“I hope this sense will be maintained.”
Austin Dean (LG Twins) started as the 3rd hitter and right fielder in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League exhibition match against KT Wiz held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 23rd, and scored 2 hits in 5 at-bats (1 home run), 3 RBIs and 2 runs. Recorded.
Prior to the game, Austin played in six games and was sluggish with 3 hits in 17 at-bats and a batting average of 0.176. However, in this game, he is raising his sense of hitting by hitting a cool home run.
Austin hit two RBIs in a timely manner in the 2nd and 3rd base scoring opportunities in the top of the 5th inning. Then, while the KT defense was playing against Park Hae-min at home, they dug into the second base. In the seventh inning, he hit Min Kim’s four-seam fastball and scored a one-run home run. It was his first home run after joining LG.
Austin met with reporters after the game and said, “When I was hit by a ball, I felt like it went over. I hope this feeling will be maintained.”
When Austin hit a home run and returned to the dugout, his teammates held a ‘disinterested celebration’. He said, “My expression was excited when I came in after hitting a home run. I expected the reaction of my colleagues. I had many experiences like this during my professional life. But I thought about when I would celebrate my first home run.” 스포츠토토
Austin is adapting to the KBO league by playing exhibition games. He said, “All countries are slightly different, but they have one thing in common: baseball. I’m adapting well because I can go through baseball anywhere in Korea, Japan, or the United States.” I want to adapt and get good grades and win the championship,” he said.
Austin played an active part with two hits and raised his batting average from 10% to 20%. He said, “It’s still the trial game period. Now is the time to get used to the season while getting a sense of it. I’m not too worried. I want to show off my skills by preparing as soon as possible. I am satisfied with the operation,” he said.