Deoksu High School, led by coach Yunjin Jeong, rose to the top of the E-Mart Cup with a thrilling ending at the end of the 9th inning.
Deoksu High School defeated Gangneung High School 5-4 in the final of the 2nd Shinsegae E-Mart Cup National High School Baseball Championship held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 11th.
It is the first national championship in two years since the 2021 phoenix. The winning team, Deoksu High School, received 30 million won in prize money and baseball equipment as an injury.
It was a match that was initially evaluated as the superiority of Deoksu High School. Unlike Deoksu High School, where Lee Jong-ho, Kim Seung-jun, and Jung Hyun-woo were able to use three pitchers, Gangneung High School could not use the one-two punch Yuk Chung-myeong and Cho Dae-hyun. Deoksu High School started Lee Jong-ho withdrew after playing only 1⅓ innings, but Jung Hyun-woo, who came up after him, blocked it with 6⅔ innings and 1 run (no charge) until the 8th inning, laying the foundation for a come-from-behind victory. In the other lineup, Jung Min-seo recorded 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 runs and 1 base, and Park Jun-soon recorded 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI and 1 run, and the performance of the central batters shone.
On the other hand, Gangneung High School, which was aiming for the first top spot in the E-Mart Cup (including the association janggi), realized the gap in the one-two punch. Freshman Park Ji-hoon pitched well with 6 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts and 2 runs (1 earned) in 7 innings, but the follow-up pitchers were disappointed. The batting line also scored 4 points with strategic baseball, but the number of hits was only 5, so it was not possible to win. Gangneung High School, the runner-up, received 20 million won in prize money and baseball equipment. In addition, the third-place teams, Masan Yongma High School and Jangchung High School, each received 5 million won in prize money and baseball equipment.
Gangneung High School: Lee Chan-seo (shortstop) – Lee Ji-hoo (left fielder) – Choi Min-ho (center fielder) – Jo Dae-hyeon (designated hitter) – Lee Yul-ye (catcher) – Lee Yong-hyeon (1st baseman) – Jeon Hong-rok (right fielder) – Kim Do-yoon (3rd baseman) – Jung Jae-woo (second baseman) in the starting lineup. Pitcher Park Ji-hoon.
Deoksu High School: Seonwoo Lee (center fielder) – Minseo Jung (1st baseman) – Junsoon Park (2nd baseman) – Junseo Baek (right fielder) – Jeongan Woo (3rd baseman) – Minseok Park (designated hitter) – Seonghyeon Moon (left fielder) – Jaehyung Kim (catcher) – Seungsu Bae ( Shortstop) formed the batting line. Pitcher Lee Jong-ho.
The first priority was Deoksu High School. In the bottom of the first inning, Jung Min-seo stole second base with a right-handed hit, and Baek Jun-seo picked a walk and walked away, creating two outs on first and second base. Woo Jeong-an hit a timely double with an RBI that fell into the left-middle outfield, leading Deoksu High School to 1-0.
Gangneung High School took advantage of Deoksu High School’s mistake and succeeded in counterattacking. In the top of the second inning, lead batter Lee Yul-ye went to base with a left-handed hit, and Lee Yong-hyun’s sacrifice bunt went to second base. Deoksu High School starter Lee Jong-ho’s defense was disappointing when Kim Do-yoon hit the bunt in the first and second bases, which were created by Jeon Hong-rok’s walk. Lee Jong-ho attempted a diving catch to catch the batted ball, but failed, and also threw a bad throw to second base, conceding one run. Deoksu High School immediately replaced the mound with Jeong Hyeon-woo, but Gangneung High School scored a 2-1 come-from-behind score when third base runner Jeon Hong-rok tactfully rushed home when Jung Jae-woo hit a ground ball in front of the pitcher. 메이저놀이터
At the end of the 5th inning, Deoksu High scored 2-2. Kim Jae-hyeong walks to first base, and Bae Seung-soo catches the bunted ball and throws it badly to first base, making second and third bases safe. Lee Sun-woo’s sacrifice fly to center fielder tied the game. However, Gangneung High School took the lead again in the top of the 7th inning with an error by the opponent and consecutive stolen bases by Lee Yul-ye and Lee Yong-hyeon.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, with Deoksu High trailing 2-3, Jung Min-seo raised the atmosphere with a triple that exceeded the height of the center fielder. Subsequently, Park Joon-soon tied the score 3-3 with a right-handed RBI and a timely hit, and Baek Jun-seo overturned the game with a come-from-behind RBI and a timely triple that hit the wall in the middle right.