Park Yoo-yeon (25), who was touted as the “next big thing” on a day when “half of the power” Yang Ji (36) was sidelined with a sore side, unleashed her first big hit. It was such a good hit that it was a shame it wasn’t a home run.
Park started as the No. 8 hitter and catcher in the home game against Samsung at Jamsil Stadium on Aug. 8. Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “I wore a mask for the first time this season against KT on the 6th (when Yang complained of pain) because I didn’t get a chance, but the picture wasn’t bad. Jang Seung-hyun’s finger pain also had an impact, but basically, we’re counting on Park Yoo-yeon’s growth.”
After pitching a solid inning in relief of substitute Choi Seung-yong, Park came up big in her second at-bat with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning with a 3-0 lead. She lined a changeup from Samsung starter Choi Chae-heung that hit the top of the left field fence and fell to the ground. It would have been her first career home run if she had stretched out about 50 centimeters more.
After walking to second base, Park scored her first run of the season when Heo Kyung-min singled to right field. Park joined Doosan as a high school (Dongsan High School) rookie in the 60th overall pick of the 2017 second round, and was considered a big-league talent comparable to Yang Ji. However, she struggled to establish herself and was bounced between the first and second teams.안전놀이터
He competed for the backup catcher spot in spring training this year, but was passed over by the more experienced Jang Seung-hyun. He was called up to the first team when Yang was injured, and he made his presence felt with his first career multi-hit game. In only his 20th game for the first team, he is having the game of his life.