‘Ko Young-pyo 7th inning 5K no-hitter + Kim Sang-soo final hit’ KT defeats Kiwoom 4-1

KT Wiz held off Kiwoom Heroes ace Ahn Woo-jin to avenge a midweek loss in the first game of a three-game series.

KT won 4-1 against Kiwoom in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Thursday. With the win, KT evened its three-game midweek series at 1-1.스포츠토토

Starting pitcher Ko Young-pyo earned his third win of the season with seven innings of four-hit, five-strikeout ball. The bullpen of Park Young-hyun (one scoreless inning) and Kim Jae-yoon (one run in one inning) preserved the win. At the plate, Kim Sang-soo went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs, and one run scored. Anthony Alford also contributed with four hits, two doubles, one RBI, and one run scored.

Kiwoom got no defensive help from ace Ahn Woo-jin, who took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in five innings. Lee Jeong-hoo had a multi-hit game, but came up short in the loss. The Kiwoom bats managed just six hits in a scattered effort.

[OSEN=Suwon, Reporter Choi Kyu-han] On the afternoon of the 24th, a game between KT Wiz and Kiwoom Heroes in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ was held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do.In the bottom of the seventh inning, with runners on first and second, KT’s Kim Sang-soo celebrates after hitting a run-scoring single. 2023.05.24

In the top of the third, Hong Hyun-bin drew a walk and Kang Baek-ho singled to put runners on first and third with no outs. Kim Sang-soo hit a grounder to the second baseman, but Hong Hyun-bin came home to take the lead.

After taking control of the game, KT got into the scoring column in the sixth inning when Kim Sang-soo led off with a double. Anthony Alford followed with an RBI single to center field. Park Byung-ho followed with a single, but a throwing error by the third baseman put runners on first and second with no outs, and Jang Sung-woo’s fly ball to center field was not caught by first baseman Song Sung-moon. The throwing error allowed Alford to come home and extend the lead to 3-0.

KT added a run in the seventh when Hong Hyun-bin singled and advanced to second on a walk, and Kim Sang-soo hit an RBI single.

Kiwoom had runners on first and second with no outs in the ninth when Lee Jung-hoo and Lee Won-seok hit back-to-back singles. Kim Hye-sung followed with a single to put runners on first and third, and Lim Ji-yeol followed with an RBI single. However, no more runs were scored.

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