First hit in 6G, Russell breaks the silence “Part of preparing for the season”

Kiwoom foreign hitter Edison Russell (29) reported his first hit after 6 games in the demonstration game. Break the silence with a multi-hit. 

Russell started as a 4th batter shortstop in an exhibition game against Hanwha in the 2023 KBO League held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 19th, playing an active role with 2 hits, 1 RBI and 2 points in 3 at-bats, contributing to Kiwoom’s 12-4 victory. 

Russell, who returned to the KBO League after signing with Kiwoom after three years, was silent, going 0-for-8 in the first 5 games in the demonstration game. It was all he got on base twice, getting a walk and one hit ball. 

Before the game, Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki said of Russell, “So far, I played only two short at-bats and four innings and missed. I think he needs to get used to it by increasing his at-bats a little more,” he said. In all of his first five games, he only took two at-bats and was substituted.  메이저놀이터

However, on this day, he entered the third at-bat and recorded two hits and multiple hits. In the face of Hanwha starter Felix Pena, the first at-bat in the second inning was withdrawn with a ground ball to second base, but reported the first hit with a hit to the left in the third inning. Then, in the 4th inning, pitcher Han Seung-joo, who changed from second base, was connected with a timely hit to the left, and also raised an RBI. 

Russell, who was replaced after playing defense in the 4th inning, said, “There are about two weeks left until the start of the regular season. Today is just part of the preparations for the season in Gyeonggi-do. Still, he had multiple hits, so it feels good.” 

“The more I play, the more comfortable I feel,” said Russell. He pledged to improve and maintain his condition by seeing more balls during the remaining demonstration games.”

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