19-year-old youngest player Eui-ri Lee was the only income from Korean baseball, which was ruined at the Tokyo Olympics. As the skills of the international ace were tested, a ray of light was thrown in the midst of despair.
Correspondent Lee Seong-hoon.
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Olympic stage, where the seniors of veterans collapsed one after another, 19-year-old Eui-ri Lee, the youngest member of the 19-year-old who took part in an international competition for the first time in her life, resolutely kept the mound.
He confidently threw the ball with his characteristic dignified expression and overwhelmed the giants of the United States and the Dominican Republic.
All three pitches were recognized for their 'international competitiveness', including a powerful fastball, a changeup that fell outward from a right-handed hitter, and a slider that curved outwardly from a left-handed hitter.
For the first time in his life, he took the most 10 innings among pitchers in the national team even in the hard march, where he started and took a break for the first time in his life.
It is the first time for a teenage pitcher to record the most innings and strikeouts in the national team.
Foreign media also praised Lee Eui-ri and evaluated him as Korea's 'Ace on the International Stage'.
[Lee Eui-ri / Baseball Team Pitcher: I think I had a lot of fun (the first international competition) and I want to continue coming out next time. (Tomorrow) In the dugout, I think we will just have to shout fighting hard.]
Eui-ri Lee throws hope at the falling Korean baseball and the 'Korean ace genealogy' that was cut off for over 10 years after Ryu Hyun-jin, Kim Kwang-hyun, and Yang Hyun-jongI started putting my name on .
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