A strong heart that has calmed down on the domestic stage, will it show the appearance of a big game feature on the international stage?

 On the domestic stage, it has already proven that it is a strong heart. Now, wearing the Taegeuk mark, he goes to international competitions. Can Joon Sohn (22, KT Wiz) show off his big game pitcher in the World Baseball Classic (WBC)?

On the 4th, the KBO confirmed and announced the final 30-person WBC entry. A total of 15 pitchers were listed on the roster, and Joon Sohn also wore the Taegeuk mark for the first time in his life. Among pitchers, only four, including So-Jun Sohn, were born after 2000. If these people, who are the present and future of Korean baseball, are active, we can draw a brighter future.

Technical Committee Chairman Beom-Hyeon Cho said, “As a result of discussions with the Technical Committee and the Power Analysis Team for a long time, we tried to form an entry that could encompass international competitiveness and generational change. I put my heart and soul into coach Lee Kang-cheol.” expressed the idea of ​​catching the .

Coach Lee Kang-cheol also said, “When I took the helm of the national team, I wanted to see young players. I had to perform well, so I also selected veterans. I tried to hire at least one more pitcher because my condition could decide whether to use them or not.” showed their expectations.

He added, “Most of them chose the ground ball judo type. I thought of the lake game as the top priority. I picked a lot of players who had big curves as the deciding ball in the swing trajectory of Australian players.”

Joon Sohn also stood at the center of the generational change. If you gain experience by facing top players in international competitions, you can grow even more than you do now. It’s not just about future value. So Joon Sohn has already shown overwhelming pitching on the domestic stage and has been reborn as a pitcher who continues the lineage of ‘domestic ace’.

It was splendid from his debut season. After graduating from Yushin High School, Joon Sohn joined kt as the first nomination in 2020. In his first year as a pro, he appeared in 26 games and went 13-6 with a 3.86 earned run average. He won the Rookie of the Year title. Even in the playoffs against the Doosan Bears, he posted an earned run average of 1.00 with 7 strikeouts and 1 run in 9 innings in 2 games. He showed off unbelievable boldness for a high school rookie. 스포츠토토

Even in the 2021 season, which suffered a jinx in the second year of the pro, I did my part with 7 wins and 7 losses with an average ERA of 4.16 in 24 games, and recorded 6 scoreless innings in the Korean series against Doosan. He contributed to kt’s first combined victory.

Joon Sohn who repeated growth after growth. In the third year, the speed of the two-seam was improved and the curveball and changeup were sharpened. He went 13-6 with a 3.05 earned run average in 27 regular season games. He pitched in the wild card match against KIA and became the winning pitcher with 5 strikeouts and 2 runs (1 earned run) in 5⅓ innings, and led the team to victory with 5 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings against the Kiwoom Heroes in the semi-playoff.

On the Korean stage, his presence was sufficiently revealed. Now, he only has to prove his international competitiveness. Joon Sohn also has a different resolution. “I am happy and honored to be selected for the first adult national team in my life. As much as I have the proud Taegeuk mark on my chest, I will prepare well for the WBC with a sense of responsibility. I will do my best to repay the trust of the coach and fans who will watch the match.” He promised to advance.