‘Songsangfantasy ending hit’ College of Arts, finally… The joys and sorrows of the U-League ‘winless teams’

As the 2023 season KUSF (Korea University Sports Council) U-League group stage was heading towards the end, the joys and sorrows of the teams who were thirsty for a desperate first win were mixed.

Seoul University of Arts and Culture (hereinafter referred to as College of Literature) faced Woongji Semudae in Group A at the Hongcheon Baseball Stadium on the 12th, 5-5, and won 6-5 thanks to a final hit by Sang-Hwan Gong in the bottom of the 9th inning. With this, the College of Arts and Culture finally reported its first win after 1 draw and 6 losses. On the other hand, Seoul National University lost 9-11 to Shin Ansan University after a slugfest in Group B, and took its 8th loss without a win. With the College of Literature and Arts posting their first win, Seoul National University, along with Group C’s Gumi University (8 losses), remains the only draw among 47 participating teams.

However, these are teams that are resonating in the college baseball world with the will and passion of players who do not give up even in the face of inherent limitations and weak bases where it is not easy to win one.메이저사이트

The first win at the College of Literature and Arts was difficult. In the match against Cyber ​​Hankuk University of Foreign Studies the previous day, starter Seo Jae-min’s 9-inning, 1-run complete game was expected to win, but the game ended in a 1-1 draw as the team missed the chance to safely load the bases in the top of the 9th inning.

On this day, they were behind 2-5 until the 7th inning, but lost was over, but they made a dramatic come-from-behind victory with fearsome concentration in the second half of the game. Yoo Ji-seong, a freshman and the fourth hitter, opened the curtain in the bottom of the 7th inning by launching a two-run gun (distance of 105m) from 1 out and 1 base. Continuing the momentum, Munyedae succeeded in tying the score in the 8th inning. In the last attack of the 9th inning, No. 2 Jeong Hyeok-jo opened the door with a triple in the middle right. It was the same situation as the day before. Standing at bat with runners full due to the opponent’s bases-loading strategy, Sang-hwan Sang-hwan roared after striking a timely hit to the left to finish against Pitcher Choi Joo-young of Woongji Semudae. Parents seated in the stands embraced each other and shared the joy as if they had won the championship. “We were able to win thanks to the players who did not give up and showed their concentration until the end,” said coach Seo Han-kyu of the College of Arts and Culture.

The University of Literature and Arts, a cyber university, was once a ‘foreign army’ that had difficulty forming a team. It is a place where students who failed in the professional challenge after graduating from high school and who all received high marks in up to six college admissions did not give up their dream of baseball.

After the efforts of coach Seo Han-gyu and parents, who took office in December 2021 after overcoming the crisis of dissolution, this year, 13 players are recruited and the size of 25 players is growing and competitiveness is increasing.

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