The Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) won their first game of the season behind Kim Yoo-seong’s debut victory and home runs from Yang Seok-hwan and Yang Ji-hyun.

Doosan won 10-5 against the Hanwha Eagles of the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League on Saturday at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea.

Kim Yoo-seong, who earned his first career first-team start, pitched five innings of two-run ball to earn his first professional victory. Yang Seok-hwan and Yang Ji-hyun both stole bases and exploded for home runs to knock out Hanwha Express rookie Hwang Jun-seo. Hwang Jun-seo struggled with six runs in 3⅔ innings to fall to 2-1 on the season.

Seventh-ranked Doosan, which has won two straight, improved to 14-16 on the season. Eighth-place Hanwha, meanwhile, dropped to 11-17 with a team-high sixth straight loss.

Meanwhile, Hanwha became the first KBO club to sell out 13 consecutive home games, as all 12,000 seats were filled as of 6:48 p.m. on Sunday. The team broke Samsung’s 29-year-old record of 12 games set in 1995, but failed to live up to its fans’ loyal support as it failed to end its losing streak.

Doosan substitute Kim Yoo-sung overcomes first-inning crisis to earn debut win

Right-hander Kim Yoo-seong, 바카라사이트 making his first career start, pitched five innings of three-hit ball (one home run) with two walks and four strikeouts to earn his first win.

The first inning got off to a shaky start. After Hanwha walked Choi In-ho to lead off the inning, Jonathan Peraza’s bunt was dropped in front of the left-field fence, putting runners on first and second with no outs. But he got out of the jam by striking out the next batter, Noh Si-hwan, on three pitches. Noh froze on a low, outside slider, unable to get a bat on it.

Kim Yoo-sung then threw Chae Eun-sung two low fastballs after the first pitch. Chae Eun-sung’s bat stopped on the way out, but the ball hit the tip of the bat and rolled toward first base for a ground ball. With runners on first and second and two outs, Kim got Ahn Chi-hong to fly out to shortstop on a slider in two pitches to end the inning without allowing a run.

Gaining confidence, Kim struck out Hwang Young-mook on a fly ball to right field, Lim Jong-chan on a fly ball to left field, and Park Sang-un on a wild pitch to end the inning. Park was hit by a five-pitch forkball through the high zone. In the third, Jung grounded out to first, Choi In-ho flied out to center, and Peraza struck out swinging to retire the next nine batters. Peraza was timed out on a high slider by Kim Yoo-seong.

The first run came in the fourth inning.

After Noh Si-hwan grounded out to third, Chae Eun-sung hit a solo home run to left. The three-pitch 137-kilometer slider was driven to center field. It was Chae’s second home run of the season. But after striking out Ahn Chi-hong on a slider and getting Hwang Young-mook to fly out to center field on the first pitch of the inning, Kim Yoo-sung gave up a walk to Park Sang-un and then gave up a double to Choi In-ho in right-center. But he got Peraza to ground out to shortstop on a low slider to end the inning and earn his first win of the season.

Totaled 74 pitches, 45 strikes and 29 balls. His fastball (50) topped out at 149 mph and averaged 145 mph, with a mix of slider (22), curveball and forkball (one over). He used his slider as his deciding pitch, striking out three batters.

Hwang Jun-seo takes advantage of Doosan, Yang Seok-hwan and Yang Ji steal bases + home run

The Doosan offense also took advantage of Hanwha’s No. 1 overall pick, Hwang Jun-seo. Yang Seok-hwan led off the second inning with a solo shot to left. Hwang Jun-seo’s second pitch was a low, 125-kilometer forkball that he took over the left-field fence. It traveled 125 meters, his fourth home run of the season. Yang tilted his head in disappointment as he was hit, but the ball stretched further than he expected and became a home run.

In the third inning,

Heo Kyung-min hit an infield single in front of the pitcher, and Hwang Jun-seo’s throwing error at first base gave him a chance to steal second base. After Yang Ji and Kim Jae-hwan drew back-to-back walks to load the bases, Doosan got a lucky infield hit when Kang Seung-ho hit a sacrifice fly to right field and Yang Seok-hwan’s mis-hit grounder to third base rolled slowly. Yang came home from third on the play, and Doosan extended the lead to 4-0 on Henry Ramos’ sacrifice fly to center field.

In the fourth inning, Yang’s bats came alive. After Heo singled up the middle two batters later, Yang lifted a low, 125-kilometer forkball from Hwang Jun-seo over the left-center field fence. It traveled 125 meters, his fourth home run of the season. Hwang Jun-seo suffered his first loss of the season (2-1) after giving up six runs on six hits (two homers) in 3⅔ innings with five walks and two strikeouts. His pitches were shakier than usual, and he struggled to keep runners in scoring position, giving up a double to Yang Ji-hye in the first and a triple to Yang Seok-hwan in the third.

After Hanwha tied the game with a solo home run by Chae Eun-sung in the fourth, Doosan answered with two runs in the fifth. Again against Hanwha reliever Han Seung-hyuk, the runs came two batters later. Ramos singled to right and Kim Ki-yeon singled to left, putting runners on first and second with Han Seung-hyuk throwing a wild pitch. After advancing the runners by one base, Park Jun-young singled to left to score two more runs and secure the win for Doosan.

In the seventh inning,

Kang Seung-ho walked and stole second before Yang Seok-hwan hit a single to right off Hanwha’s Kim Bum-soo, capping a three-hit, three-RBI performance. Yang went 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks. The entire lineup was evenly matched at the plate, 사설 토토사이트 with Jeong Soo-bin and Ramos each going 1-for-2 and Heo Kyung-min going 1-for-2.

Hanwha rallied in the seventh inning when Peraza drove a five-pitch fastball from Lee Young-ha over the left-field wall for a two-run blast, but it wasn’t enough to overturn the deficit. Peraza had two hits, including his eighth home run of the season, and Chae Eun-sung and Choi In-ho each had two hits and one RBI, but the center fielder was unable to capitalize on a bases-loaded opportunity in the first inning. Noh Si-hwan went 0-for-5 with a walk.