No. 1 on the ‘I’m OK to pitch anytime!” hold
No. 1 on the ‘I’m OK to pitch anytime!” hold, a surefire must-have on the national team…”I just know I have to stop them”
“I wanted to help the team win in any way I could, and even though I was pitching in a crunch situation, I knew I had to close it out.”
Park Young-hyun, a key member of the KT Wiz pitching staff, proved to be the most reliable card in the Hangzhou Asian Games squad.
The second-year pitcher has 32 holds (2.82 ERA) this season, ranking first in the category. She has a seven-point lead over second-place Noh Kyung-eun (SSG). The rookie is a lock to win his first title.
After entering the ‘promised land’ of Hangzhou, China, on March 28, Noh said, “I’m excited and nervous to enter the final. My nickname in the national team right now is Yardstick. I’m in really good shape and I’m confident whenever I go out there.”
“Every game is important, starting with the group stage, and I will do my best to live up to the faith they have in me,” Park added.
Park pitched both games against Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei, tossing 2 1/3 innings of one-hit ball with five strikeouts and no walks. Taking over for Jang Hyun-seok in the eighth inning of the first game against Hong Kong, Park struck out Roh Horam and Chang Chen-yiu in succession to end the inning with a 3-0 lead.
With the bases loaded, he gave up a single to Chung Hoi-ting, but induced Mahon into a foul fly to the catcher to end the inning. South Korea added seven runs in the bottom of the eighth to complete the 10-0 cold game victory. Park Young-hyun earned the save.
Took the mound with runners on second and third in the sixth inning of an 0-2 loss to Chinese Taipei on Feb. 2 and retired all three batters he faced – Lin Chia-chung, Tseng Chong-zer and Lin Zhiwei. Despite the team’s 0-4 loss, Park’s performance was not without applause.
“I wanted to help the team win somehow, and even though I was pitching in a crunch situation, I knew I had to shut them down,” Park said.
“In the first game, I think I needed a little time to adjust to the mound and the field. Today, I settled in perfectly and my pitches were good and my delivery was good. I will always think of the Taeguk Mark and pitch for the team to win in any situation.”
Meanwhile, South Korea, who have a 1-1 record in Group B, 바카라사이트 will play Thailand in their third game on Wednesday.