(Export News Suwon, reporter Kim Hyun-se) KT Wiz Yuhan-jun (40), 41 years old, is in a period where even a small injury can affect the rest of his career. Still, I am willing to throw myself away. In the double header match against Suwon NC on the 28th, a decisive hustle play that penetrated from first base to home woke the team that had been stagnant.
“I know it won’t be easy if I get injured at my age. Of course, it’s not that I’m not afraid of getting injured. However, the juniors have led me well. We’re also fighting for the first place. It’s not a situation to think about my injuries. I’ll do my best in the future I will do it.”
It was not easy for KT to regain first place after losing the match. Perhaps there was a situation where we had to wait for Samsung’s match result in the remaining matches. But, apparently, the other ship has gone through a collective stagnation. Until the 27th, there was a possibility of a rebound by scoring 13 points in the last two games.
However, the cohesion that Yuhan-Jun started with led to a dramatic victory. After Yuhan-jun’s active base, Jang Seong-woo, Park Kyung-soo, and Shim Woo-jun hit just the right time to not only come back, but also widen the score gap. Yuhan-jun gave the gift of winning joint 1st place to KT fans who came to the last home game by hitting a wedge homer at the end of the 8th.
Manager Lee Kang-cheol said, “At the end of the 7th inning, Yoo Yu-jun, Jang Seong-woo, Park Kyung-soo, and other top officials did everything they could to win, and they made a big inning through cohesion.” Before the game, he said, “We start to turn the tide of attack from Yu Han-jun.” In response to this, Yuhan-jun laughed at the question, ‘The team has survived from active running,’ and said, “That’s right.
On that day, after hitting another home run, I also wanted to say hello to the home fans. Yuhan-jun said, “I usually don’t say hello, but my hand went up without me realizing it. It was the last at-bat of the last home game. In the last at-bat seen by the home crowd, I hit a home run and go around the ground. I thought. I wanted to connect with the fans.”
Yuhan-jun said, “As we play today, we have two games left. Anyway, we are aiming to win. If we do well, we can rest for a few days, so I will pour out all of my stamina. “It’s true that the players were disappointed when they came down to second place after being in first place, but I think they’re doing their best to get good results. I tell my juniors, ‘When the opportunity comes, it’s an ability to catch it’. It’s a difficult time, but we started and we have to finish it. We said that we should put down what we put down and trust each other and play.”
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