Yeoncheon Miracle, a prestigious independent baseball team, won the regular league championship with the most wins.
The independent baseball team Yeoncheon-gun Miracle (hereinafter referred to as Yeoncheon)메이저사이트 confirmed the regular season championship in the ‘2023 Independent Baseball Team Gyeonggi-do League’ and advanced directly to the championship game. Yeoncheon was aiming for a combined win until the championship match.
In the 40th game of the season held at Team Up Campus Baseball Stadium on September 13th against Pocheon City, Yeoncheon won 2:0 on a cold call in the 5th inning, erasing the remaining ‘magic number 1’ and confirming the regular season championship regardless of the remaining games. In particular, sidearm Choi Jong-wan, who was the starting pitcher on this day, contributed to the victory by pitching 5 shutouts and earning his 7th win of the season.
Yeoncheon, which confirmed its win in the regular season, recorded 29 wins, 9 losses, and 2 draws in the season, breaking the record for most wins in a season in the Gyeonggi Province League, which was previously 28 wins (Gwangju City in 2021), making it more meaningful.
Yeoncheon had an 8-game winning streak at the beginning of the season and was in first place until the middle of the season, but fell to second place for a while due to difficulties due to players’ injuries. However, in the game against 2nd place Paju City at the end of the season, they recorded 2 wins and 1 draw, rising to 1st place and widening their lead over 2nd place by more than 2 games. Yeoncheon continues its upward trend and is on a 7-game winning streak as of the end of the season.
In the batting lineup, the powerful cleanup trio of Hwang Young-mook, Choi Soo-hyun, and Jeon Tae-jun, who are recording ‘199 total hits in the independent league’, played a big role, with Park Chan-hyung, Kim Yun-beom, and Lee Seung-woo supporting them and producing runs, and in the pitching staff, Madang Soe Ji-yoon, who pitched 97 innings. He played an active role as the main pitcher, with Son Ho-jin and Park Jae-hyung supporting him.
Yeoncheon coach Kim In-sik said, “I am grateful to the players for showing an unwavering performance from the beginning of the league to the end. There are two league games left, but the players’ records are important and they have pride, so they will do their best in the game and finish with a good sense of preparation for the championship game.” Yeoncheon
has been operated with full support from the local government of Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do since its founding in 2015, and is evaluated as an example of an independent league with local residents.