SSG and NC, who were tied for third place until the last game of the regular season, will meet again. They will meet in the semi-playoffs. SSG coach Kim Won-hyung (51) has thrown his hat in the ring.
NC won 14-9 against Doosan in the first game of the 2023 KBO Wild Card Decision Game at Changwon NC Park on April 19.
After falling behind 0-3 through three innings, Seo Ho-cheol’s walk-off home run and Kim Hyung-joon’s solo shot in the bottom of the fourth made it 5-3. They then tied the game again at 5-5, but scored one run in the fifth, two in the seventh, and six in the eighth. They allowed a late rally, but it didn’t matter.
Just like that, NC is in the semi-finals. Their opponent was SSG. SSG had qualified for the semi-playoffs first, finishing in third place after a hard-fought battle at the end of the regular season. They were waiting for a partner, and NC was chosen.
They fought for third place until the end of the regular season. NC lost the last two games in Gwangju, while SSG swept Dusan in Jamsil and Munhak. Two straight losses and two straight wins. It was a close call. SSG is in third place and NC is in fourth. They will meet again in the fall baseball season.
After NC qualified for the semifinals, coach Kim Won-hyung shared his thoughts. “I thought both teams were good teams,” he said, “and rather than preparing to face any team, we are focusing on our team situation and strength.
“Bullpen pitchers focused on rest and conditioning. The starting pitchers, who need game feel, are trying to improve 먹튀검증 their conditioning with live pitching. The outfielders are focusing on teamwork,” he added.
“At the end of the regular season, the team showed a good mood, focus, and unity to win the semifinals,” said Kim Won-hyung. We will prepare well so that we can continue to show that in this series.”