The charismatic coach was smiling from ear to ear.
Coach Park Kyung-wan had a big smile on his face as he welcomed Park Dong-won, who had a perfect game, not only offensively, but also with a pitching lead and impeccable defense.
LG won 6-3 against Samsung at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 16th.
The game was decided in the top of the sixth inning with a grand slam by right fielder Park Dong-won.
With the bases loaded in the sixth inning and his team trailing 1-0, Park took a 126-kilometer curveball from pitcher Kim Dae-woo’s fifth pitch and smashed it over the left field fence for a 120-meter home run.
As if he knew it was a home run the moment he hit it, Park raised his right hand in celebration as he headed toward the dugout.
It was Park’s first hit of the game and his first home run against Kim Dae-woo, who had been hitless in 11 at-bats.
Park also made a quick play on defense earlier in the game to throw out the lead runner, taking the pressure off starter Lee Jung-yong.
With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the second inning, Kang tried to lay down a sacrifice bunt to move the lead runner to second, but the ball dropped in front of the catcher.
Park Dong-won, who understood the location of the hit, caught the ball without any hesitation and threw to second base, making a perfect defense to catch Pirella at second base. 안전놀이터
Kim Jin-sung was on the mound in the seventh inning as LG took a 5-2 lead.
Needing to stem the tide of the rally and secure the game’s lead, Jin-sung pitched a perfect game against Samsung’s three batters, striking out two, which also solidified Park Dong-won’s pitching lead.
We couldn’t have asked for a more emotional moment for our teammate, who sweated it out with us.
Coach Park beamed at Dong-won as he returned to the field after the inning, showing his affection for his student.