SSG Landers’ foreign hitter Guillermo Herridia had a big game.
SSG won the seventh game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against KT Wiz 8-1 at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on March 13.
Heredia, who started in left field and batted fourth, was on fire at the plate. Heredia went 5-for-5 with a home run, RBI, and two runs scored to help the team snap a three-game losing streak.
In the second inning, with the score tied at 0-0, Heredia led off the inning with a bunt single, scored on a sacrifice fly by Lee Jung-beom for a 1-0 lead in the third inning, and followed it up with a single to right field in a bases-loaded situation.
In the top of the sixth, he led off with a single to left, and when Choi doubled to right field, he stole second and third and sprinted home.
Heredia also made a laser throw on defense to help fellow Cuban starter Roenis Elias throw a no-hitter. In the top of the seventh, KT’s foreign-born 스포츠토토 hitter Alford singled to left-center field and stole second. Heredia, the left fielder, caught the ball and made a bullet throw to second base.
Heredia added an infield single in the eighth for his first five-hit game. His previous high was four hits, which he recorded on April 25 against Jamsil LG Electronics and May 7 against Gochuk Kiwoom. Energized by Heredia’s hot bat, SSG won the game by seven runs to end their recent three-game losing streak.
“At the plate, I always think about what I can contribute to the team’s victory,” Heredia said after the game, “I only think about hitting for the team, because if I think about my personal records or goals, it’s going to clutter my head at the plate.”
“I’m happy to have five hits, but I’m not thinking about my one-game performance, I’m thinking about helping the team win as many games as possible to win the championship,” he added.