Peraza Multihit in his first Cheongbaek match

Hanwha Eagles Kim Kang-min and Noh Si-hwan hit home runs side by side in the first Cheongbaek match.

Hanwha held its first blue-and-white match in Melbourne, Australia, on the 13th.

Hanwha had a “five-inning blue-and-white match” divided into the white and orange teams. The inning was conducted according to the number of pitches pitched by pitchers. As the training was conducted live pitching and batting, details such as scoring were not recorded separately.

Lee Tae-yang, Park Sang-won, Kim Bum-soo, Kim Gyu-yeon, and Jeong Yi-hwang of the White team, and Kim Min-woo, Lee Min-jae, Lee Sang-gyu and Yoon Dae-kyung of the Orange team pitched one inning each. At the Cheongbaek match on the day, pitchers were also checked pitching speed to prepare for pitch clock.

In the batting lineup, Noh, a two-time home run champion (31) and RBI king (101) in the KBO League last year, scored a two-run homer. Kim Kang-min, who chose to extend his career by moving from SSG Landers to Hanwha Eagles through the second draft in late November last year, also hit a two-run homer. In addition, Kim In-hwan (3 points) and Moon Hyun-bin (2 points) fired cannons.

Jonathan Peraza, a new foreign hitter, got off to a fresh start by hitting multiple hits (more than two hits in a game) including a double and a single at his first real game. He even stole a base and displayed strong performance.

Hanwha manager Choi Won-ho said, “Pitchers directly face batters, and batters focus on checking their batting sense,” adding, “We plan to conduct training focusing on actual games, including two practice games with the Australian national team (17-18th).”

Hanwha, which left for Australia on the 30th, will play its first camp in Melbourne, Australia until the 20th. A total of 58 players, including 43 players and 15 coaches, were included in the camp, and pitcher Hwang Joon-seo and infielder Hwang Young-mook were among the rookies.

Hanwha will move to Okinawa, Japan, and hold its second camp from Feb. 22 to Mar. 4. The team will conduct final inspections through five actual games, including Korean teams including KT Wiz, Lotte Giants, and Samsung Lions, as well as the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese professional baseball league.


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