The LG Twins won 17-8 in the 15th 꽁머니 confrontation of the season against the Kiwoom Heroes of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 13th. After driving 7 runs with 7 hits in the 3rd inning, making a 10-point difference, he kept the initiative and completed a great victory. LG, who won 5 consecutive wins, maintained a gap of 6.0 games with SSG Landers in second place and took the lead alone.
In the other line, Park Dong-won fired a final solo shot in the second inning. Park Dong-won attacked Kim Dong-gyu’s high fastball in the second inning and recorded a home run with an estimated distance of 107.8m. He moved toward 20 homers with his 17th home run of the season. In the third inning, Austin Dean hit a solo home run to start a 7-run big inning. Austin’s batted ball flew 121.5m at a speed of 165.6km per hour. It was Austin’s second consecutive home run and his 15th home run of the season.
In the third inning, he made a big inning with 7 hits. Austin came out as the lead batter in the 3rd inning, hit a solo home run, and after 2 outs, hit 2 RBIs on time and recorded a multi-hit in one inning. Moon Bo-kyung, Lee Jae-won, and Shin Min-jae scored with timely hits, and Kim Hyun-soo added an RBI with a sacrifice fly.
The first hitter, Hong Chang-ki, went on base four times with two walks and two hits. His last run was his first home run of the season. Hitter Shin Min-jae, who batted second, recorded 3 hits in 6 at-bats and 2 stolen bases. Austin contributed to the massive scoring with 3 hits and 4 RBIs including a home run, and 2 hits in 4 at-bats and multi-hits including Oh Ji-hwan’s replacement Jung Joo-hyun. Moon Bo-gyeong, Park Dong-won, and Lee Jae-won also joined the multi-hit procession.
LG solidified its victory early enough to take out the main players in the beginning of the 5th inning. At this point, the score was 13-3. Starter Lim Chan-gyu got 11 hits and allowed 5 runs in 5 innings, but came off the mound with the conditions for victory.
After the game, coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “The players at the beginning of the game solved the game well with active running base play. Austin, Park Dong-won, and Hong Chang-ki’s home runs seem to have presented fans with a fun game in which they score runs using big balls and base runs. I am grateful as a manager. “I want to praise it. During the week, the players worked hard. A lot of fans came to visit us on the weekend, and thanks to their support, we were able to continue our winning streak. Thank you always.”