SK Rent-a-Car succeeded in breaking its losing streak. The captain안전놀이터 and foreign ace played very well.
On the 16th, in the 3rd round match of the ‘Welcome Savings Bank PBA Team League 2023-24’ held at KINTEX PBA Stadium in Goyang, SK Rent-a-Car defeated Huons in a full set match with a set score of 4-3 (9-11, 9-3, 15-9, They defeated it 8-9, 11-5, 5-9, 11-3).
SK Rent-a-Car was in desperate need of its first win on the day, having lost two consecutive games to Blue One Resort and High One Resort in the third round alone. Including the second round match that ended on the 24th of last month, it was already their third consecutive loss.
However, on this day, Kang Dong-gung and Refens’ high-running performance succeeded in taking control of the game.
On the other hand, Huons started the third round with two consecutive losses due to a loss in this game.
Signer, who played with Palazon in the men’s doubles match in the first set, scored 9 extra-base hits, including a bank shot, in one inning with delicate shots. The Lefens-Ngo pair, who barely seized the opportunity, did not lose and chased after them, accumulating points by one point. The score was tied 9-9 in the fourth inning. However, Signer came back and scored the remaining two points to take the set 11-9.
In the second set of women’s doubles, Kang Ji-eun and Hida attempted a counterattack. He scored 4 runs in 2 consecutive innings to take the lead. Jeon Ae-rin came forward and attempted to chase by scoring two points at once with a bank shot. However, it stopped without any additional points. After trading balls until the 7th inning, Hida hit a bank shot through the nose. The second set was 9-3, with SK Rent-a-Car hitting once.
Signer met Kang Dong-gung in the third set. Against Signer, who scored 7 points in 3 innings, Kang Dong-gung scored 9 high runs and quickly turned the score around by 3 points. After a tight match, Kang Dong-gung won 15-9, and SK Rent-a-Car took three sets in a row.
However, in the mixed doubles, Palazon and Jang Ga-yeon accumulated points against the Kang Dong-gung and Kang Ji-eun pair and won 9-8 in 7 innings.
Huons captain Choi Seong-won was unable to withstand Eddie Refpens’ 5-inning, long-hit, 10-run comeback and gave up the game at 11-5. Refens’ average in the 5th set was 2.200.
The match went to 6 sets. Hida didn’t work out well. Se-yeon Kim did not have any major high runs, but she accumulated points one by one and won 9-5 in 9 innings, setting the set score at 3-3. The match went to 7 sets.
On the last stage, Kim Bong-cheol and Jo Geon-hwi faced off. While Kim Bong-cheol stopped at 3 points, Geonhwi Jo scored 5 points in a row in 6 innings to win the game 11-3.
A little later, from 2 p.m., the match between Welcome Savings Bank and SY will take place. At 5 p.m., there will be a match between High 1 Resort and NH Nonghyup Card, and at 8 p.m., there will be a match between Hana Card and Blue One Resort.