“I’m going to learn a few things.”
Hwang Jun-seo (Jangchung High School) took the mound in the bottom of the 8th inning against Masan Yongma High School in the 8th round of the 78th Cheongryonggi National High School Baseball Championship held at Mokdong Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 24th.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, when Jangchung High School was leading 3-0, Jo Dong-wook was hit by lead batter Kim Seon-yeop. With Kim Seon-yeop’s stolen base and catcher Ryu Hyun-joon’s throwing error, he became third base safely. Lee Seung-hyun then hit an infield hit and went out, becoming the first and third bases safely.
Jang Chung-go lowered Jo Dong-wook and put Hwang Jun-seo on the mound. Hwang Jun-seo started by treating Jeon Tae-hyeon as a foul fly. However, he allowed Cha Seung-jun to hit one RBI in a timely manner. Then, he allowed Son Yul-gi to walk, and the bases were 1 out, and Kwon Hee-jae’s sacrifice fly RBI narrowed the score to 1 point.스포츠토토
Hwang Jun-seo allowed Lee Jin-seong to hit the ball, putting the bases full again. It was a situation that could be reversed with a single hit. However, Hwang Jun-seo’s crisis management ability shone. He handled Joo-Oh Kim with a grounder to second baseman.
Hwang Jun-seo came to the mound in the bottom of the 9th inning. He started by allowing lead hitter Jung Ji-seong to walk. Afterwards, Kim Seon-yeop’s sacrifice bunt and Lee Seung-hyun’s base hit put the team in danger of 2nd out and 3rd base, but Jeon Tae-hyun was treated as a pitcher’s ground ball and kept his ticket to the semifinals.
Hwang Jun-seo met with the reporters after the game and said, “I wanted to do well, but I felt a bit regretful because it didn’t go the way I wanted, but I feel good because I played fun.”
Then, he said about his mindset when he got on the mound with the first and third bases unscathed, “Even if both runners came home, it was 3-2. I thought it was okay to give all the points, so I threw it comfortably.”
On this day, the match attracted attention with the confrontation of the ‘high school’s biggest language’. It was a confrontation between Hwang Jun-seo and Masan Yongma High School Jang Hyun-seok. Jang Hyun-seok took the mound in the top of the 3rd inning and threw 102 pitches with 3 hits, 4 walks, 14 strikeouts, and no runs in 6⅔ innings. Jangchung High School and Masan Yongma High School played a fierce game to the end and made a beautiful match.
Regarding the confrontation with Jang Hyun-seok, Hwang Jun-seo said, “It is an honor to play with the player who is said to be the best.
To advance to the semifinals, Jangchung High School will challenge to win the Blue Dragon flag for the first time in three years since 2020. On the 24th, at 2:00 pm at Mokdong Baseball Stadium, the winner of the match between Gyeongbuk High School and Gangneung High School will compete for the final.
Hwang Jun-seo said, “Every time we play a game, we always say that we should do our best without regrets no matter what the outcome is. Regardless of the outcome, all players are doing their best.”