The WBC team had their first practice game with a roster including major leaguers Kim Ha-seong and Edmon.
It was a disappointing result, but coach Lee Kang-chul did not lose his confidence.
The national team put up big leaguers Edmon and Kim Ha-seong as the first and second batters.
However, it struggled more than expected against Orix, who lacked a lot of key players.
Due to a series of mistakes by starting shortstop Oh Ji-hwan, Hyung-Jun So could not even fill the two scheduled innings.
Afterwards, Kim Gwang-hyun, who suddenly came to the mound, was hit at the right time and gave up three points first… The batting line also failed to take advantage of the scoring opportunity due to a series of double hits.
In the ninth inning, Park Hae-min and Park Gun-woo scored two runs in a row, but there was no further reversal.
[Lee Kang-cheol / WBC national team coach]
“It seems that the final inspection is almost over, and we showed concentration at the end and scored 2 points. Wouldn’t that affect the players in the next match…” [
Kim Ha-seong / WBC national team]
“Everyone gathered together to play I did it for the first time, and I don’t think it was bad. The team atmosphere is good… In the end, we’re preparing our bodies for the first game…
” This was a comforting thing.
[Jung Choi / WBC national team]
“I’m ok with almost 100 percent now. Although I didn’t score a lot, I’m looking forward to it because each player’s batting performance is good.”
The national team, which made its debut as a full team, will play its second practice match against Hanshin tomorrow, before moving to Tokyo for the decisive battle.
This is MBC News Lee Myeong-no from Osaka.