Seong Yeong-tak (19), a senior in Busan High School who wants to throw like “pitcher Na Gyun-an (25, Lotte Giants),” led the team to its first Golden Lion championship.

Seong Young-tak started the 77th Golden Lion National High School Baseball Tournament and weekend league Wangjungwangjeon (co-sponsored by Dong-A Ilbo, Sports Dong-A, and Korea Baseball Softball Association) Sunrin Internet High School and the final held at Mokdong Stadium on the 29th, and had 5 hits and 1 hit in 6 innings. He led the team to a 12-3 victory with a home run, 3 walks, 12 strikeouts and 3 runs.

Seong Young-tak won 3 wins and no losses in 3 games (1 starting game) in this tournament, earned an average of 1.13 (16.1 innings, 3 runs, 2 earned runs), and a WHIP per inning of 1.06, winning the Outstanding Pitcher Award. On the 22nd, in the round of 16 against Sego, he recorded no hits, 3 walks, 8 strikeouts and no runs in 7.2 innings instead of a starting pitcher who was beaten after 0.1 innings. He used the same types of pitches as Na Gyun-ahn, such as fastball, curveball, and splitter, and showed a sense of responsibility. Lotte’s legend Joo Hyung-gwang and coach Yang Jeong-cho, a senior at Busan High School who watched his pitching, praised him, saying, “It’s not easy to use the strike zone freely, but the game management is also very skillful.”

Seong Young-tak said, “I have the confidence that I can throw a long pitch whenever I get on the mound. He wants to resemble senior Na Kyun-ahn, including his ability to lead long innings.” Na Gyun-an, who heard this news, said, “It’s actually amazing because it’s the first player who wanted to learn from me after turning to pitcher.” He threw so well that I thought he was a junior at first. It turned out that he was a sophomore, so I thought, ‘I’ll do better next year’, but he threw really well in this tournament (laughs). He had great power on the ball, and his pitching form looked very soft.”메이저사이트

Na Gyun-an also said, “Because he threw so well, (players also knew Sung Young-tak) in Busan already.” He has a pro nomination and college entrance soon, so he wants to do better, but then he gets greedy. Greed is a factor that increases your risk of injury or prevents you from performing at your best. The pace is good enough right now, so it would be nice if we could just do it this way.”

Seong Young-tak responded by saying, “Thanks to your positive views, I have a bigger goal.”

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