LG Twins captain infielder Oh Ji-hwan put down his greed for his juniors.
Oh Ji-hwan led the team to a 9-1 victory with 2 hits, 4 RBIs and 1 run in 4 at-bats in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom Heroes match held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 6th. With the captain’s RBI march at the forefront, LG defeated Kiwoom and escaped from the recent 3 consecutive losses.
Oh Ji-hwan gave the team a pleasant victory by sweeping 4 RBIs on this day alone, overcoming the record of 0.189 with 3 RBIs and a batting average of 0.189 in the last 10 games. Oh Ji-hwan, who started as the 7th shortstop, withdrew after 2 outs in the 2nd inning with a ground ball to the 2nd baseman, but scored the first RBI in the 4th inning.스포츠토토
When Moon Bo-gyeong made a sacrifice bunt in the 1st and 2nd bases, Oh Ji-hwan scored two RBIs in a timely match against Eric Yokishi. Oh Ji-hwan also hit a timely hit in the middle left with 2 RBIs in the 5th inning with 2nd out and 2nd and 3rd bases. It was a hit that crushed Yokishi.
Oh Ji-hwan recorded a fly ball to right field in the 7th inning, and another at-bat came in the 9th with 2 out and 1 base, which was 9-1. However, the at-bat was replaced by pinch hitter Song Dae-hyeon. Song Dae-hyeon struck out on a swing against Yoon Jeong-hyeon and withdrew.
Oh Ji-hwan, whom we met after the game, said, “I feel like I’m going to get a feeling today, but I wanted to go to the last plate because it wasn’t finished yet. Originally, I was going to play until the beginning of the 9th inning, and (Song) Dae-hyun was only going to play big defense at the bottom of the 9th, but I said, ‘Do you want to play?’ When I asked, he said, ‘I want to hit.’ So I told the coach.”
Oh Ji-hwan seemed to recall himself in the past when he was desperate for one at-bat, saying, “I wanted to go out when I thought of myself, but how much do my juniors want to go out?” He is a ‘captain’ who conceded one of his at-bats in consideration of the situation of a junior who couldn’t confidently say that he wanted to go out first.
Regarding the team atmosphere that has recently subsided, Oh Ji-hwan said, “Last week was difficult. With 2 wins and 4 losses, NC and the series itself, which can be said to have been saved in some ways, were struggling. Even though they were in the lead, the team atmosphere suddenly went down. Let’s be bright and have fun. Let’s laugh,” he said, revealing the secret to raising the team again.
Song Dae-hyun, who was first registered in the first team on the 28th of last month, graduated from Dongguk University and joined LG at the 77th overall ranking in the 8th round this season. Oh Ji-hwan, who has now been able to take care of the hearts of his juniors who are 10 years younger than himself, is no longer awkward to be called a veteran.