SSG Landers captain Hanyu Island seems to be getting a sense little by little. The batting form was modified to reduce the burden on her lower body, but she is struggling but is overcoming it.
SSG won 3-1 in the first game of the season against 스포츠토토 Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 21st. Hanyu Island played an active role with 3 hits and 1 RBI to announce the rebound.
After the game, manager Kim Won-hyung said, “Yoo Seom-i recorded 3 hits, so I hope today’s game will change my mood.”
Hanyu Island only had a batting average of 104 and 30 until the KT expedition to Suwon on the 19th. He only had 5 hits in 12 games. 5 days, 1 hit each. After changing his batting form, he struggled.
Looking at Hanyu Island’s batting form until last year, it seemed as if they were sitting on a transparent chair and batting. However, at some point, this posture became a burden on the lower body and back. Because of this, Hanyu Island decided to modify his batting form. More erected his posture. It may not be a big change for him, but his hitting points weren’t right.
Nevertheless, director Kim Won-hyung believed in Hanyu Island. On this day, before the game, when asked if Hanyu Island needed more time to adapt to its batting form, he said, “It will burst.” It was as if it were salty, as director Kim said. Han Yu-seom swung his first three hits of the season, including a timely hit in the 4th inning.
Hanyu Island said, “It was the final blow, but (Jeon) Euisan-i’s home run and (Kim) Min-sik’s timely hit made the team win. I am also happy to have contributed to the victory.”
He continued, “I think it is premature to judge that my condition has improved with three hits today because the hitting has not been good in the past.” So he came out early every morning and devoted himself to practice.”
In addition, Hanyu Island said, “If you keep thinking about the unfortunate hit or the moment, he will only fall into a dilemma. He said, “The more I care about the record, the more stressed I get.”
Regarding the adaptation to the new batting form, “I changed my batting form this season considering that my existing batting form puts a lot of burden on the lower body. It’s my first time, so there seems to be some trial and error. I will try to settle down as quickly as I decided and show a good image.”