PS returns after 4 years on the day of KIA Najiwan’s retirement ceremony… Doosan Team Loses Biggest

Congratulations Hwang Dae-in, Choi Hyeong-woo, and Kim Ho-ryeong 5th place… Najiwan 3rd baseman dirty fly last at bat
Doosan breaks the record for most losses in 32 years with 81 losses… LG Hyo-jong Kang wins debut in 2 years after debut

The KIA Tigers clinched an invitation to fall baseball for the first time in four years.

In the 2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against kt wiz at the Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 7th, KIA won 11-1 with 5th place shots from Hwang Dae-in, Choi Hyeong-woo and Kim Ho-ryeong.

After defeating the 6th place NC Dinos, KIA cleared the magic number of 5th place and returned to the stage of fall baseball with the last train of the postseason as in 2018.

KIA returns to PS after 4 years on the day of Najiwan's retirement ceremony ... Biggest Doosan Team Losses (overall)

On the day of Naji-wan’s retirement ceremony, the ‘greatest’ (37), who finished 15 years of active duty with the most home runs (221) and second in RBI (862) by a Tigers player, KIA confirmed his participation in the postseason at home. It was a meaningful night.

KIA will play a wild card game against the 4th place in the regular league at 6:30pm on the 12th at the home of the 4th place team.

If the 4th place draws or wins, KIA is eliminated, and if KIA wins, the second round of wild card decision will be held simultaneously on the afternoon of the 13th to determine the playoffs.

Competing for 3rd place with Kiwoom Heroes, kt barely managed to keep the 3rd place lead in win rate, but going straight to the playoffs was not easy.

If Kiwoom in 4th wins the last game of the season against Doosan on the 8th, kt must win the other 3 games to secure 3rd place.

KIA returns to PS after 4 years on the day of Najiwan's retirement ceremony ... Biggest Doosan Team Losses (overall)

In the 3rd 0-0, Oh Yun-seok’s kt double to right center tied it in the 3rd and a throwing error by KIA second baseman Kim Seon-bin secured a perfect opportunity to get first and third bases.

However, Cho Yong-ho’s sacrifice fly only managed to score one point.

KIA also took advantage of a kt error in the bottom of the 4th inning to tie the game and overturn the charter.

KT catcher Jang Seong-woo, who caught Choi Hyung-woo’s ground ball at first and second base, threw the ball high to first base.

When Kim Seon-bin flew out a sacrifice fly that tied 1st and 3rd base, Hwang Dae-in put the runner on 1st at 2nd and immediately picked up Kt’s Sok-Jun Sook-Jun’s changeup and sent it over the left fence.

KIA returns to PS after 4 years on the day of Najiwan's retirement ceremony ... Biggest Doosan Team Losses (overall)

KIA, who took the lead, ran away 5-1 and split the score by adding 1 point on Socrates Britto’s right-handed double in the 5th and 4th, and 1 point on Kim Seon-bin’s right-center double in the 6th, and Hwang Dae-in’s right-handed Double in the 6th.

KIA returns to PS after 4 years on the day of Najiwan's retirement ceremony ... Biggest Doosan Team Losses (overall)

Hyung-woo Choi hit the wedge with a two-run four in the 7th inning, which sealed the 6-1 win.

KIA manager Kim Jong-guk sent Naji-wan, who entered the record on the day as a substitute for Hwang Dae-in in the bottom of the 8th, leading 8-1 to the plate, giving a last chance to’ the fans say hello.

KIA returns to PS after 4 years on the day of Najiwan's retirement ceremony ... Biggest Doosan Team Losses (overall)

Naji-wan finished his final inning with a foul fly at third and exited to left field early in the ninth inning to finish his big win with his teammates.

When Ho-ryeong Kim hit a three-run home run to left in the bottom of the 8th inning, the atmosphere of the Gwangju Kia Champions Field Festival reached its peak.

KIA returns to PS after 4 years on the day of Najiwan's retirement ceremony ... Biggest Doosan Team Losses (overall)

While Sook-Jun Sook-Jun went down with four runs (one earned run) in five innings, KIA starter Sean Nolin struck out nine and pitched seven innings with three hits and one run (no earned run of his own), setting stepping stone to victory.

KIA returns to PS after 4 years on the day of Najiwan's retirement ceremony ... Biggest Doosan Team Losses (overall)

Na Ji-wan, who gave the KIA the championship trophy with a historic shutout home run in Game 7 of the 2009 Korea Series, left a great farewell speech, “I leave with the undeserved love I received from my fans” and begins a second life.

KIA returns to PS after 4 years on the day of Najiwan's retirement ceremony ... Biggest Doosan Team Losses (overall)

The LG Twins defeated NC 7-2 in Changwon.

Hyo-jong Kang (20), a right-handed pitcher who joined as LG’s first rookie in 2021, climbed the mound in the first team for the first time in two years from his debut and made his first win with two runs in five innings . .

LG, which had been led by NC Oh Young-soo with a two-run hit in the second inning, tied it 2-2 with a Lee Jae-winning double to right-center in the fourth inning to make it 3-2 with Lee Sang-ho’s right hand shot in the lead.

LG, which added 1 run in the 5th and 8th innings, received the BC white flag with Song Chan-ui’s two-run double to left center in the 9th.

LG reliever Ko Woo-seok, who came on with one run in the bottom of the ninth inning, filled two outs with three balls and preserved the win for Kang Hyo-jong, a four-year junior in high school ( Chungam High School ).

NC, who had a last-minute fire chase towards fifth place, could not overcome the poor performance of 9 wins and 24 losses when former manager Lee Dong-wook was sacked in early May, and had to look forward to the next year.

The Samsung Lions beat the Doosan Bears 8-2 at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul.

Doosan suffered 81 losses (60 wins, 2 ties) in the season, and set a new record for most losses (80 losses) left by the OB Bears in 1990 for the first time in 32 years.

In the early 7th inning, Samsung took a 1-0 lead with Kim Hyun-joon’s timed hit from left to earn extra points and push-out walks, Lee Won-seok’s 2-RBI left-handed hit, and Oh Jae -il’s dominant 2-RBI double, and ran away 7-1 to win by adding five more points.

Doosan right-hander Kwak Bin, who was on a three-game hitting streak, suffered his ninth loss (8 wins) with five runs in 6⅓ innings.

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