Seung-min Koh reverse + 6 points big innings’ Lotte, KIA 6-2 comeback victory ‘Escape from 2 consecutive losses in demonstration games’
The Lotte Giants defeated the KIA Tigers and escaped from two consecutive losses in the demonstration game.
Lotte won a 6-2 come-from-behind victory in the 2023 KBO League demonstration game against KIA at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 27th. At the end of the 6th inning, which was trailing 0-2, KIA fielder’s 3 errors and Koh Seung-min’s come-from-behind final hit resulted in a massive 6 points. With the victory on this day, Lotte’s exhibition game record was 3 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses. In KIA, starter Eui-ri Lee gave up 1 hit, 2 walks (1 walk), 6 strikeouts and no runs in 4⅓ innings, and Kim Seok-hwan took the lead with a superior preemptive two-run gun, but lowered his head as his concentration suddenly collapsed. The record of demonstration games with one loss added is 5 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk is Kim Do-yeong (third baseman) – Park Chan-ho (shortstop) – Kim Sun-bin (2nd baseman) – Socrates (center fielder) – Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter) – Ryu Ji-hyeok (1st baseman) – Lee Chang-jin (left fielder) – Joo Hyo-sang (catcher) – Kim Seok-hwan (right fielder) was started. Lotte coach Larry Sutton is Ahn Kwon-soo (center fielder) – Ahn Chi-hong (2nd baseman) – Jeon Jun-woo (designated hitter) – Han Dong-hee (3rd baseman) – Koh Seung-min (right fielder) – Jeong Hoon (1st baseman) – Park Seung-wook (shortstop) – Jeong Bo-geun (catcher) )-Shin Yun-hoo (left fielder) was added to the starting lineup.
The first place was obtained by KIA. In the top of the 5th inning, Kim Seok-hwan, with 2 outs and 1st base, kicked up a high-course fastball from a 1S match against Lotte Na Kyun-an and connected it with a two-run gun that went over the right fence, leading 2-0.
However, Lotte reversed the game. In the bottom of the 6th inning, Ahn Chi-hong got on base with a double from right fielder against KIA Kim Seung-hyun, who came on the mound following Eui-ri Lee and Jun-pyo Park, and Jun-woo Jeon also succeeded in getting on base due to a throwing error by shortstop Kim Kyu-seong, who was replaced. Lotte, who made up 1 point as Han Dong-hee pulled out a left-handed hit at the 1st and 2nd bases safely, took advantage of the opportunity that pitcher Kim Dae-yu’s second base check ball, which had changed in Go Seung-min’s at-bat, fell behind, and even the replaced center fielder Lee Woo-seong missed it, and Jeon Jun-woo headed home. I ran and made a tie. As Han Dong-hee settled down to third base, Ko Seung-min succeeded in reversing by making a timely hit in the middle of the third base. Lotte later widened the gap to 4-2 with Park Seung-wook on base due to Jung Hoon’s heavy hit and Kim Dae-yu’s error, with Ko Seung-min homer. Afterwards, Kangnam Yoo’s sacrifice fly to right field and Kwonsu Ahn’s timely hit added two more points, widening the gap to 6-2.
Afterwards, Pil Seung-jo, Choi Jun-yong,안전놀이터 and Koo Seung-min stepped onto the mound one after another, blocking the KIA lineup. Lotte won the victory as finishing pitcher Kim Won-joong, who climbed the mound in the top of the ninth inning, kept the gap by 4 points.