Sunday KBO Game Highlights (2014/03/16)

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LG 12 - Hanhwa 2, Daejeon [Box Score]

LG put on a batting clinic against the Hanwha pitching staff today, racking up a total of 16 hits and 12 runs. Leading the way for the Twins was outfielder Jeong Ui-Yoon. Jeong went 3 for 5 finishing with a single, 2 homeruns, 6 RBIs, and 2 runs scored. Jeong has been red hot as of late, batting 0.500 during pre-season games. Twins fans will be hoping he saves some for the regular season. There is very little positive to say about Hanwha today. The Eagles did not get on the board until Felix Pie hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the 6th, but the game was already out of reach, with Hanwha trailing 8-1. LG starter Cory Riordan picked up the win for 4 scoreless innings, while the loss went to Hanwha's Andrew Albers.

Nexen 1 - NC 7, Masan [Box Score]

Nexen center fielder Lee Taek-Keun hit a solo homerun in the top of the 1st, but it would be the only run that Nexen would score in the game. NC took the lead in the bottom of the 3rd on a 2-RBI single from Na Sung-Bum and never looked back. The Dinos would add 5 more over the course of the game, cruising to a 7-1 win. NC staring pitcher Lee Jae-Hak pitched well, allowing 1 run in 5 1/3 innings for the win. The loss went to Nexen's Kim Dae-Woo.

Lotte 4 - Samsung 3, Daegu [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Lotte got on the board first in the top of the 4th when third baseman Hwang Jae-Gyun came to the plate with 2 outs and the bases loaded. Hwang hit a single down the left field line allowing 2 runners to score. Samsung went into the bottom half of the inning down 2-0, but second baseman Yamaico Navarro quickly erased the deficit with a 3-run homerun, scoring all of Samsung's runs for the day with one swing of the bat. Unfortunately for Samsung, they could not hold on to the lead. Samsung did not manage a single hit in the final 4 innings, while Lotte worked their way back into the lead, scoring a run each in the 5th and 6th innings.

Doosan 7 - KIA 7, Gwangju [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

It was another close game in Gwangju today. KIA lead 7-4 late in the game, but Doosan was able to tie it up in the top of the 8th. Second baseman Choi Joo-Hwan hit a 2-RBI triple to bring the score to 7-6. Left fielder Kim Hyun-Soo followed it up with a sacrifice fly to tie the score at 7-7. Choi's triple was the final hit of the game, and the 20,000 fans in attendance had to settle for a tie.