SSG outfielder Choi Ji-hoon (26) got out of the batting slump with 5 hits in two days.
In the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League away game against Hanwha held at Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 9th, Choi Ji-hoon started as the second hitter and center fielder, and played an active role with 2 hits and 2 points in 4 at-bats with 2 doubles and SSG won 3-0. led
Choi Ji-hoon, who laid the groundwork for the first point by hitting a double that exceeded the height of the center fielder from the first at-bat with 1 out in the 1st inning, was once again in scoring position with a double to the right in the 5th inning with 1 out. After advancing to third base when opposing pitcher Felix Pena threw a wild throw, he scored an extra run by stepping into the groove when Choi Jung-hee hit left-handed.
Choi Ji-hoon, who had a bad start with 1 hit in 16 at-bats and a batting average of 6.3 in the first 4 games, managed to rebound in 2 games over the weekend. The previous day (7th), he succeeded in reaching 4 bases with 3 hits and 1 walk in 5 at-bats against Hanwha. 안전놀이터
Then, he hit multi-hits with two doubles that day and exploded five hits in two days. The batting average for the season also rose by 20.4 from 1.09. SSG coach Kim Won-hyeong also welcomed him, saying, “Choi Ji-hoon’s hitting feeling is reviving in the top batting line.”
After the game, Choi Ji-hoon said, “As the game progresses, the feeling of hitting gradually increases and it seems to be getting hit. He sits comfortably at bat. Swinging confidently with confidence in myself is leading to good results.”
Next, Choi Ji-hoon said, “I recorded two doubles today, but I didn’t try to hit a long hit. I got a good result because I hit the exact point,” he said. “I feel good that the team finished this series with a victory.”