Magical 4 streak… kt wiz wins first Korean series

The youngest professional baseball team, kt wiz, won the Korean Series for the first time in 8 years of its founding.

KT defeated the Doosan Bears 8-4 in Game 4 of the 2021 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Postseason Korea Series (KS, 4 wins out of 7), which ended at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 18th.

With a series record of 4 wins and no losses, kt became the KBO League champion in 2021 by winning the regular league and Korean series for the first time in 8 years since its foundation in 2013 and 7 seasons after entering the first team stage in 2015.

Doosan, who achieved the feat of advancing to the KS for the first time in history for seven consecutive years, starting from the wild card game, stayed runner-up for two years in a row by reducing the limitations of physical strength.

kt is the ninth team in history to finish the KS with 4 wins and no losses. KT also continued the history of 100% (12 times) winning champagne by the team that had 3 wins and no losses.

In addition, in a postseason playoff where he played for the first time last year, he lost to Doosan by 1 win and 3 losses and paid off the debt that gave him a ticket to the Korean Series in just one year.

kt beat Doosan’s brunt with a strong starting baseball and kissed the trophy.

William Cuevas, Sojoon Sok, Audrisamer Despaine, and Bae Seong-seong, all four kt starting pitchers who took a 13-day rest after winning the regular league first-place match and started in the KS, all won the victory.

It is the first time in the history of kt to fill all victories with starting wins in the KS 4 wins undefeated series.

The contrast between kt, which had only one win left, and Doosan, who stood on the edge of a cliff after losing three in a row, was clearly divided in the beginning.

In KS, KT’s bat, which hit a team batting average of 0.264, which was more than 5 cents higher than Doosan’s, exploded once.

As the leader Cho Yong-ho walked on base, the 2nd Hwang Jae-gyun called Cho Yong-ho into the home with a double hitting the left center.

KT, who took the lead in just two batters, added one point with Jang Seong-woo’s right-handed hit in the left center, which broke out at first and third base, followed by Kang Baek-ho’s ground ball and Yuhan-jun’s walk.

Bae Jeong-dae, who came out of 2-2, 1st and 3rd base, also hit a heavy hit by one run and run away 3-0.

Doosan hastily lowered starting Kwak Bin and put in Lee Seung-jin, who caught Shin Bon-ki with a floating ball in center field and put out the fire.

In the second inning, as leader Woo-Jun Shim came on base with a third baseman infield hit, KT started to score additional goals.

When Cho Yong-ho sent Shim Woo-jun to second base with a send bunt, Hwang Jae-gyun roared with a single RBI double that cut the right-middle this time.

In 4-0, kt tied 2 companies 1st and 3rd base with Kang Baek-ho’s ball deep in the outfield and Yuhan-jun’s walk.

Then, Jared Hoying attacked Doosan’s left-hander, Choi Seung-yong, and hit the heavy hit, gradually leaning towards kt.

When Seung-Jin Lee collapsed, Doosan replaced Seung-Jo Pil, Seung-Yong Choi, Hwi Kwon, and Myeong-Shin Kim in turn to prevent additional goals and see an opportunity to counterattack.

Doosan, who was led by kt starter Bae Seong-seong without a hit, unraveled the lead in the fourth inning with a left-handed double from leader Park Geon-woo.

Kim Jae-hwan quickly pierced the first base line and fired a second base shot toward right fielder in the first base third base, which was followed by a fierce battle of exclusion.

However, as Kang Seung-ho’s well hit ball went straight to center fielder and Yang Seok-hwan struck out, he couldn’t catch up any longer.

After being chased 5-1, kt ran right away in the 5th inning.

Shin Bon-gi, who played at second base instead of Park Kyung-soo, who ended the season due to a torn right calf muscle, pulled Kim Myung-shin’s slider and poured cold water on the Doosan cheering table with a solo arch of conversion that slightly crossed the left fence.

When Bae Seong-seong, who had thrown well with one run until the 5th inning, gave Jung Soo-bin a walk at the end of the 6th inning and allowed Park Geon-woo to hit a double that hit the top of the right fence, KT manager Lee Kang-cheol put his powers into evolution.

As Joo-gwon was chased 3-6 by Fernandes with two RBIs in the left middle at 2nd and 3rd base, Park Si-young went up to the mound as KT’s third pitcher and struck out Kang Seung-ho, cooking Yang Seok-hwan with a shortstop ground ball. sighed.

In the bottom of the 7th, the kt center fielder assignment team cleared the last problem with a lake rain that was cleared with a sliding catch while flooding Jung Soo-bin’s batted ball from 2nd and 2nd base in the 7th inning.

kt was virtually the winner with cannons at the end of the match.

kt foreign batter Jared Hoing pulled a fastball from Doosan finisher Kim Kang-ryul’s body in the first base of the 8th, leading 6-3, and shot a winning two-run shot down the right display board.

Doosan ignited the final spark with Kim Jae-hwan’s solo home run in the bottom of the 8th, but the gap was too big to reverse.

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