hit the center fielder’s height, and Ho-Cheol Seo’s two-run home run in the left center hit a wedge. Big innings with 5 runs only in the 10th inning. Seo Ho-cheol played an active role with 3 hits and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats, and Kwon Kwang-min played an active role with 2 hits and 2 RBIs in 5 at-bats. Left-handed pitcher Kim Tae-hyun won with no hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and no run in 2 innings in the 8th and 9th innings. Yoo Ji-seong, who came up in the 10th inning, gave up 2 points, but finished the game without conceding any additional runs.