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Sports Briefs

Apr 19,2018

Kim Seung-gi will continue as Anyang KGC head coach

The Anyang KGC announced on Wednesday that the club will sign another three-year contract with head coach Kim Seung-gi at the end of the month.

Kim, who has been in charge of the KGC since the 2015-16 KBL season, led the team to the playoff semifinals in his first season. In his second season he outdid himself, leading the KGC to win both the regular season and the championship.

Despite a spate of injuries last year, he still managed to get KGC to its third straight playoff semifinals appearance.

Throughout the three seasons, Kim led the KGC to 98 wins and 64 losses with a 0.605 winning percentage in the regular season. In the playoffs, the KGC have a 0.583 winning percentage with 14 wins and 10 losses.

By Kang Yoo-rim


Oh Seung-hwan picks up first hold of the season

Toronto Blue Jays’ Korean pitcher Oh Seung-hwan has picked up his first hold of the season in a victory.

Oh threw a scoreless sixth inning in the Jays’ 11-3 win over the Kansas City Royals at Rogers Centre in Toronto on Tuesday, his first outing since last Wednesday. He worked around a leadoff single by Jorge Soler and struck out one batter.

A hold is awarded to a pitcher who enters the game in relief in a save situation and doesn’t relinquish the lead while not recording the save. Oh threw 14 of his 19 pitches for strikes. Of the 19, 10 were four-seam fastballs and nine were sliders.

This was Oh’s eighth appearance of the season, and he has allowed at least a hit in every one of them. But he managed to lower his ERA from 3.00 to 2.57. He has a 1-0 record and a save to go along with seven strikeouts in seven innings.