Professional baseball player Kim Hye-sung, 24, helped her team end a three-game losing streak with a strong performance on offense.
Kim Hye-sung batted second in the lineup against Samsung in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on May 25, going 2-for-5 with two doubles, one RBI and one run scored. He contributed to his team’s 7-4 victory.
Prior to this game, Kiwoom was on a three-game losing streak. They dropped both games of a three-game home series against Doosan.
However, the bats came out hot in the first inning. In the top of the second inning, Kim Soo-hwan, who was named to the first team, led off with a two-run home run. This was followed by back-to-back hits to score four more runs.
With runners on first and third in the top of the second, Kim Hye-sung singled to right off starter Taylor Widener to make it 2-0. She was followed by Ronnie Dawson’s RBI single and Kim Hwijip’s RBI double. Kim Hye-sung came home on Dawson’s RBI single.
In the top of the sixth inning, Kim completed her multi-hit performance with an RBI single. Kim became the first player from all 10 clubs to reach the 150-hit plateau this season. She also became the 21st player in history to reach 150 hits in three consecutive years.
She also shined on defense. Kim Hye-sung made a great catch of Kang Min-ho’s hit in the bottom of the eighth inning. Of course, a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth allowed two runs to score, but it didn’t affect the game.
Kim leads the league in hits (150) and runs scored (87). She’s also the 2021 stolen base champion (46). Second in hits is NC’s Son Ah-seop with 135, and second in runs scored is LG’s Hong Chang-ki with 83.
However, their participation in the Hangzhou Asian Games is a factor. “I don’t have any greed for the title,” said Kim Hye-sung, humbly 토토사이트 noting that “Son A-seob is hitting so well, and I may not be able to play in all the games because I’m playing in the Asian Games.”
Kim Hye-sung emphasized that she prioritizes team victories more than the most hits. In the absence of Lee Jung-hoo, Kim Hye-sung’s presence has been reassuring for Kiwoom.