Future stars who will shine Korean baseball shined the 2nd Shinsegae E-Mart Cup National High School Baseball Championship.
Deoksu High School won the 2nd Shinsegae E-Mart Cup National High School Baseball Championship held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 11th by coming from behind to defeat Gangneung High School 5-4. At Deoksu High School, it is the first national championship in two years since the 2021 Bonghwangdaegi, and the tournament is a total of three championships, including the predecessor of the Association Janggi.
In this event, with 93 teams and about 3,500 players, the largest ever, the pitchers showed outstanding performance, with only six throwing players with a maximum speed of 150 km per hour or more. Masan Yongma High School right-hander Jang Hyeon-seok (19) ran 158km, Incheon High School right-hander Kim Taek-yeon (18), Seoul High School right-hander Lee Chan-sol (18) 152km, Gangneung High School right-hander Jo Dae-hyeon (18) 151km, Jangchung High School right-hander Yuk Seon-yeop (18), Jangchung High left-hander Hwang Jun-seo (18) showed a fast pace in the order of 150km.
In the final, left-hander Jeong Hyeon-woo (17), who took the mound as the second pitcher at Deoksu High School, pitched well with 1 hit, 5 walks, 7 strikeouts and 1 run in 6⅔ innings. Gangneung High School starting pitcher Park Ji-hoon (16) made a strong impression by making a surprise performance with 6 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts and 2 runs (1 ERA) in 7 innings, even though this was his first appearance in high school.
Right-handed pitchers are particularly strong. A major league scout who watched E-Mart Bae admired, “Right pitchers are really good this year,” to Star News on the 11th, and hinted, “It is possible to fill all the first rounds of the KBO draft with right-handed pitchers.”
In addition to the six players mentioned above, Jeon Joon-pyo (18) of Seoul High School and Won Sang-hyun (19) of Busan High School are 149 km per hour, Whimoon High School Kim Hwi-gun (18), Jangchung High School Kim Yun-ha (18) are 148 km, and Gyeongbuk High Jeon Mir (18) are 147 km. Most of the right-handed pitchers who are expected to be nominated for the top ranks threw fast balls close to 150 km in this E-Mart Bae.
Some players showed off their star qualities with their own organs. Masan Yongma High School’s Jang Hyeon-seok’s 158 km/h fastball, which is rated as the biggest language in this draft, is the highest velocity in this tournament, and Hwang Jun-seo of Jangchung High School is the only left-handed pitcher to exceed 150 km among many right-handed pitchers.
Gangneung High School Cho Dae-hyun recorded a batting average of 0.481 (13 hits in 27 at-bats) and 9 RBIs in 7 games as a hitter, 2 wins and an undefeated ERA of 0.00 in 6 games as a pitcher, 20⅔ innings, 9 walks (6 walks, 3 balls that fit the body) and 30 strikeouts, recording ‘Gangneung High School’ He earned the nickname ‘Ohtani’.
Jeon Mi-re of Gyeongbuk High School also played an active role in pitching with a batting average of 0.278 (5 hits in 18 at-bats) and 10 RBIs in 7 games as a hitter, 1 win in 3 games as a pitcher, an undefeated ERA of 2.65, 6 walks in 17 innings (5 walks, 1 ball hit by the body) and 10 strikeouts. did.
Korea started 2023 bitterly by being eliminated in the first round of three consecutive matches at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). In particular, on the mound, he confirmed his skills that were far from the world level in all aspects of restraint and control. However, this year’s first national high school baseball tournament, E-Mart Bae,메이저사이트 a large number of next-generation runners who will lead Korean baseball appeared, giving hope.