“Are you going to the US?” Jang Hyun-seok smiling, 14K full-body fireworks… Last impressions of the Blue Dragon

“Coach, I will throw it to the end.”

From 1 out in the 3rd inning to the end of the 9th inning, he was responsible for the mound without conceding. He burned his shoulder right before the high school baseball pitch limit (105 pitches). However, he faced an unfortunate defeat.온라인카지노

24 at Mokdong Stadium. The flame fighting spirit of Jang Hyun-seok (19), the best pitcher in high school, heated up the ground. In the 78th Cheongryonggi National High School Baseball Championship and Weekend League Wangjungwangjeon (co-sponsored by the Chosun Ilbo, Sports Chosun, and the Korea Baseball Softball Association) in the quarterfinals, Masan Yongma High School, where Jang Hyun-seok belonged, lost 2-3 to 1 point after a bloody battle with Jangchung High School.

At the beginning of the 7th inning, when Yongmago was losing 0-3, Jang Hyun-seok gave up a walk after two outs. So far, the number of pitches has been 75. This was the end to appear in the final scheduled for the 27th. Manager Jin Min-soo climbed the mound.

However, Jang Hyun-seok had a different idea. The high school baseball national championship is a tournament. If we lost here, the blue dragon era of Yongma High School was over. Yongmago has yet to win a national championship since the baseball team was rebuilt in 1963. It was all about reaching the final of the Blue Dragon Flag once (1980) and the final of the Golden Lion five times before winning runner-up. You never know when another pitcher like Jang Hyun-seok will appear.

It was 2 out and 1 base, but Ryu Hyun-joon, the 4th hitter who was responsible for 3 RBIs that day, was standing at Jangchunggo’s at-bat. Jang Hyun-seok said, “I want to throw it all the way.” The command tower, understanding Ace’s feelings, also nodded. Jang Hyun-seok, who finished the inning with his 10th strikeout of the day, turned around. Looking at his teammates, he raised his fist to the sky.

He is a potential first-choice rookie overall if he does not make it to the major leagues. On this day, in 6⅔ innings, with only 3 hits, 4 runs and no runs, he tied up the batting line of Jangchung High School. A variety of breaking balls, including a slider, curve, and changeup, as well as a fastball with a maximum speed of 155 km, were also impressive. Every time Jang Hyun-seok’s 1-ball 1 was put into catcher Lee Jin-seong’s mitt, exclamation flowed in the press room. From starting with one company in the third inning to the beginning of the ninth inning, 14 out of a total of 19 outs were strikeouts.

However, the sky was not on Yongmago’s side. The three points given in the beginning were painful. Starting with Kim Seon-yeop’s hit at the bottom of the 8th inning, Yongmago caught up with two runs through an opponent’s defensive mistake, Cha Seung-jun’s timely hit, and Kwon Hee-jae’s sacrifice fly. However, the reverse was ultimately unsuccessful.

Jangchunggo’s solid mound also stood out. Starter Kim Yun-ha kept 4 1/2 innings with 3 hits and no runs at 8K, and the second pitcher Jo Dong-wook continued the trend with 2 hits and 5 K in 2 1/3 innings. Although he gave up 2 runs at the end of the 8th inning, Hwang Jun-seo also fought back for 2 innings to protect the team’s victory. Jang Chung-go’s team strikeouts also reached 13.

After the game, the players from both teams exchanged warm greetings typical of high school baseball. After applauding the Jangchung High School team, Jang Hyun-seok shared friendship with Hwang Jun-seo by holding hands.

Jang Hyun-seok, whom we met after the match, said, “Before the tournament, I said, ‘See you in the quarterfinals.’ It was a smile that showed his regret and reassurance that he had done his part.

Regarding his refusal to change in the 7th inning, he replied, “I wanted to catch Jangchung High with my own hands.

He had a good pitch, but even until the middle of the game, several defensive errors overlapped and he was wobbly. But maybe it was thanks to the roar he let out three times toward the sky after finishing the sixth inning without conceding a run. In the 7th to 9th innings, pitches were almost perfect.

“I changed the throwing point and feeling a little. From the 6th and 7th inning, I think the timing was right when I threw the upper body a little further back.
How did rival Hwang Jun-seo see Jang Hyun-seok’s pitching? Hwang Jun-seo said, “It’s an honor to play against the best pitcher in high school. I learned a lot from throwing the ball and managing the game.”

‘Showcase’ is over. He showed virtually everything through the stage of Blue Dragon. With a height of 1m90 and a solid physique, stamina that exceeded 100 pitches that day, excellent pitches, and even an agent who is considered one of the top players in Korea. The only thing left for Jang Hyun-suk is the answer to whether or not he will advance to the United States.

To participate in the 2024 KBO Rookie Draft, which has changed to an application system, you can complete the application process by August 15th. Like Shim Jun-seok (Pittsburgh Pirates), he can declare his entry into the US instead of participating in the draft.

Jang Hyun-seok smiled shyly, saying, “It’s hard to say anything right now. I’ll think about it until right before the application deadline.”

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