Baseball’s Kiwoom Heroes handed KT Wiz, a team that seemed to have “forgotten how to lose,” its second straight loss.
Kiwoom won a 3-0 home game against KT in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Sunday behind a six-inning no-hitter by starter Kim Sun-ki and a two-run double by No. 4 hitter Song Sung-moon.
Kiwoom, which belatedly reached the 50-win plateau for the season (70 wins, 3 losses, 3 draws), secured ninth place with a three-game winning streak.
With the win, head coach Hong Won-ki, who took the helm of Kiwoom in 2021, reached the 200-win mark after three seasons and 411 games.
On the other hand, KT, which had been on a winning streak, was swept by Kiwoom for the second straight day, ending its winning streak (at least two wins out of three games) at 10 games.
It’s been 55 days since KT has lost back-to-back games since July 9 against the Suwon KIA Tigers (a four-game losing streak at the time).
Kim Sun-ki, who was given the chance to make his final start of the season, was brilliant on the mound, holding the KT bats to two runs on six hits and three walks with two strikeouts.
Kim threw a variety of pitches, including a heavy fastball (40 pitches) that topped out at 146 mph, a slider (27 pitches), slurve (18 pitches), curve (7 pitches), and a forkball (4 pitches).
It was Kim’s first win of the season (2-2, 1 save) and his first start in 841 days since September 12, 2021, against the Busan Lotte Giants.
Kiwoom left-hander Yoon Seok-won, who pitched a scoreless seventh inning with a 3-0 lead, picked up his first career hold after earning his first win the day before.
At the plate, Song Sung-moon, batting fourth, went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, while Ronnie Dawson also had a good day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored.
Kiwoom loaded the bases in the first inning on an infield single by Kim Tae-jin and consecutive walks by Kim Hye-sung and Dawson.
Song Sung-moon led off the inning with a sacrifice fly and Lee Ju-hyung followed with a single to right for a 2-0 lead.
In the third inning, leadoff hitter Dawson doubled and Song scored on an RBI single. 안전카지노사이트