‘Two Lake Rains + Final Hits’ Bo Kyung Moon
“I don’t put a lot of stock in the outcome today.”
Moon went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a game-winning hit, but he doesn’t make a big deal out of it. National baseball team infielder Moon Bo-kyung (23-LG Twins) is calmly and quietly preparing for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
Moon went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs as the No. 5 hitter and first baseman in the final evaluation game against Sangsung at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Saturday. Moon hit a single to left in the first inning against Moon Dong-joo (Hanwha) and a double to left with runners on first and second in the sixth inning against Kim Young-kyu (NC) in relief to lead the national team to a 2-0 victory.
Not only did she swing for the fences, but she also came up big on two occasions while playing first base instead of her primary position (third base). In the top of the first inning, Moon made a flying catch of a 1-2 pitch from Kim Joo-won (NC), who was playing for Commerce, with no outs. In the top of the seventh inning, she made a solid catch on a hard-hit line drive in front of the first baseman to end the inning.
Speaking to reporters after the game on the 26th, Moon said, “I don’t put much importance on the result. I just played with the idea of finding the right timing for my shots.” National team coach Ryu Jung-il said after the game, “Moon showed particularly good form.”
Moon is likely to be deployed in the center of the batting order at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Before the game, Ryu said, “The cleanup trio of Noh Si-hwan, Kang Baek-ho, and Moon Bok-kyung is the best lineup,” meaning that Moon was selected to bat in the 3-5 spot.
“I’ll just do my best in the situation I’m given,” Moon said.
When asked about the decision to play Moon at first base, Ryu said, “Moon will switch with Noh Si-hwan depending on the situation. We are practicing both first and third base at the same time.”
It’s not a position he’s used to playing, but he’s already impressed Ryu with his two starts at first base. “I don’t think there’s much 사설토토 difference between third base and first base. When I practice defense, I play both third and first base,” she said.
With a career-high .304 (139-for-457) batting average, .833 OPS and 10 home runs in 126 games this season, Moon Bo-kyung is the new center fielder for the Korean National Baseball Team and will now lead South Korea to its fourth consecutive Asian Games baseball title. “I will play confidently and unafraid in every game,” Moon vowed.
Meanwhile, the baseball team, led by Ryu Jung-il, will have a final training session on Oct. 27 before departing for Hangzhou, China, on Oct. 28. The first game of the group stage will be on October 1.