He finished like a ‘master of reversals’. Gunsan Sangil High School defeated Daegu Sangwon High School, led by Yang Jun-hyuk and Ahn Ji-man, after an overtime match, and succeeded in winning the high school alumni baseball tournament for the second time in a row.
Gunsan Sangil High School won the championship by defeating Daegu Sangil High School 9-8 in the finals (7 regular innings) of the 2023 No Brand Cup High School Alumni Competition held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 28th.
Gunsan Sangwon High School, the winning school, will receive a scholarship of 30 million won, and Daegu Sangwon High School, the runner-up school, will receive a scholarship of 15 million won. The team that tied for third place was also awarded 7 million won, so that the fruits of the sweat of the seniors were passed on to the juniors.
In the first competition, the heroes showed their fierceness again this time. Starting pitcher Moon Yong-doo (48) threw a whopping 127 pitches in 6⅓ innings, taking charge of the mound with 12 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts, and 7 runs (3 earned). He threw 90 out of 127 pitches as strikes and played many innings, drawing exclamations from famous catcher Lee Man-soo (Daegu Sangwon High School). Cha Jeong-guk (48) led the batting lineup in the final with 2 hits in 4 at bats, 1 walk, 1 RBI, 2 stolen bases, and Lee Woo-in (46) 4 hits in 4 at bats, 2 RBIs, 2 stolen bases, and 2 runs. Cha Jung-guk, who recorded a batting average of 0.571 (8 hits in 14 at-bats), 1 home run, 6 RBI, and 3 stolen bases in 5 games throughout the tournament, was awarded the tournament MVP.
Moon Yong-doo, who led Gunsan Sangil High School to the finals by winning all four games he pitched as a starter, earned the tournament’s Outstanding Pitcher Award by allowing 15 runs (9 earned), striking out 22, and having an ERA of 3.63 in 5 games in 22⅓ innings. After the game, Moon Yong-doo said with a smile, “I’ve thrown more than 80 pitches in a game in this tournament, but I’ve never thrown more than 100 pitches, so I don’t think my arm will go up tomorrow,” but added, “I felt strong because I was throwing for my alma mater with my seniors and juniors.” He expressed his feelings.
Yang Jun-hyuk was chosen as a difficult opponent. Yang Jun-hyuk won three batting awards, including the batting award, RBI award, and home run award, with a batting average of 0.688 (11 hits in 16 at-bats), 3 home runs, and 14 RBIs in 6 games in this tournament, including 1 hit in 2 at-bats, 1 RBI, and 1 walk in the final game. Moon Yong-doo said, “I participated in the last tournament, but this year’s Daegu Sanwon High School was a very strong team, so it struggled compared to last year. As expected, the big star was different. When I threw a breaking ball or an artificial ball, other people were easily fooled, but senior Yang Jun-hyuk was hardly fooled. He didn’t hit the big one. “I worked hard to get there, but I felt that he had a good sense of direction and that he was a big star. I really had no regrets,” he said. He added, “My son will enter the first year of Gunsan Commercial High School next year. Since my father did this, I hope my son can play baseball with a little more confidence.”
Daegu Sangwon High School consists of Kim Min-yeop (pitcher), Im Cheon-soo (shortstop), Ahn Ji-man (second baseman), Yang Jun-hyuk (first baseman), Kwon Seong-chan (right fielder), Shin Gyu-han (third baseman), Kwon Min-soo (center fielder), Kim Jae-hwan (catcher), Oh Seung-hoon ( Left fielder) was the batting lineup. The starting pitcher is Kim Min-yeop.
Gunsan Sangil High School: Lee Han-sol (shortstop) – Now Won-man (second baseman) – Kim Yu-seok (center fielder) – Cha Jeong-guk (left fielder) – Kim Seong-ju (catcher) – Lee Woo-in (first baseman) – Moon Yong-doo (pitcher) – Baek Dong-hyeon (third baseman) – Wang Yang The batting lineup consisted of Heun (right fielder). The starting pitcher is Moon Yong-doo.
Yang Jun-hyuk scored the first goal. Daegu Sangwon High School took the lead with Yang Jun-hyuk’s 1-RBI sacrifice fly to left field in the first inning created by a double steal with one out and runners on second and third base. Seongchan Kwon’s infield hit made it 2-0. It was disappointing that the shortstop’s throw to first base was missed.
Gunsan Sangil High School also scored immediately. In the bottom of the first inning, leadoff hitter Lee Han-sol advanced to third base on a walk followed by a stolen base and an opponent’s wild pitch, and Noh Him-chan also advanced on a walk. Here, Kim Yu-seok and Cha Jung-guk hit consecutive timely hits, making the score tied 2-2. Daegu Sangwon High School overcame the crisis by completing a double play with second baseman Ji-man Ahn and first baseman Jun-hyuk Yang, who are also seniors and juniors of the Samsung Lions.
In the bottom of the 3rd inning, with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 3rd base, Gunsan Sangil High School succeeded in turning the score around 4-2 when second baseman Ahn Ji-man could not catch pinch hitter Kim Young-joo’s batted ball, and the runner on 3rd base went home, and Wang Yang-hoon hit a timely hit with an RBI single to left. However, Daegu Sanwon High School also advanced to second and third base with no outs in the top of the fourth inning thanks to Kwon Min-soo’s infield hit toward first base and Kim Jae-hwan’s double to the left field line, and succeeded in tying the score at 4-4 due to an error by the opposing catcher. Gunsan Sangil High School catcher Kim Seong-ju’s throw to check third base went outside the left outfield foul line, causing both second and third base runners to hit the home run.
Gunsan Sangil High School launched a counterattack right in the bottom of the fourth inning. Cha Jung-guk reached second base with a steal following a superb hit to right field, and Lee Woo-in made it 5-4 with a timely hit to right field. It was a famous match with come-from-behind comebacks. In the top of the 6th inning, Daegu Sangwon High School made a 6-5 comeback with a timely hit by Kim Min-yeop with 2 RBIs in the middle of the 6th inning in a chance with 2nd and 3rd bases with one out, Kim Jae-hwan’s hit to left, and Yang Jung-yeol’s sacrifice bunt.
He was not a ‘master of reversal’ who would just suffer like this. In the bottom of the 6th inning, with 2 outs and runners on second base, Lee Woo-in balanced the score at 6-6 with a double that was well over the height of the center fielder, and Choi Ji-won brought the score back to 7-6 with a timely hit and 1 RBI. In the last attack of the top of the 7th inning, Daegu Sangwon High School had a chance to hit 3rd base with 1 out due to a wild pitch followed by a double, and succeeded in tying the score at 7-7 with Shin Shin-han’s double to the left field line. Center fielder Kwon Min-soo slid and caught Kim Seong-joo’s batted ball in the bottom of the 7th inning with 2 outs and 2nd and 3rd bases on, sending the game into extra innings.토토사이트
Unlike Daegu Sangwon High School, which only scored one point in the overtime shootout that started with runners on first and second base, Gunsan Sangwon High School showed concentration at the last minute. The center fielder, second baseman, and shortstop collided while trying to catch Lee Woo-in’s batted ball, leaving the bases loaded with no outs, and Moon Yong-doo and Choi Ji-won sent batted balls to the outfield one after another, scoring two runs with sacrifice flies, resulting in a thrilling comeback victory.