A disappointing loss, but a glimmer of hope.

A disappointing loss, but a glimmer of hope.

Samsung lost its second practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters by a score of 3-4-1 at the Nago Tapic Stadium in Okinawa, Japan on Wednesday. This was Samsung’s seventh consecutive loss in the Okinawa League since the 11th against the Chunichi Dragons. After a lethargic 3-18 performance in the first meeting with Nippon Ham on April 17, including 15 walks, Samsung showed a more focused performance in this game.

Samsung’s starting lineup was right fielder Kim Hyun-jun, center fielder Kim Sung-yoon, designated hitter Koo Ja-uk, first baseman David McKinnon, catcher Kim Jae-sung, third baseman Jeon Byung-woo, shortstop Kim Young-woong, left fielder Kim Jae-hyuk, and second baseman Kim Dong-jin.

Trailing 0-3 in the fifth inning, 카지노사이트 Samsung had the bases loaded with a walk to Jeon Byung-woo, a single to left by Kim Dong-jin and a walk to Kim Hyun-joon, but could not capitalize.

Down 0-4 in the ninth, Kim Do-hwan walked and Jeon Byung-woo singled to left to put runners on first and second with no outs. Kim Young-woong and Kim Jae-hyuk struck out and grounded out to second base, respectively, but pinch-hitter Yoon Jung-bin hit a double to right field to bring both runners home.

Kim Hyun-jun followed with a walk.

Runners on first and second. Lee Sung-gyu singled to left center to make it a 3-4 game. Gong Min-kyu struck out to end the game.

There was no drama in the game, but there was hope in the fact that the team showed a final push in a game that could have easily ended in a blowout. Left-hander Lee Seung-hyun was shaky, allowing four runs on 10 hits with three walks and four strikeouts in 4⅔ innings, but Choi Ha-neul, Choi Sung-hoon and Yang Hyun combined for a scoreless inning.

Kim Jae-seong, who started in the No. 4 spot, was the only other hitter on the team to record a multi-hit game. Yoon Jung-bin had two hits, including a double, and Lee Sung-kyu had a hit and an RBI.

Samsung will have a day off on the 24th, train on the 25th, and host Hanwha on the 26th and Lotte on the 27th at Akama Ballpark for a series of practice games. The team has lost seven straight games in the Okinawa League, 파워볼게임 but with the focus they showed in the bottom of the ninth inning, they should be able to pick up their first win against a domestic team.

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