Eric Peddy (NC Dinos) defeated An Woo-jin (Kiwoom Heroes) by decision in a brilliant ace match.
NC defeated Kiwoom 2-0 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home opening game held at Changwon NC Park in Gyeongnam on the 7th.
Ahn Woo-jin and Peddy, the first starters of both teams, shone in the game with a match of excellent pitching.
An Woo-jin, who established himself as the best pitcher in Korean professional baseball last year, continued his powerful pitching in his second appearance following the opening match against the Hanwha Eagles on the 1st.
Ahn Woo-jin had a no-hit streak until the 6th inning, striking out 12 and fighting back with only 1 run in 7 innings.
The light-speed ball, which reached a maximum speed of 158 km/h, turned into a rising fastball as it passed through the home plate, and the high-speed slider, which reached up to 147 km/h, was sharply bent, leaving NC batters with only fuss.
The fifth designated hitter, Seok-Min Park, struck out three times in a row, and three others struck out Woo-Jin An in a row.
Ahn Woo-jin, who did not let out a single runner except for a walk to Park Se-hyuk after one out in the 4th inning, hit a solo home run to lead hitter Park Se-hyuk at the bottom of the 7th inning, 0-0, and allowed his first hit of the day.
Park Se-hyuk, a transfer student from NC, made his first home run of the season with a final home run and greeted Changwon fans with enthusiasm.
Ahn Woo-jin showed overwhelming pitching by striking out 12 in two consecutive games, but became a losing pitcher in a single blow from Park Se-hyuk.
In the NC, 스포츠토토Oh Young-soo beat pitcher Kim Tae-hoon, who had changed at the bottom of the 8th inning, with a solo arch in the mid-month, widening the score to 2-0 and seizing the victory.
NC starter Peddy got 4 hits, but also got 10 strikeouts and endured 8 scoreless innings, winning his 2nd win since his KBO League debut victory against the Samsung Lions on the 1st.
After two outs in the top of the 8th inning, Peddie was hit in a row by pinch hitters Lee Yong-gyu and Lim Byeong-wook and was in danger of a tie, but he caught Kim Jun-wan with a strike-out knock-out and roared.