“I had a dream of hitting a home run”… Even the ‘special rookie’ who threw 160km was nervous before his debut

 “I remember hitting a home run in the second group…”

Kim Seo-hyeon (19, Hanwha Eagles) took the mound in the home game against Doosan Bears held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 19th, recording 1 inning, 2 strikeouts and no runs.

Kim Seo-hyun, who was nominated by Hanwha as the first overall pick in the first round of the 2023 rookie draft, threw 5 innings in 5 exhibition games and showed a powerful appearance by recording an average ERA of 1.80 in 3 holds, but joining the opening entry failed.

After additional maintenance in the Futures League, he was registered as a first-team entry 19 days after the opening.토스카지노

From the first appearance, the situation was close. Kim Seo-hyun, who came up to the mound in the 7th inning with a score of 5-5, caught the first batter, Jose Rojas, with a shortstop grounder, and then struck out both Heo Gyeong-min and Lee Yu-chan.

While Kim Seo-Hyun kept the first inning well, Hanwha scored an extra point in the 8th inning and won 7-6.

After the game, Kim Seo-hyun said, “I heard about the call-up at 10 o’clock last night.”

On this day, Kim Seo-hyun threw a ball with a maximum speed of 157.9 km, an official KBO record. Based on ‘Trackman’, it is 160.1km. As much as Moon Dong-joo, who was one year older, broke the 160km barrier with the official KBO record, Kim Seo-hyun could also be greedy. Kim Seo-hyun said, “Rather than being conscious of the restraints, the fans came and it was a night game, so I put more strength into my body and it worked out better.”

Coach Subero emphasized the use of a fastball instead of a slider to Kim Seo-hyun. The reason is that he used a lot of breaking balls because he was trying not to fit. Kim Seo-hyun said, “I gained confidence because I used a lot of fastballs in the second group.”

Regarding the part where he struck out ‘national third baseman’ Heo Kyung-min, he smiled and said, “I was lucky. It’s a high-going ball in 3B2S, so batters don’t swing, but luckily the swing came out and I think I was lucky to strike out the first time.” built

Kim Seo-hyun continued, “My balance has improved a lot. The bullpen catchers also said that I have a sense of stability.”

Kim Seo-hyun, who hit her first home run in the Futures League. He had nightmares ahead of his first team appearance. Kim Seo-hyun smiled, saying, “I slept for a while before today’s game, and I had a dream that I was hit by a home run. I was a little anxious because it came out as a dream that I was hit by a home run in the second group. But I’m glad that I was well prepared.”

Kim Seo-hyun said, “There can’t be a game like today every day. But I will try to survive so that I can go steadily like today.”

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