Kiwoom Heroes rode a five-hit, six-RBI performance from Lee Jung-hoo and Lee Hyung-jong to a sweep of the KT Wiz.
Kiwoom clinched the best-of-seven series with a 14-5 victory over visiting KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Wednesday at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea.
The bats shined. Right fielder Lee Jung-hoo, batting third, went 4-for-6 with a home run, three RBIs, and three runs scored, while Lee Hyung-jong also had two hits and five RBIs. On the other hand, KT surrendered five runs in the first inning to substitute starter Joo Ju-kwon, and despite two hits apiece from Park Byung-ho, Alford, Moon Sang-chul, and Hwang Jae-gyun, they were unable to overturn the deficit.
Kiwoom took an early lead with a five-run first inning. After leadoff hitters Kim Jun-wan and Kim Hye-sung reached on back-to-back singles, Lee Jung-hoo and Lee Hyung-jong drew back-to-back walks to load the bases. Song Sung-moon followed with a groundout, and Kiwoom made it 5-0 with an RBI single by Lee Ji-young, an RBI double by Lim Byung-wook, and a sacrifice fly by Kim Hwijip.
Kiwoom continued to increase its lead. In the bottom of the second inning, Lee Jung-hoo singled, walked, and scored on an RBI double by Lee Hyung-jong, and in the fourth inning, leadoff hitter Kim Jun-wan singled, Lee Jung-hoo walked, and Lee Hyung-jong doubled to extend the lead to 8-0.
However, KT was not done chasing. In the bottom of the sixth inning, after back-to-back singles by Park Byung-ho and Moon Sang-chul and an infield single by Hwang Jae-gyun loaded the bases, KT scored two runs on a sacrifice fly by Lee Ho-yeon and a grounder by Jung Jun-young. In the bottom of the seventh, the leadoff hitter Jang Jun-won singled and Park Byung-ho hit a two-run homer to extend the lead to four runs.
But Kiwoom drove in a run in the top of the eighth. After back-to-back singles by Lim Ji-yeol and Lee Won-seok, Lee Jung-hoo’s RBI double and Lee Hyung-jong’s sacrifice fly plated two more runs. In the top of the ninth, a two-run homer by Lim Byung-wook and an RBI double by Lee Jung-hoo capped the scoring. The game ended with a 14-5 victory for Kiwoom, who clinched the series with their second straight win. 메이저사이트