‘4th batter sliding headfirst’ LG Twins Austin gritted his teeth and ran and ran until he was out, holding on to third base and taking a deep breath.토토사이트
The game between KIA Tigers and LG Twins held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 8th. Austin, who started as first baseman No. 4, rushed toward first base from his first at-bat.
After one out in the first inning, LG took a 1-0 lead thanks to Shin Min-jae’s walk and Kim Hyun-soo’s timely hit to go first. Austin, the 4th hitter, hit a slider on the 4th pitch from 2B 1S in a match against KIA starter Yoon Young-cheol.
Austin’s strong batted ball seemed to pass through third baseman Kim Do-young and pass through the infield. At this time, shortstop Park Chan-ho caught the batted ball and sprayed the ball toward first base.
Austin, who was sprinting right after hitting, launched himself toward first base at the same time as shortstop Chan-ho Park’s throw. There was no need to overdo it from the beginning of the game, but Austin, who had a strong competitive spirit, did his best until the end even after hitting an infield ground ball from the first at-bat in the first inning.
First base umpire Lee Min-ho declared the ball out, saying the ball arrived first. After admitting that he was out, Austin looked at first base several times with regret and headed to the dugout.
Even though he was out, his teammates applauded Austin’s fighting spirit as he slid headfirst from the first inning.
Austin, the number 4 hitter who always throws his weight when he sees potential, ‘his uniform is covered in dirt’
Austin entered the dugout, shaking off his dirt-covered uniform, breathing heavily and preparing for the next inning.
Austin, who was ahead 1-0 in the fourth inning and got on base with one out and a walk, ran past second base and toward third base the moment the follow-up hitter Bo-kyung Moon’s batted ball passed through shortstop Chan-ho Park.
The moment center fielder Choi Won-jun quickly threw the ball toward third base, runner Austin again slid headfirst and touched the third base.
While sliding headfirst to third base, Austin’s steps got twisted and he slid unevenly. Although he made the save, he unintentionally caught the brake with his face.
In a situation where it was difficult to get to third base due to a short hit, Austin played an active base running game to get one more base. After exchanging a high five with coach Park Yong-geun, he took a deep breath.
Austin, holding the third base and breathing heavily, says, ‘It’s so hard.’
Afterwards, when Oh Ji-hwan’s fly ball to center field, Austin tagged up and flew toward home, scoring an additional point. When Austin, who scored with his feet, entered the dugout, coach Yeom Kyung-yeop welcomed him warmly and patted his head.
Austin, who did his best at every moment, once at first base in the first inning and again at third base to reach both bases during a short hit in the fourth inning, scored an additional run by hitting home on Oh Ji-hwan’s timely hit after hitting a single in the top of the sixth inning.
As the score grew to 6-0, manager Yeom Kyung-yeop, mindful of a doubleheader the next day, removed fourth hitter Austin and replaced Jeong Ju-hyun as first baseman from the 6th inning defense.
LG, whose batting line exploded in the first game of the four-game series, won a landslide 12 to 2.