The Hanwha Eagles continued their upward trend in the demonstration game. 

Hanwha won a come-from-behind victory 5-1 in an exhibition game against the Lotte Giants held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 25th. With this, Hanwha recorded 6 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw in demonstration games. Lotte stayed at the bottom of the demonstration game with 2 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw. 

Lotte scored the first points in the second inning against fireballer Moon Dong-ju, who spread up to 157 km. Han Dong-hee and Ahn Chi-hong’s consecutive hits gave them a chance to secure 1st and 3rd base, and Noh Jin-hyeok hit a sacrifice fly in left field to take a 1-0 lead. 

Lotte kept a 1-point lead thanks to starter Han Hyun-hee’s perfect pitch. However, after Hanwha Han Hyeon-hee went down, they turned around by attacking second pitcher Choi Jun-yong.

In the 5th inning, lead hitter Noh Soo-gwang walked and Jeong Eun-won hit to the right to secure a chance to 1st and 3rd base, and Chae Eun-seong hit a sacrifice fly in left field and easily tied the game 1-1. Afterwards, Brian O’Grady attacked Choi Jun-yong’s 126 km slider and fired a superior two-run four. O’Grady’s third home run in an exhibition game. He broke his no-hit streak in the last three games. 

Noh Si-hwan, who appeared afterwards, hit Choi Jun-yong’s 150km fastball and fired a solo gun that went over the middle fence. Back-to-back home runs. Afterwards, in the 2 out 2nd base created by Kim Tae-yeon’s walk and the opponent’s wild throw, Park Sang-eon’s priority double hit added 1 point and ran away to 5-1. 안전놀이터

For Hanwha, second-year fireballer prospect Moon Dong-ju, who started as a starter, came down the mound with 4 hits, 7 strikeouts and 1 run in 4 innings. Afterwards, Han Seung-ju, Lee Tae-yang, Kang Jae-min, Kim Bum-soo, and Jang Si-hwan kept the victory by shutting five scoreless innings. On the other line, O’Grady and Roh Si-hwan led the come-from-behind victory by hitting home runs.

For Lotte, starting pitcher Han Hyun-hee pitched 5 scoreless innings, but Choi Jun-yong, who came on the mound afterwards, collapsed with 4 runs in ⅓ innings and became the losing pitcher.

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