The Australian professional baseball league team Geelong Korea, made up of Korean players, has returned. LG Twins infielder Song Chan-eui (24) has accumulated valuable experience.
The Geelong Korea team returned home at 1:55 pm via Incheon International Airport on the 23rd. Geelong Korea, led by coach Lee Byeong-kyu, returned with a record of 13 wins and 27 losses this season. It is the club’s best record ever.
In the 2018-2019 season, when he first entered the Australian Professional League, he recorded 7 wins and 33 losses, and in the 2019-2020 season, he recorded 11 wins and 29 losses. In the third season, although they failed to advance to the postseason, they broke the club’s best record in the regular season and the team’s most 4 consecutive wins.
After skipping the last two seasons due to the corona pandemic, he achieved results with the most wins and the highest win rate (.325) in the third season. On November 20 last year, against Adelaide, he scored 23 points, the most in one game.
A total of 50 players, 25 pitchers and 25 hitters, played in 40 games and gained practical experience in the off-season. Among them, Song Chan-eui (LG Twins) left a strong impression with a batting average of 3.24 (33 hits in 102 at-bats).
Song Chan-eui, who met with reporters after returning to Korea, said, “It seems to have helped a lot to experience various pitchers,” and said, “I had a good experience, so I will set a goal to achieve good results in the 2023 season.”
Coach Lee Byeong-gyu said, “Australian league players are rough. Still, the players must have had a good experience.” Song Chan-eui said, “It was definitely rough. Also, the cultural part was a little different,” he said. But I also thought it was a good experience.”
In 33 first-team games last year, he posted a batting average of .236, 3 homers and 10 RBIs. Prior to the start of the season, he was highly anticipated as the ‘Exhibition Game Home Run King’, but he spent most of his time in the 2nd team (.234 batting average in 62 games) rather than the 1st team.
Song Chan-eui said, “Last year, there were many things that were lacking. Because of this, he tried to gain experience by watching this ball and that ball while meeting various pitchers. He seems to have been very helpful.”
He also thanked senior LG Hong Chang-ki (outfielder) for his support. Song Chan-eui said, “Chan-gi hyung said it would be a good opportunity and experience. He recommended playing in Australia. He also brought shoes. He took care of me a lot, which gave me strength.”
Hong Chang-ki played for Geelong Korea after the 2019 season and recorded a batting average of 3.33, 3 homers, 21 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.961. The following year, he played as the main axis for LG, posting a batting average of 2.7, 9 runs, 5 homers and 39 RBIs in 135 games. 카지노사이트
Song Chan-eui said, “It seems that I have gained confidence. He said, “I think it will be helpful when dealing with foreign pitchers.”