Sky helped the party where top-class prospects from 10 teams who will lead the future of the KBO League gathered. As the nasty monsoon rain that covered the whole country withdrew from Busan for a while, the Futures All-Star Game came to a successful end.
In the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Futures All-Star Game held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 14th, the northern all-stars formed by NC-Samsung-Lotte-KT-KIA-Sangmu defeated the southern all-stars consisting of Hanwha-LG-Goyang (Kiwoom)-SSG-Doosan 9 won by -7.
The match unfolded in an exciting way. The Northern All-Stars scored 2 runs first at the bottom of the 3rd inning, but the Southern All-Stars reversed the game to 3-2 in the top of the 4th inning and fired back.
The Northern All-Stars seemed to solidify their victory by tying LG Kim Beom-seok’s three-run home run at the end of the 5th inning and running away 7-3, but the Southern All-Stars also responded with a home run. In the top of the 7th inning, managing director Koo Bon-hyeok hit a 2-run homer to make the score 7-7.
However, the Northern All-Stars showed their concentration in the attack at the end of the 7th inning that immediately followed. After taking a 9-7 lead with Kim Kun-yi’s final RBI and timely hit and Kim Bum-seok’s wedge, 1 RBI and timely hit, they secured the victory by blocking the defense with zero runs in the 8th and 9th innings.
Kim Bum-seok, who scored 4 RBIs alone, including a home run, tasted the glory of being the MVP of the Futures All-Star Game in the first year of his professional debut. Koo Bon-hyeok was awarded the Fighting Spirit Award, SSG Seo Sang-jun was awarded the Outstanding Pitcher Award, and KT Wiz Kim Byung-joon was awarded the Outstanding Hitter Award.
On this day, it was not possible to guarantee whether the Futures All-Star Game would proceed until 4:00 pm, about two hours before the start of the game. A lot of rain fell in the Busan area from the previous day, and the ground condition deteriorated, and the rain did not thin.
Players with ties to Busan were more troubled. If the Futures All-Star Game is canceled due to rain when family and friends are invited to the stadium, the game will be pushed back to the morning of the 15th, and it will be difficult to manage the condition.
Kim Beom-seok, a native of Busan, said, “I really want to play the game. I hope the rain stops soon so that it doesn’t get canceled.”
Doosan catcher Yoon Jun-ho, also from Busan, said, “I invited my family today. I don’t have many opportunities to show myself playing, and since the Futures All-Star game is being held in Busan, I really want to show my playing in the stadium.” I also told
Rookie Kim Jung-min, who joined SSG after graduating from Gyeongnam High School this year, also emphasized, “I have lived only in Busan, so I feel new when I visit Sajik Baseball Stadium as a professional player.” 안전사이트
Koo Bon-hyeok, who is about to be discharged as a managing director in November, also expressed his determination, saying, “I prepared really hard to participate in the Futures All-Star Game. I want to show my changed side to the fans.”
As if the sky had read the minds of the players, rain clouds began to gather from 4:30 p.m. As ground maintenance was quickly carried out, the play ball was declared at 6:15 pm, which was delayed by 15 minutes.
Fans’ interest in the Futures All-Star Game was also hot. Despite inclement weather, 10,032 fans visited the Sajik Baseball Stadium and enjoyed Friday night cheering for the future stars of professional baseball.