Samsung Lee Hae-seung showed off a hot blow against KIA Pil Seung-jo.
Lee Hae-seung started as the eighth shortstop in a practice game against the KIA held at Baseball Stadium in Kin Town, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan on the 5th.
Samsung, which played an away game against Yomiuri on the 4th, the previous day, excluded many of the main players from the selection and gave them a break.
Thanks to that, Lee Hae-seung, who got a chance to start, made good use of the opportunity. 4 at-bats, 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 RBIs. He stood at the forefront of an 11-to-7 victory with a walk and a sweeping triple that lasted only in the 9th inning.
Lee Hae-seung, who started warming up with a left-handed hit against Kim Ki-hoon in the 5th inning, which served as the springboard for a come-from-behind 3 runs, hit Kim Yu-shin with a left-handed hit in the 7th inning. The highlight was the 9th inning when the score was 3-7. When Lee Jae-hyeon, a substitute, went to base with a double in left field, Lee Hae-seung walked and scored. Samsung immediately tied the score at 7-7 with Kim Jae-sang’s 2 RBI double, Kim Heon-gon’s timely hit, and Kim Dong-yeop’s sacrifice hit.
Lee Hae-seung, 안전놀이터who entered the second at-bat only in the ninth inning with the bases loaded with two outs, struck KIA pitcher Yoo Seung-cheol’s ball hard and exceeded the center fielder’s height. A sweeping, timely triple hit. It was a shot that put a wedge in the game.
Lee Hae-seung, who came out wearing catcher Lee Byung-hun’s uniform number 23 and wielded a strong blow, is about to enlist as a managing director on May 8.
He is the only one among those scheduled to enlist, including Lee Jae-hee and Park Joo-hyuk, who remains at the Okinawa camp and is undergoing hell training. In other words, the effect of intense training is leading to a good sense of hitting at the end of the camp.
Lee Hae-seung’s strong performance in the camp can feel somewhat disappointing for Samsung, which does not have a thick player base. However, it is positive that the fighting spirit of a player enlisting in the military can have a catfish effect on the entire Samsung team at the beginning of the season.
Although it was a practice game, Lee Hae-seung, who experienced a thrilling day and received the Distinguished Player award, said after the game, “At the time of the full base chance, even a runner on second base could come in with a single hit, so I tried to hit it short and accurately. It seems that the long hit came out while flying far away.” He continued, “I think Byung-hun will come out wearing his brother’s uniform today and get good results. I will give you a cup of coffee with the encouragement money I received today.”
Lee Hae-seung smiled brightly, saying, “It’s a practice match, but it’s better to win than to lose. Yesterday, I broke the losing streak against the Japanese team and I feel better because I posted a dramatic victory today.”