It seemed that the anger was not resolved yet. Even in the situation where the elimination was confirmed, Lee Jung-hoo finished his anger in the last game.
Lee Jung-hoo started as a center fielder in the third match against China in the final match of the first round of the 2023 World Baseball Classic held at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on the 13th.
Korea has already been eliminated from the group stage. However, Lee Jung-hoo did his best against China, the weakest team in Group B. Rather, he seemed to regard it as a stage for venting his anger. 토토사이트
In the beginning of the 1st inning, Park Hae-min’s walk and the opponent’s foil made a one-out second base chance, and Lee Jung-hoo scored a heavy hit at the right time. Then he stole second base, created a scoring opportunity, and advanced to third base with a wild throw. Kang Baek-ho’s timely hit came out, and Lee Jung-hoo stepped on the groove.
As Lee Jung-hoo did his best and sprinted, the match seemed to be solved easily. However, in the bottom of the first inning, the exhausted Won Tae-in was hit by two runs from the Chinese line-up. As the score was tied 2-2, the atmosphere of the national team became strange.
At the beginning of the second inning, before the second at-bat, the batter scored two runs again. He got a walk in his second at-bat with a 4-2 lead. And the follow-up Ha-seong Kim hit a shortstop floating ball and the innings were switched. But at this time, Lee Jung-hoo stepped on the second base and sprinted all the way to the third base. If the batted ball fell, Lee Jung-hoo would gain momentum and run to home. From Lee Jung-hoo’s expression, he seemed to be expressing his anger on the ground, unable to resolve the shock of the national team’s elimination.
In the 3rd inning, Lee Jeong-hoo hit a double with 2 RBIs that exceeded the height of the right fielder when the bases were loaded safely when he was leading 8-2. The gap widened to 10-2, and Lee Jung-hoo was replaced by Park Byung-ho, ending the tournament. Afterwards, the lineup scored 22 points, setting a new record for the most points in the tournament, with Park Gun-woo and Kim Ha-seong exploding in succession.
Following the 2017 APBC (Asian Professional Baseball Championship), the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, the 2019 Premier 12, and the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Lee Jung-hoo stepped on the stage of the 5th adult national team and finished with the best record ever. Lee Jung-hoo led the national team’s batting line with a batting average of 4.29 li (6 hits in 14 bats), 5 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.071 in 4 games in this tournament.