“In the infield, I will go out to any position and become a player who does my part.”
Kiwoom Heroes’ rookie infielder Woo Sang-won (18), MVP of the game who led the win against a Taiwanese professional team with his great performance, revealed his determination as an infield utility player.안전놀이터
Kiwoom Heroes’ Taiwan spring camp team, led by head coach Seol Jong-jin, won 6-3 in their first training match against Taiwan’s Rakuten Monkeys held at Kaohsiung Border Qingpu Baseball Stadium on the 20th.
On this day, the Goyang batting line achieved a come-from-behind victory by driving 12 hits. Pitchers also gave up 3 runs in the 2nd inning, Choi Won-tae, but the pitchers who came out afterwards blocked the Rakuten lineup with no runs from the 3rd to the 9th inning.
In the other line, rookie infielder Woo Seung-won (18), who joined Kiwoom in the 6th round of Kiwoom in 56th place in 2023, played an MVP-level performance with 2 hits, 1 point and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats, including 1 double.
After the game, Woo Seung-won said through the club, “I was very nervous because it was my first real game after entering the professional league, but the first ball came toward me from the defense at the beginning of the first inning.” Thanks to that, he seems to have been fine from the blow,” he explained.
After graduating from Chungam High School, right-handed infielder Seung-won Seung-won, who joined Kiwoom this year, played full-time until the end of the game as the second baseman in No. 8 that day.
In addition, Woo Seung-won said, “Since it was a game against a Taiwanese professional team, I thought that the pitcher’s ball would be different from when I was in high school, so I tried to hit it short. He has good wrist strength, so even if he hits it short, it seems to come out,” he said. He wants to be a player who can contribute to the team. He expressed his feelings, saying, “I will go out to any position in the infield and become a player who does his part.”
If Woo Seung-won continues to show good performances in the evaluation matches against Taiwanese professional teams, another infield option may arise. Will Woo Seung-won, a strong newcomer, be able to continue showing good performances?