Kang Seung-ho (29) of the Doosan Bears achieved his 30th hit for the cycle (cycling hit). In an away game against the KIA Tigers at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 15th, he started as the first baseman and sixth batter and recorded a home run, a triple, a double, and a hit after a walk.
Kang Seung-ho, who got a walk in his first at-bat, hit KIA Yoon Young-chul’s change-up (126km) in the second inning and crossed the left fence. His sixth home run of the season.
In the fifth inning with one out and runners on first and third bases, he hit Kim Jae-yeol’s fastball to completely split the right-center, and settled to third base while the defense was prolonged.
In the seventh inning, when there was no runner with one out, he even hit a double and was close to achieving the record. The cycling hit was completed in the ninth inning with one out and a hit against KIA Jung Hae-young. 바카라
Kang Seung-ho’s cycling hit is the 30th in history. The previous record was achieved by Kiwoom Heroes’ Lee Jung-hoo against the Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon on October 25, 2021. At the same time, Kang Seung-ho is the first “reverse” cycling hit that led to a home run, a triple, a double, and a hit.
It’s the sixth time ever for the Bears. Lim Hyung-seok in 1992, Lee Jong-wook in 2009, Oh Jae-won in 2014, Park Gun-woo in 2016, and Jung Jin-ho in 2017.
After the game, Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “Today is Kang Seung-ho’s day. The record of cycling hits is great, but all of the hits came at the moment the team needed them. It means a lot to both the team and the individual. “I sincerely congratulate him on his first personal record and his 30th career record.”
Regarding the cycling hit situation, Kang Seung-ho said, “I actually knew, but I was not very conscious because the team was not in a relaxed situation.”
Above all, the moment of the hit would have been a concern. What if he had a long hit from the runner’s first base when he faced 6-6. Between record and team victory. Kang Seung-ho said, “It was a match against KIA, and it was an important ranking competition. “I think I would have gone around the base unconditionally because the score difference was not big,” he replied. Before the game, Doosan was in sixth place, one game behind KIA. With the victory, Doosan erased the gap with KIA.
The mindset of entering the batter’s box also thought of a long hit. Kang Seung-ho said, “Since Rojas was at first base, I went in thinking of a long hit. He said, “If I had a lot of time because of the gap in scores, I would have been conscious of it, but I was not in that situation.”
First record of 30 cycling heaters. Kang Seung-ho said, “I feel good that I set about one of the first records. “I hope we will continue to build many good records,” he said.