Kiwoom Heroes Kim Hye-seong (24) stirred the ground with quick feet and led the team to escape from three consecutive victories.
Kim Hye-seong started as second baseman 3 times in the match against Doosan Bears in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 18th, and played an active role with 1 hit, 2 points and 2 walks in 2 at-bats.
In the first inning, where Kiwoom was losing 0-1, Kim Hye-seong, who faced Doosan starting pitcher Kim Dong-ju, scored a walk and connected a chance with 1 company, 1st and 2nd base. In Edison Russell’s two-run double, he ran from first base to home and scored a comeback at once. It was not easy to hit the ball home, but she succeeded in scoring by making good use of her unique quick feet.
Kim Hye-seong, who met Dong-ju Kim again as the lead batter in the 3rd inning, managed to walk on base again this time. And in Russell’s one-run double, he ran from first base to home again and recorded an important additional point. In the 5th inning, he hit a double against Lee Hyeong-beom and advanced to the third base with a wild throw, but the follow-up hit didn’t lead to a run.
In the 7th inning, Kim Hye-seong, who was withdrawn with a grounder from second baseman, made a sacrifice fly in the 8th inning with 1 out on 2nd and 3rd base, and scored an RBI that put a wedge in the game. Kiwoom escaped a three-game losing streak with a 7-3 victory.
Kiwoom, who had been in a three-game losing streak recently, had ace Ahn Woo-jin scramble that day. An Woo-jin threw 35 pitches in the first inning only and gave up the first run, but Kiwoom’s batting line immediately counterattacked from the first inning. In particular, Kim Hye-seong was able to solve the game in an advantageous position as he made a come-from-behind goal with his quick feet.
Kim Hye-seong has mainly been a table setter this season, but in May, Lee Jung-hoo, the leading hitter, started to appear as the first hitter, and he is mainly in charge of the third hitter. In her central batting line, Kim Hye-sung perfectly plays the role of a bridge between Lee Jung-hoo and Russell.
Coach Hong Won-ki said in an interview before the game that day, “I’m still thinking about whether it’s better to put Lee Jung-hoo and Kim Hye-seong together, or drop them and let one of them go in. Depending on the situation, it may be changed, but I am still trying to go out in the current batting order.” 안전놀이터
In Kiwoom, Lee Jeong-hoo’s batting average started to rise in the first batting order, and the pace gradually increased throughout the batting line. Kim Hye-seong is also playing her role in the 3rd batting order, bringing vitality to the batting line. Fans are looking forward to seeing how Kim Hye-seong, who is having her best season, will perform for the rest of the season.