On the first day, the LG batting line, which was tightly tied to the selection of the opponent, finally exploded. At the center of it all was Austin, an outside hitter. He played a three-hit game and raised the expectations of LG fans.

LG won 10-9 in a confrontation with KT in the메이저사이트 ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 2nd. LG, who lost 6-11 the previous day, harvested their first win of the season with a sense of revenge.

Austin, who started as first baseman 4 times that day, played an active role with 3 hits, 1 RBI and 2 runs in 5 at-bats.

In the opening game the previous day (1st), I was very worried as I was silent with 3 at-bats, no hits and 1 walk.

Because in the meantime, LG did not have a foreign batter’s suit. All recruits such as Justin Bohr, Rio Ruiz, and Mabel Garcia failed one after another.

This time we chose Austin. He is not a big shot hitter, but he is a medium-long distance hitter with accuracy. He is also highly versatile as he can play multiple positions as first baseman and outfielder.

However, Austin did not perform well in the exhibition game. In 12 games he played, he had a batting average of 0.194 (7-for-36) with one home run and three RBIs.

The opening game was silent, but in the second game, he finally showed his worth.

At the beginning of the first inning, when the team was leading 2-0, he hit a timely hit against KT starter Sohn So-jun in the first at-bat at second base. As soon as he started, he put up hits and RBIs at the same time.

Austin’s bat exploded again. It became the starting point of the big innings. In the top of the third inning he hit a double over the left field line. When Oh Ji-hwan hit, he stepped on the home plate and scored. Afterwards, LG scored a large number of 5 points by combining Park Hae-min’s timely hit, Moon Seong-joo’s sacrifice fly, and Kim Hyun-soo’s timely hit from the first base loaded with walks and four balls. The batting order turned around and Austin’s at-bat came back. This time, he backed off with a floating ball to center fielder.

In the fourth at-bat with one out and second base in the fifth inning, Austin hit a floating ball to center fielder. And he added a hit in his final at-bat in the eighth inning. This time, he pushed against the changed pitcher, Kim Min, and produced a right-handed hit. Austin, who made a 3-hit game, ended the game by being replaced with major runner Shin Min-jae.

LG won 10-9 after an overtime game.

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