Reporter Oh Sang-jin = The independent baseball team Yeoncheon Miracle (hereinafter referred to as Yeoncheon) won 9-7 over the Seongnam City Magpies in the 5th game of the 2023 Independent Baseball Team Gyeonggi-do League championship game held at the Team Up Campus baseball field in Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 11th, marking their third win in the series. Won the championship with 2 losses.
Yeoncheon became the unified champion along with winning the regular season, and became the first independent league team to win the championship for two consecutive years.
Yeoncheon won the regular season and advanced to the championship game first, but struggled with Seongnam’s momentum beyond the playoffs and was in crisis by dropping the first and second games in a row.
However, starting from the 3rd game, they won 3 times in a row and won the championship with a ‘reverse sweep’. In a best-of-five series, the probability of winning with three consecutive wins after two losses is slim, around 10%. However, Yeoncheon overcame this and showed the potential of a regular season winning team.
Additionally, Yeoncheon created dramatic moments in each game while winning three times. They dramatically tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the 9th inning of Game 3, when they were losing, and scored 5 points in the top of the 10th inning to win 6-2 in a shootout. In the next game 4, when the score was 2-2, he scored 5 points in the top of the 7th inning to win 12-2, and in game 5, when he was down 4-7, he scored 5 points in the bottom of the 8th inning and won 9-7. All three games were come-from-behind wins.
In the field team, the performances of ‘Eagle’ Hwang Young-mook and Lee Seong-shin stood out. Young-Mook Hwang played a pivotal role by leading the team in offense and defense, and Seong-Shin Lee recorded 8 RBIs during the series and showed concentration in moments of reversal.
Also, the performance of Yeoncheon’s pitching staff cannot be left out. Sidearm Choi Jong-wan earned all three wins in the series and became the ‘series ace.’ He contributed to the win by overwhelming opposing batters with a heavy fastball and a change-up with a large drop, and Ji-yoon and Son Ho-jin led the pitching staff.스포츠토토
Yeoncheon has been operated with the support of Yeoncheon County Office since its founding in 2015, and achieved a unified victory with full support. In addition, the club is establishing itself in the local community as a club that fosters local baseball players who dream of becoming professional baseball players and provides community harmony and enjoyment through baseball.