Kang Min-goo (pictured) finally won. It was the first top of the 4th and 5th rounds in 5 finals. Kang Min-goo, who scored a match point with 1 point remaining in 5 sets and 6 innings, roared to his heart’s content.
Kang Min-goo shot 16 bank shots like fireworks in the final of the ‘2023 Welcome Savings Bank Wellbang PBA Championship’ held on the 24th, defeating Vietnam’s Ngo Dinh Nai 4-2, and rose to the top.
1 set and 8 innings influenced the first flow. In 5 innings, Kang Min-gu hit two consecutive hits that broke the seesaw match of 2:2, 4:4, and 8:8, leading 10:8.
Hungo scored 3 runs in 7 innings and turned it over at 11:10, but Kang Min-gu shot 4 consecutive hits at the end of 7 innings and approached the set point at 14:10. It was as if the bank shot, a special move, had gone off, so it looked like victory was coming.
However, he said that the hastily turned back was a little lacking, so he left ‘that bastard’s mat’. Ngo hit 4 consecutive hits in the beginning of 8 innings without missing a single chance.
안전놀이터 Ngo won the set point fight and took the first set in 15:14. Kang Min-goo, who suffered a reversal defeat, chased until the 4th set.
5 sets of 6 innings is the time of the second flow. It was a twist that changed the atmosphere.
After 2 consecutive hits in 2 innings, Kang Min-goo, who hit 3 consecutive innings, hit the bank shot 3 times in a row.
The score that was 2:9 quickly became 9:9. And in the 7th inning, Kang Min-goo hit 6 consecutive hits and took a 3-2 lead in the set score for the first time.
Kang Min-goo also shot two bank shots in the 7th inning. I couldn’t lose because I hit six 2-point bank shots in one set. It was 15:9.
Kang Min-goo boosted his momentum with a bank shot. Following the 2nd and 4th sets, the 6th set also solved the ball in the first ball position with a bank shot.
Giving away 5 sets, the sudden loss of energy continued to work in vain. Kang Min-gu ran away until 12:0, pouring tar in the 2nd and 3rd innings.
Ngo missed a picturesque bank shot in the 4th inning. It was a ball that even teammates did not miss. As soon as Kang Min-gu turned around, he approached the match point with a bank shot.
He missed once but hit a champion shot in the next inning. 15: 5, a champion shot in the 5th final.
Kang Min-goo was a regular runner-up in 4 matches and 4 losses in the finals. The opponent was the strongest foreigner all four times.
In the Panasonic tournament, the first final in June 2019, Kashido Kostasek, who showed a climax shot, lost. The TS competition in September was Kudron, the Crown Haetae competition in January 2021 was Palazon, and the Wellbang competition in February was Kasido Costas.
Kang Min-goo, who was the most finalist but never won the championship, withered for a while , perhaps because of that. In the last season and last season, I never made it to the semifinals, let alone the finals. However, Go Jin-gam-rae finally burst into victory in the fifth final. He is now a proud champion, not a perennial runner-up.