[Bonghwangdae] Gyeongdong High School thrilled to reach nationals for first time in 24 years…semifinal lineup confirmed
Daegu Go defeats Gyeongnam Go 9-8 at the end of Cheonsinman Go
Gyeongdong-Daegu, Segwang-Daegu Sangwon in quarterfinals
Gyeongdong High School players celebrate as they run onto the field after winning 4-2 against Pohang Steel in the quarterfinals of the 51st Bonghwangdae National High School Baseball Tournament at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul on Friday. Gyeongdong High, a former baseball powerhouse, reached the quarterfinals of the national tournament for the first time in 24 years after a long slump. By Ko Young-kwon
Gyeongdong High School, which was at its peak in 1959 and 1960 when Baek Incheon, the only “four-hole hitter” in Korean professional baseball history, played, has reached the quarterfinals of the national tournament after a long downturn. The team almost dropped the match to Daegu, but came from behind to reach the quarterfinals.
온라인카지노Gyeongdong High School defeated Pohang Steel 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the 51st Bonghwangdae National High School Baseball Tournament at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul on Friday. This is the first time the team has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Bonghwangdae, and the first time in 24 years since the 1999 Golden Lion. The last team to win the national championship was the 1960 Golden Lion and Blue Dragon.
“They were abandoned in middle school, but they stuck together and made it this far despite the difficulties,” said Gyeongdongo head coach Kim Chul, who was overwhelmed with emotion as the team came close to winning the national title after 63 years. He added, “Gyeongdong Go has been very depressed, but I hope we can achieve a revival through the quarterfinals of the phoenix tournament.” He emphasized, “The goal is to win.”
In the next match, Daegu Go defeated Gyeongnam Go 9-8 to join the quarterfinals. Daegu, which has held the green phoenix three times in 2008, 2010, and 2018, is aiming to regain supremacy after five years. “We have a lot of ties with the phoenix, so we really want to win,” said Daegu head coach Son Kyung-ho.
As a result, the quarterfinals of the tournament will be played between Seadoo Sangwon Go and Gyeongdong Go. The semifinals will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the 6th at the same venue.
Gyeongdong 4-2 Pohang Steel
Daegu High 9-8 Gyeongnam High (odd man out)
Gyeongnam High’s Kang Byeong-wook (left) attempts to kill a run in the bottom of the third inning during the quarterfinal game against Daegu High at the 51st Bonghwangdae National High School Baseball Tournament at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul on Friday. By Ko Young-kwon
Gyeongdong High took an early lead and never relinquished it. In the bottom of the first inning, a double by Yoo Byung-sun (3 years), a walk to Kim Dong-hyun (2 years), and a single to right by Lee Tae-hoon (2 years) loaded the bases before Kang Seo-bin (3 years) hit a leadoff double to right-center field. In the ensuing two-out rally, No. 5 Choi Sung-min (2) singled up the middle to bring home both runners.
Trailing 4-0 in the top of the sixth, Pohang pulled within one run on an RBI single by Yoon Yoo-seop (3) and threatened to rally in the bottom of the inning, but came up short. Leadoff hitter Song Jae-hwa (3 years) hit an infield single and the next batter, Lee Do-hyun (2 years), lined a double down the right field line, but Lee Jae-yong was caught in an overthrow and tagged out at second base. With no runners on base and the bases loaded, the pendulum swung sharply in favor of Kyungdongo.
Gyeongdongo starter Han Do-hyeop (3rd year) pitched four innings of three-hit ball to secure the victory, while Yoo Byung-sun, who started at first base and came on as a reliever, pitched 3.2 innings of three-hit ball, striking out four and allowing one run.
Daegu took an 8-1 lead into the sixth inning and looked to be in control, but allowed Gyeongnam to rally in the seventh. Gyeongnam scored one run in the top of the seventh on a wild pitch and then cut the deficit to 4-8 on Choi Tae-won’s (3) two-run double up the middle. Four pitches later, Park Hyun-seo (2) hit a two-run double to load the bases and Lee Hee-sung (3) drove in a run on a wild pitch to cut the deficit to one. In the top of the eighth, a tying sacrifice fly by Joo Yang-jun (2) finally tied the game at 8-8.
However, Daegu scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth off the foot of Son Woo-hyun (3). With one out, Son reached on an infield single and advanced to second on a throwing error by the shortstop. With Lee Seung-min (3) at bat, Son stole third and came home on Lee’s grounder to the third baseman to tie the game.