“It’s my last national competition with my friends, so I really want to challenge myself to win.”
Hwang Jun-seo, a pitcher from Jangchung High School, made her final appearance at the National High School Baseball Championship in the Presidential Cup ahead of joining the youth national team at the end of August. This year, Jangchung High School, nicknamed the “Five Eagle Brothers” and proud of its powerful mound power, continued to be frustrated on the threshold of winning the national championship. Jang Chung-go, who was unfortunately defeated in the quarterfinals of the Blue Dragon Cup, also tasted a shocking elimination in the first round of the Presidential Cup.
The one room that blocked Hwang Jun-seo’s last challenge was the share of Daegu Sangwon High School outfielder Ham Soo-ho.
Daegu Sangwon High School faced Jangchung High School in the first round of the Presidential Cup National High School Baseball Championship held at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul on August 1, and won 5-4 after 12 overtime matches.
On this day, Daegu Senate High School succeeded in scoring first with Park Do-geon’s 3 RBIs and a timely triple at the end of the 1st inning when the opponent’s starting pitcher Kim Yun-ha was out of luck.
Daegu Senate High School faced a crisis when starting pitcher Kim Do-woon, who had been struggling without a run until the 5th inning, faltered in the top of the 6th inning. In the end, Daegu Sangwon High School, which gave up its first run with a sacrificial fly ball in a crisis with one out, second and third base, hit a two-run homer from pinch hitter Cho Chang-yeon and allowed a 3-3 tie.
Jang Choong-go put “Ace” Hwang Jun-seo in at the end of the 6th inning to prevent a scoring crisis and prepare for a counterattack. However, Jang Choong-go was hit in the bottom of the 7th inning. In the crisis of 1st and 3rd base given out by hits, wild throws, and sacrifice bunts, Hwang Joon-seo gave up a turnaround by hitting a double with 1 RBI at the right time.
Jang Chung-go, who was being dragged by a timely hit hit by Seon Ho, succeeded in a 4-4 tie with Han Seung-hyun’s dramatic timely hit in the second out second base opportunity in the top of the 9th inning.
However, after a close match that lasted until the 12th inning, Jangchunggo knelt down at the end of the 12th inning after being hit by a sacrificial fly ball to the right fielder in a crisis with one out and bases loaded. Hwang Jun-seo, who pitched for relief in the 6th inning and kept the mound until the 12th, was also forced to struggle.
In the end, Shon Ho’s timely double hit at the end of the 7th inning was the moment that changed the flow of the game. If that score did not come out, there was a high possibility that Jangchunggo would have had a chance to win within the regular innings. Because Ho Soo attacked the opposing ace Jun-Seo Hwang, the match was able to flow through to overtime.
As a high school sophomore outfielder this year, Seon Ho participated in 25 official competitions and recorded a batting average of 0.358 / 29 hits / 4 homers / 23 RBIs / 10 stolen bases / on-base percentage of 0.471 / slugging percentage of 0.593. He is evaluated as an outfield prospect with the most outstanding batting ability among the top 3 resources of reserve high school.
After the game, Seon Ho Seon said, “I am so happy that I won after fighting until the end of the 12th inning. He had a strong opposing pitcher (Hwang Jun-seo), but he focused on contact with the thought that he would unconditionally call in a runner on third base. He took the target with a fastball, but he seems to have been hit well in front. It was regrettable that his bunt failed, but he was able to overcome difficulties and win by uniting with his teammates.”토토사이트
Ham Soo-ho did not hide his bold goal of becoming a 5-tool outfielder like his “role model” Shin-soo Choo (SSG Landers). Ho Su said, “I am confident that he has both power and accuracy in his hitting. He is also confident in his throwing ability, but his outfield defense has areas to improve. He is also confident in running. My dream is to become a ‘5-tool outfielder’ like senior Shin-soo Choo. He said, “I want to leave a strong impression on baseball fans by contributing to the team’s victory with good performance in the remaining tournament games.”