KIA Tigers cried due to bad luck.
KIA played a home game against the Doosan Bears at Kia Champions메이저놀이터Field in Gwangju on the 15th.
In the bottom of the second inning, when KIA was losing 0-1, leadoff hitter Choi Hyeong-woo reached base with a double. One out and third base on Kim Sun-bin’s ground ball. Follow-up batter Lee Woo-seong hit a ground ball toward third baseman Heo Gyeong-min.
Heo Gyeong-min returned the ball to first base. However, the first baseman was unable to catch it, and the ball fell backwards. Third base runner Choi Hyeong-woo is safe.
The accident occurred between first and second base. Lee Woo-sung aimed to advance on base while watching the batted ball fall. However, as soon as Lee Woo-seong reached first base, he collided with first base umpire Na Gwang-nam.
Referee Na and Woo-sung Lee fell to the ground due to a strong collision. According to the rules, collisions with referees are not considered interference. Doosan immediately tagged Lee Woo-sung and he was ruled out.
In the end, there were no runners on base with 2 outs, and the inning ended when Hwang Dae-in got a strike not out (catcher tagged out).