The concerns were unfounded.
The 2024 KBO rookie draft is 9 days away. Hwang Jun-seo, the overall first-choice candidate, overcame concerns at international competitions and successfully rebounded, proving that he is the number one pick. It was a brilliant performance that alleviated the worries of first-place Hanwha.메이저놀이터
Jun-seo Hwang, who is participating as a pitcher for the national team in the 31st World Youth Baseball Championship being held in Taiwan, started against Mexico in the 4th preliminary round and led the team to a thrilling 2-1 comeback victory with 1 hit and 6 K pitches.
Hwang Jun-seo, who was brought in early after starting pitcher Jeon Mir with two outs in the second inning, neutralized Mexico’s batting line with a pitching pitch that allowed only one hit and struck out six in 5⅓ innings. Thanks to Hwang Jun-seo’s brilliant pitching, Korea won 2-1 and confirmed advancement to the super round.
Starting pitcher Hwang Jun-seo started the first game of the preliminary round against the home team Taiwan held at the same venue on the 2nd, and became the losing pitcher with 5 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 4 runs (3 earned) in 2⅓ innings. Korea lost 1-6, raising concerns.
The slump did not last long. He erased concerns with an impressive pitch in the next game and predicted a super round performance.
Jeon Mir, who started against Mexico on the 5th. Source = World Baseball Softball Federation website
The national team players secured a spot in the super round with a win against Mexico. Source = World Baseball Softball Federation website
The first point was Mexico’s.
With one out in the top of the second inning, No. 6 Rodriguez got on base with a hit to right and then succeeded in stealing, creating a scoring opportunity.
With 2 outs and 3rd base, Casillas’ hit at number 8 resulted in an infield error, and the runner on third base hit home. 0-1.
While Hwang Jun-seo was holding Mexico’s batting line tight, the national team launched a belated counterattack.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, No. 6 Hyun-min Cho hits a hit to right, Yul-ye Lee gets on base with a fielder’s choice, and Hyun-min Cho steals 3rd base with one out and runners on 1st and 3rd base. No. 9 Yeonjun-won scored a timely hit to left, tying the game at 1-1.
In the bottom of the 6th inning, Yoo Dong-geon’s ball hit the body and Lee Seung-min’s right-handed hit led to Jo Hyun-min’s squeeze bunt with runners on first and third base with one out and runners on Minden, leading to a 2-1 comeback.
With a win against Mexico, the national team recorded 3 wins and 1 loss in the preliminary round and confirmed its advancement to the super round.
On the 6th, they will play the final game of the preliminary round against Puerto Rico, which was postponed due to rain, and then move to Taipei, where the finals will be held.