‘Transfer student’ Jang Jun-hyuk throws 2 consecutive shutouts
Ansan Gonggo, the No. 1 team in the first half of the Weekend League, defeated Pyeongtaek Raongo, a team from the same region, to earn a ticket to the Round of 16 of the 78th Cheongryonggi National High School Baseball Championship and the Weekend League Wangjoong Wangjeon (co-hosted by Chosun Ilbo, Sports Chosun, and the Korea Baseball Softball Association).
Ansan Gongo won the second game of the tournament (Round of 32) 2-0 against Raongo at Shinwol Baseball Stadium in Seoul on April 19. The mound was high. The sophomore one-two punch of Jang Jun-hyuk and Shim Jung-woo held the Raongo bats to three hits and no runs. Ahn Hee-joon’s RBI double in the first inning and Choi Soo-ho’s RBI single in the second inning gave Raongo a two-run lead, which they held until the end. Jang Jun-hyuk started the game and pitched six and two-thirds scoreless innings of two-hit ball, extending his no-hitter until the top of the sixth, before Shim Jung-woo closed out the game with two and one-third scoreless innings.
Jang Jun-hyuk attended the prestigious Incheon High School in Incheon until last year, when he transferred to Ansan Gonggo in search of playing time. In his first appearance for the Cheongnyonggi this year, he pitched three scoreless innings in game one, and then improved in game two. “I pitched with only one thought in mind, if we win, we’ll be in the round of 16,” he said. “It feels great to be in the round of 16. I just hope the team can go higher.”
“Our two ace pitchers pitched well in the hot weather, and we were able to win because of our good defense,” said Ansan Gonggo coach Song Won-guk. “If we play organized baseball like this, we will be able to perform better.” 카지노사이트