Kiwoom Heroes new foreign hitter Ronnie Dawson (28) greeted the first time with a preemptive and timely hit.
Dawson started as the left fielder for the 4th hitter against the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League held at Sajik Stadium on the 22nd.
This is Dawson’s KBO League debut. Dawson signed a contract with Kiwoom on the 13th for $85,000 as a replacement for Edison Russell.
Dawson, who entered Korea on the 18th, left for Japan on the 19th to obtain a visa, and returned to Korea the previous day (21st). And on this day, he was immediately included in the starting lineup and took on the 4th hitter’s heavy responsibility.
He imprinted his name from the first game and the first at-bat.
Dawson, who appeared from 1st and 2nd base at the beginning of the 1st inning with a 0-0 match, hit Lotte starter Park Se-woong’s 4th curveball in a 1-ball-2 strike and hit a heavy hit. He also raised an RBI by calling second base runner Kim Hye-seong home.
Dawson, who decorated his first at-bat in his debut with a preemptive and timely hit, advanced to third base with Lee Won-seok’s left-handed hit. Song Seong-moon’s walk continued with 2 out and bases loaded, and Lee Ji-young’s push-off walk homed the ball and even reported the first score of his debut.
Ko Hyeong-wook, general manager of Kiwoom, recruited Dawson and hoped, “I hope he will open up an attacking path in the second half.
While Kiwoom was on an 8-game losing streak before the game, Dawson lived up to his expectations in his first at-bat.메이저놀이터
Meanwhile, Dawson recorded a batting average of 0.247, 72 homers, 305 RBIs and 105 stolen bases in 641 games in the minor leagues. In the major leagues, he left a batting average of 0.125 (1 hit in 8 at-bats) in 4 games.