‘Daejeon native’ SSG 2R rookie Song Young-jin, 3 innings 3K that changed the flow… Surprisingly good fight in hometown.
Song Young-jin, a native of Daejeon, showed off the best pitching in his hometown.
Song Young-jin, a rookie of SSG Landers, showed a relief appearance and cleanly blocked 3 innings in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League regular season away game against Hanwha Eagles held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 8th.
Song Young-jin took the mound for relief from the 메이저놀이터4th inning as starter Kim Gwang-hyun gave up 5 runs in 3 innings. He played head-to-head with the hot Hanwha lineup with a fastball in the mid-140km range. And he changed the flow of the one-sided game.
Song Young-jin threw 42 balls in 3 innings that day and did not get a single hit. He cooled off Hanwha’s bat with 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and no runs. His second appearance also ended successfully after 1.2 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks and no runs against the KIA Tigers on the 2nd.
Commentator Kim Tae-hyeong, who watched Song Young-jin on the field that day, said, “Even though he is a rookie, his commands are really good. He has confidence in himself, so he can fight boldly.”
In fact, Youngjin Song is a native of Daejeon. He was born and raised in Daejeon and learned baseball at Daejeon Yucheon Elementary School, Hanbat Middle School, and Daejeon High School. Last year, he led his alma mater to the top of the Presidential Cup for the first time in 28 years. However, SSG was able to hold Song Young-jin in its arms as Hanhwa nominated Moon Hyun-bin in the second round.
According to SSG officials, Song Young-jin’s parents visited Eagles Park that day and cheered for them. He also told the behind story that it must have been special because he had the experience of throwing a ball at Eagles Park.
Is that why? The performance of Youngjin Song, who received a hometown buff, also energized the SSG lineup, eventually creating a 5-5 tie. And in the 10th inning of overtime, Hanwha Yasujin’s mistake reversed and eventually won 7-5.