Kang Ri-ho (Gapyeong Wales), who is playing in the independent league after failing to sign a professional baseball FA contract, failed to advance to the final of the ‘2023 KBO DREAM CUP Independent Baseball Tournament’.
Gapyeong Wales lost 2-10 in the semi-final against Yeoncheon Miracle held at KBO Baseball Center in Hoengseong, Gangwon-do on the 11th. Kang Ri-ho took the mound as a relief pitcher that day and recorded 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 2 runs in 3 innings. His highest speed was 139 km.
Kang Ri-ho took the mound as the second pitcher from 1st base in the 3rd inning, behind 0-3. He turned the first batter, Jeon Tae-joon, into a looking strikeout with 2 balls and 2 strikes. Inducing Lee Seong-shin with a shortstop ground ball, ending the inning with a double hit that led to second base and first base.
In the fourth inning, the lead batter was induced to ground the third baseman, but the third baseman made a catch error. Kang Ri-ho quickly caught the follow-up hitter’s bunt ball and threw it to second base. He caught a strikeout with a 136km fastball from 1st out and 1st base.
A wild throw came out from 2nd and 1st base, and the runner on 1st advanced to 2nd base. He reached base with a walk on a full count. In the meantime, the runner on second base succeeded in stealing the base on third base. However, in the 2nd, 1st and 3rd bases, the shortstop grounded the ball without conceding.
As the number of pitches increased, he conceded runs. In the 5th inning, the lead batter was put out with a ground ball to the first baseman. The next batter allowed on base with a walk. At 1 out 1 base, he allowed Jeon Tae-joon to hit the right fence with a one-bound double.
In the 1st out 2nd and 3rd base crisis, when Seongshin Lee grounded the 3rd baseman, the 3rd baseman chose to throw home, but the tag was delayed as the ball flew high and slightly to the side of the catcher. He allowed the first run as a fielder choice. After that, he allowed hits to the left from 1st, 1st and 3rd bases, and the score widened to 1-5.
He was driven to the bases loaded crisis with balls that hit his body from 1st and 1st and 2nd bases. Park Chan-hyung’s ground ball was hit by the first baseman, stepped on the first base, threw it home, and even tagged out the runner on third base to block the run.
Kang Ri-ho pitched in one game in the preliminaries and pitched well with 6 innings, 1 strikeout, 1 walk and no runs. However, he performed poorly in the semifinals, allowing 2 runs in 3 innings. The team failed to advance to the finals. 먹튀검증
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