NC, led by head coach Kang In-kwon, won 7-5 in an away game against Hanwha in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 22nd. NC, which won four consecutive games with the victory, made 41 wins, one draw and 38 losses in the season.
Fourth batter Jason Martin was the main character. Martin, who scored the first solo shot against Hanwha starter Felix Peña, once again crossed the fence with a three-run turnaround against Hanwha closer Park Sang-won with two outs and runners on first and third bases in the top of the ninth inning when he was being dragged 4-5. Son Ah-seop also helped the team win with two hits and one RBI, and Park Kun-woo scored two hits and two RBIs.
On the mound, starter Taylor Widener allowed three runs in four innings, followed by Cho Min-seok, Ha Joon-young and Kim Si-hoon, and closer Lee Yong-chan came out behind Ryu Jin-wook to become the winning pitcher with no runs in 1⅓3 innings.
After the game, head coach Kang In-kwon said, “I think the entire team was able to finish the game with a come-from-behind victory by creating positive energy without giving up the game until the end.”
Coach Kang said, “We were able to play a good game thanks to the fans who came to the Daejeon expedition despite the bad weather. “I will prepare well so that I can show a good performance tomorrow,” he said.