Ohtani finally hit his first home run.
Shohei Ohtani of Japan’s baseball team hit a home run against Australia in Group B of the ‘2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC)’ held at Tokyo Dome, Japan on March 12.
Ohtani, who started as designated hitter No. 3 on the day, fired a cannon in the first at-bat in the top of the first inning.
Ohtani entered the first at-bat with a chance on first and second base safely. And in the middle of Australian starter Will Sheriff’s second pitch, he rolled up the 70 mph curve. Ohtani’s batted ball flew far and landed over the wall in the middle right. 이브벳 토토
Ohtani’s first home run of the tournament. Ohtani, who had recorded 5 hits in 10 at-bats (3 doubles), 5 walks, and 4 RBIs before the game, scored his 6th hit and 4th extra-base hit in the tournament with 3 runs to overcome the crowd.
Japan, which had already secured a ticket to the quarterfinals, took a step closer to passing the group stage match with Ohtani’s home run.