Hanwha’s new foreign hitter, Nick Williams (30), reported his first home run in three KBO league debuts.
Williams started as the fourth batter left fielder in the match against Samsung in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 30th.메이저놀이터 주소
On this day, Hanhwa Lee Jin-young (right fielder) – Kim In-hwan (designated hitter) – Noh Si-hwan (3 baseman) – Williams (left fielder) – Chae Eun-seong (1st baseman) – Moon Hyun-bin (center fielder) – Jung Eun-won (2nd baseman) – Choi Jae-hoon (catcher) – Lee Do-yoon (Shortstop) formed the starting batting order and put forward Moon Dong-ju as the starting pitcher. The Samsung starting pitcher Hanhwa faced was Choi Chae-heung.
In the first inning, Hanwha’s lead hitter Lee Jin-young hit the middle right, Kim In-hwan caught catcher fly out, and Noh Si-hwan struck out, but Williams, who appeared from 2 out 1 base, attacked Choi Chae-heung’s 3-ball 130km slider in the ball count 1B 1S, and was superior. He hit a two-run home run. The flying distance is 121m.
It was the moment Williams hit his first home run in his KBO league debut. Hanwha took a 2-0 lead thanks to Williams’ home run.꽁머니
Williams joined Hanwha as a substitute foreign hitter for Brian O’Grady. On the 18th, Hanwha officially announced that it had signed a contract with Williams for a total of $450,000 (down payment of $150,000, annual salary of $250,000, and incentive of $50,000). O’Grady did not hit a single home run in 86 at-bats, while Williams exploded his first cannon in 9 at-bats.
Meanwhile, Hanwha is challenging its 7th consecutive win in 18 years. Hanwha, who won 6-4 against Daejeon KT on the 28th, recorded 6 consecutive wins in 1371 days since the Changwon NC game on September 26, 2019. If Hanhwa beats Samsung on this day, it will be able to win 7 consecutive victories in 6592 days since the match against Daejeon LG on June 11, 2005.