“In the 77-year history of the baseball team, only the Golden Lion has not won. Principal Kim Seong-eun, a senior at Busan High School and an avid baseball fan, always says, ‘Winning the Golden Lion is a long-cherished wish.’ I will definitely win this year as I put all my conditions into the Golden Lion.”
Park Gye-won, coach of Busan High School, said this after winning the 7th cold game (10-1) against Kim Hae High School in the second round (roof of 32) of the 77th Golden Lion National High School Baseball Championship and Weekend League Wangjungwang Match held at Mokdong Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 19th. In this tournament, if there is a difference of more than 7 points at the end of the 7th inning, the game is declared over.
Established in 1947, Busan High School has won the Presidential Cup 6 times, the Phoenix 4 times, and the Blue Dragon 3 times, which are considered one of the 4 major competitions along with the Golden Lion. However, in the Golden Lion, they reached the final four times and lost all of them. 2003 was the last time they reached the semifinals.
The momentum is different this year. In the first round of this tournament, Busan High School had a cold game on this day as well, following a 7th cold win (9-2) against Water Vault. This is the first time that Busan High School has won two games in a row by cold play in the Golden Lion since 1971, when high school baseball was established with the four major competitions.
On this day, Busan High School even took the time to entrust the mound to sophomore triathletes Kim Jeong-yeop (starter), Kim Dong-hoo (6th inning), and Chun-gyeom (7th inning). Kim Jeong-yeop, who became the winning pitcher with 1 run in 5 innings, said, “This is the first time I have pitched more than 4 innings in a national tournament. He said, “I’m happy to win in my first start.”
Busan High School will play the round of 16 against Segwang on the 22nd. In the following game, Segwang beat Seoul Automobile High School 2-0 and returned to the round of 16 in the Golden Lion for the first time in two years. Busan High School coach Park plans to put elite resources, including junior Seong Yeong-tak,먹튀검증 on the mound to face the three-year ace Kim Yeon-joo (junior).
At Shinwol Baseball Stadium, Gyeonggi Air High School won Yeoju IDBC 7-0 (7th inning cold) and advanced to the round of 16 in the Golden Lion for the first time since its foundation in 2017. Gyeonggi Aviation High School meets Seongnam High School in the round of 16. Seongnam High School beat Seoul Design High School 11-2 (8th inning). Gangneung High School, the champion of the 2021 tournament, also advanced to the round of 16 by beating Ansan Technical High School 9-0. Gangneung High School will face the winner of the Yulgok High Baseball Team-Seorak High School game on the 20th in the round of 16.