Geelong Korea, which participated in the Australian Professional Baseball League (ABL) for the first time in three years, completed its three-month schedule. Geelong Korea played all 40 regular league schedules for the 2022-23 season, ending with an away game against the Adelaide Giants held at Dycolor Australia Stadium on the 22nd.
Geelong Korea recorded 13 wins and 27 losses, finishing 7th overall and failing to advance to the postseason. It was the best performance since the 2018-19 season when he first participated in the Grana ABL. The team broke the record for the most consecutive wins (four consecutive wins) this season, and scored 23 points, the most points in one game, against Adelaide on November 20th.
메이저놀이터 In terms of individual grades, he also left a meaningful report card. Song Chan-eui (LG Twins), who wielded a strong bat throughout the season, maintained a batting average in the 40% range until the second half of the season and competed for the batting title. He had a final batting average of .324.
Song Chan-eui was selected as the best hitter of the week in the Australian League for the first and second rounds. The bat of Ha Jae-hoon (SSG Landers) was also hot. He appeared in 21 games and finished third in the category with 11 home runs.
Kim Gyu-seong (KIA Tigers) also recorded a batting average of close to 30% (208 100). Kwon Kwang-min (Hanwha Eagles), who joined late, also exceeded the batting average of 30% (3040),
and Jang Jae-young (Kiwoom Heroes) played an outstanding role on the mound. He returned to Korea after round 6 and posted a record of 1 win, 2 losses and an ERA of 3.30. In 30 innings he pitched, he struck out 37 and gave up only 9 walks.
Jang Jae-young broke the record for the most innings pitched by a team by throwing 8 innings in his last appearance, and was also named the best pitcher of the week for the 6th round.
In the bullpen, Choi Ji-min (KIA) and Kim Tae-hyeon (NC Dinos), who were in charge of the back gate, performed well. Both pitchers posted 3 holds and 2 saves side by side. In addition, Choi Ji-min and Kim Tae-hyun recorded an average ERA of 1.47 and 2.20, respectively.
There was also an unusual record. Goo Dae-seong, the first coach of Geelong Korea, took the mound as an active player again after four years and set a new record as an active professional pitcher in his 50s.
Former manager Koo pitched in three games after joining in the 10th round, finishing 2.1 innings with an ERA of 0 without an earned run.
Ha Jae-hoon and Jang Jae-young played both pitchers and hitters in the ABL. The Geelong Korea team will arrive at Incheon International Airport on Cathay Pacific flight 410 (CX410) at 1:55 pm on the 23rd.