Geelong Korea escaped a 2-game losing streak.
Geelong Korea won 9-5 in the 2022-2023 Australian Professional Baseball (ABL) Auckland Tuatara match held at the Geelong Baseball Center in Victoria, Australia on the 14th (Korean time). 1 win after 2 losses in a row. This is the 13th win (21st loss) of the season.
Geelong, who gave up the previous two games, took the lead in the second inning. After two outs, Lee Jin-young’s infield hit and Park Chan-hyuk’s double, followed by Cho Hyung-woo’s two RBIs, took a 2-0 lead.
Oakland immediately tied the game with Jack Berry’s two-run four in the third inning. Then, Geelong took a 4-2 lead again in the bottom of the 3rd inning with Song Chan-eui hitting the same 2-run home run.
In the top of the 4th, Oakland again counterattacked. In the first and second base chances created by hits and walks after one out, Lylin hit a come-from-behind three-run homer. The shaky Geelong starter Park Yun-chul gave up the mound to Oh Se-hoon after allowing walks and hits. Oh Se-hoon, who appeared in a crisis situation, extinguished the fire urgently by judging and checking the floating ball. 안전놀이터
Overcoming the crisis, Geelong completely overturned the game in the 5th inning. Following consecutive hits by Shin Jun-woo and Kim Kyu-seong, Kim Joo-seong tied the score with a ground ball. Then, third baseman Jason Matthews made an error on Kim Tae-yeon’s batted ball, and Geelong reversed the score to 6-5. Afterwards, the score widened to 9-5 as Oakland’s defense was confused by mistakes and fielder selection.
Afterwards, the attacks of both teams calmed down and the game ended without additional goals. Geelong starter Park Yun-cheol was sluggish with 5 runs and 4 walks in 3⅓ innings, but the pitching team led by Oh Se-hoon (2⅔ innings), Oh Yun-seong (2 innings), and Choi Ji-min (1 inning) secured the back door. On the other line, Song Chan-eui, who hit consecutive home runs two days ago, hit his 7th home run of the Australian League season, Cho Hyung-woo had 2 RBIs), and Kim Joo-seong, Kim Tae-yeon, and Kwon Kwang-min each had 1 RBI.