A foreign batter with blue eyes full of fighting power tapped the stone bridge and crossed it.
An exhibition match between LG Twins and Kiwoom Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 25th.
LG foreign hitter Austin Dean came out as the lead batter in the top of the 4th inning and pushed Kiwoom starting pitcher Jang Jae-young’s 151km first pitch, creating a double that fell to the right of the right fielder.
Austin, who arrived at the second base with a good stride, asked the umpire for time and left the base to hand over his protective equipment.
However, this player also had eyes on his back. 스포츠토토When Kiwoom shortstop Russell, who received the throw from the right fielder, felt it approaching him, he quickly stretched his right foot back and stepped on second base again.
It was a scene that would not have appeared normally or would not have received attention. However, Russell intended it, and seeing this figure that Austin noticed, the moment naturally came to mind. This is the dark history of a young Taegeuk warrior who was tagged out from behind after hitting a double at the 2023 World Baseball Classic and going out to celebrate, and that scene remains as a trauma in Korean baseball.
While Russell calmly threw the ball to the pitcher, Austin Dean stepped on the second base and looked at the umpire to see if it was time again. Only after his head nodded in response to the umpire’s nod did Austin step off second base.
There are times when you have to knock on a stone bridge and cross it. Austin responded with a bright smile to Russell’s humorous laugh, and the game resumed.
On this day, LG won 8-1 with 11 hits, including Lee Jae-won’s two-run gun and Song Chan-eui’s solo shot. On the mound, Kelly pitched well with 2 hits and 1 run in 5 innings. Austin, who hit his first home run in his demonstration game against KT on the 23rd, raised his batting average to 0.240 with 1 hit in 2 at-bats that day.