LG Twins Jung Woo-young is a two-seam pitcher in the middle of 150 km. The shock of being hit in the head is hard to put into words.
On the 17th (Korean time), a dizzying scene emerged during a practice match between the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team and the NC Dinos held in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
The match was won by the national team 8-2. However, in the middle of the game in the 5th inning, Jung Woo-young’s ball fell off and hit batter Ahn Joong-yeol’s head.
Surprised, An Joong-yeol sat down and couldn’t come to his senses for a while. Fortunately, he was not injured and was replaced by Park Dae-on to prevent player injury.
Ahn Joong-yeol kept the home of the Lotte Giants until last year, but changed his uniform to NC after being nominated as a compensation player for Roh Jin-hyuk, who transferred to FA last winter.
In an interview with NC’s official YouTube channel, Ahn Joong-yeol reassured fans by smiling broadly, saying, “It’s okay. (But) I felt a threat to my life.”
Park Se-woong and Kim Won-joong, who were best friends during Lotte days, also play for the WBC national team. After the game스포츠토토, they showed a warm appearance asking Ahn Joong-yeol, “Are you okay?” Ahn Joong-yeol also expressed his gratitude, saying, “They were very close people.”
The game was played over 7 innings. Starting with Kim Gwang-hyeon, Lee Kang-cheol-ho took over the mound with Go Young-pyo, Jeong Cheol-won, Won-tae Jung Woo-yeong, Lee Eui-ri, and Ko Woo-seok. In the second inning, Kang Baek-ho’s two-run home run took the lead, and in the third inning, Choi Jung-jung’s solo shot exploded. In the 4th inning, Oh Ji-hwan’s sacrifice fly and the opponent’s error tied the score gap to 7-0.
Lee Kang-chul-ho will take a day off on the 18th. On the 19th, training, and on the 20th, a practice match against the KIA Tigers.
Regarding Ahn Joong-yeol’s condition, an official from the NC club said, “It’s okay. He is digesting all training normally without any problems.”
However, in the 5th inning, Jung Woo-young, who climbed the mound, gave away 2 points, and in the 7th, Park Hae-min added 1 point due to a timely hit, and the game ended.