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be courageous “There is leadership,” was not an empty comment from the coach. The words of Baek Jun-seo (18), who led Deoksu High School to the top of the first national championship this year and became the MVP, resonated deeply.
Deoksu High School defeated Gangneung High School 5-4 in the final of the 2023 Shinsegae E-Mart Cup National High School Baseball Championship held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 11th and won the championship.
There is no national championship in 2022. In other words, Deoksu High School, a ‘traditional powerhouse’, lost face. This year, I laughed from the first competition. They beat prestigious high schools one after another and took their place at the top.
Baek Jun-seo played a big role. In the final match, he played right fielder as the fourth hitter and hit a triple at the right time for a decisive reversal in the bottom of the 8th inning. It was the moment when Deoksu High took a 4-3 lead. The score was tied again at the beginning of the ninth inning, but Deoksu High School won the championship with Bae Seung-su’s finishing infield hit at the end of the ninth inning.
The MVP also belongs to Baek Jun-seo. In 7 games in this tournament, he had a batting average of 0.550, 8 RBIs, 7 runs, 2 steals, and an OPS of 1.443. As team captain, he led his teammates and juniors well. That, too, is an achievement made in a state of injury. 안전놀이터
Deoksu High School head coach Jeong Yun-jin applauded, saying, “I suffered a wrist injury in the quarterfinals. I played while receiving injections. He is a player with very good leadership.
Baek Joon-seo said, “The team members did well, and there was help from the coach and coach. That’s why I even won. It’s called MVP, but I didn’t get it because I did well. Everyone worked hard and made the result.”
He continued, “The game wasn’t easy. Even when I was losing, I encouraged him to say, ‘Don’t fall behind. Let’s try to the end.’
When asked about the timely triple hit at the end of the 8th inning, “I just turned the bat and got hit. bewildered I had a ceremony, but I did it because I wanted to look cool.” He laughed. He’s mature, but he’s still a young player.