SSG Landers Roennis Elias, who was recruited as a substitute for Annie Romero, played his first real match in the Futures League.
Elias pitched as a starting pitcher in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Futures League match against the Samsung Lions held in Gyeongsan at 11 am on the 18th, recording 3⅔ innings, 4 hits, 2 strikeouts and 1 run. He threw a total of 60 pitches (39S/21B), and checked his condition by throwing a top 147 km/h fastball, curveball, changeup, and slider.
Elias got a right-handed hit by Kim Hyeon-jun, the leader in the first inning, and Yang Woo-hyeon’s left-handed hit after Jo Min-sung’s grounder put him in danger at first and second base. Afterwards, Kim Ho-jae’s fly ball made runners 1st and 3rd base, and then conceded a point with a wild throw. Oh Hyun-seok struck out and ended the inning.
After that, there were crises, but there were no concessions. In the second inning, after Ryu Seung-min’s hit and Kim Min-soo’s walk, Elias, who was driven to 1 out and 토스카지노 1st and 3rd base with third base stolen, blocked the run with Park Jang-min’s strikeout and Kim Hyun-jin’s ground ball. The 3rd inning was clean with Jo Min-seong grounder, Yang Woo-hyun and Kim Ho-jae floating ball, and after dealing with three more batters in the 4th inning, he passed the mound to Seo Sang-jun.
After the game, Elias said, “I’m happy to finally be able to play in Korea, and I’m looking forward to my appearance in the future. Today, I focused on throwing strikes, and I felt that I was in good shape.”
Lee Dae-soo, head coach of the Futures, said, “Considering today’s 11:00 game and adaptation to the mound due to rain, it seems that the first team will increase speed and increase the power of fastballs in the future. First of all, the overall ball control was good, and the pitching rhythm and balance were good. In particular, the changeup was easy to steal timing against right-handed hitters, and the curve was also powerful.”
On the other hand, in the game that day, SSG won the 5th rain cold game with a score of 7-3, with Ha Jae-hoon scoring 2 hits in 3 at-bats and 2 RBIs, and Ko Myung-jun recording 1 hit in 3 at-bats, 1 home run and 2 RBIs. Eliasson is expected to be decided based on the pitching content of the day.