“This is the first time in high school baseball that we have a starting pitcher preview (laughs).”
After Masan Yongmago advanced to the quarterfinals of the 78th Cheongnyonggi High School Baseball Championship at Mokdong Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov. 21, head coach Song Min-soo Jang Chung-go smiled and shared his feelings with us. That’s because Jang Chung-go and Masan Yongmago will face off in the quarterfinals. The game is already attracting a lot of attention as it is a battle of pride between Jang Hyun-seok (Masan Yongmago), who is considered a top-tier pitcher in high school baseball, and Hwang Jun-seo (Jang Chung-go), a top-tier left-hander.
In fact, the two schools almost met in the previous E-Mart Cup. However, with Jangchungo losing to Gangneung and Masan Yongmago losing to Deoksugo, the two schools were unable to meet in the finals. However, with the matchup taking place in the quarterfinals, it could go down as the biggest matchup of the Cheongryonggi Championships.카지노사이트
Coach Jang Chung-go Song Min-soo said, “There are many variables in high school baseball that we don’t know what will happen. However, I thought Masan Yongmago would come out on top, but they reached the quarterfinals too easily. Moreover, Jang Hyun-seok didn’t even show up. It’s going to be a tough fight,” he said, acknowledging the difficulty of his opponent.
Jang Hyun-seok, who has always said ‘win’ and assisted with the batting ball in the E-Mart Bae tournament, is also determined to win this time. Coach Song Min-soo knows that feeling better than anyone, so he can’t help but be conscious of Jang Hyun-seok. However, he is still confident that he can win.
“He’s a really good pitcher, I’ll admit that. However, we are also strong. People talk about (Hwang) Jun-seo a lot, but we shouldn’t forget. We don’t just have Jun-su Hwang,” he declared. “Besides Hwang Jun-seo, Jang Chung-go also has Yuk Sun-yeop, Kim Yoon-ha, Won Jong-hae, and Cho Dong-wook. We are confident,” he said.
He added, “Our five players will not give up easy points no matter who starts. It doesn’t matter who we start, but we’ll think about how to use (Hwang) Jun-seo since we’re in a situation like this where it’s like a starter’s preview,” he said, somewhat vaguely referring to his pitching strategy for the quarterfinals.
The biggest match of the Cheongnyonggi Championship, Jang Chung-go vs Masan Yongmago, will be held at Mokdong Baseball Stadium on Sunday, March 23, at 10:00 a.m., and will be broadcast live on SPOTV, the host broadcaster.