Moon Dong-joo (19-Hanwha Eagles), the “ace” of South Korea’s championship-winning baseball team, beamed as he said it felt great to win the Asian Games gold medal he had dreamed of since he was a child. Moon was overjoyed after pitching six innings of three-hit ball, striking out seven and walking none to lead his team to a 2-0 victory over Chinese Taipei in the final of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Sunday at the Baseball and Softball Sports Center 1 in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, China.”When I was a kid, my dad went to the Asian Games as a coach, and ever since then, I always said I wanted to win a gold medal at the Asian Games,” he said, “and I’m very happy to fulfill that dream.” “I think I did a good job in front of my family, fans, baseball fans, and especially Hanwha fans,” he beamed. Moon’s father, Moon Jun-hum, is the head coach of the Jangheung County Athletics Team, a former national hammer thrower .Moon coached the national team from 2010 to 2018, taking them to the 2010 Guangzhou Games and the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games. Moon followed in his father’s footsteps and brought home a gold medal for South Korea at the Asian Games .On this day, Moon’s pitching was perfect. In the first inning, he got Linley, the No. 3 hitter, and Lin-Anger, the No. 4 hitter, on infield grounders and a strikeout, and in the sixth inning, with runners on first and second, he again got Linley and Lin-Anger on infield grounders and a strikeout to get out of trouble. He even drew some attention for his roar after getting Langer out.” I always try not to give up runs in crunch time,” Moon reflected, “I think I wasn’t good enough against Chinese Taipei in the group stage, and I think I was even more desperate in today’s game.” “My roar came out unexpectedly,” he said, adding, “I’m not usually like that, but I was more eager.” “It’s important for me to win, but I think I need to create a game that my team can win,” Moon said. “In the group stage against Taiwan, I couldn’t create that situation, so I cheered a lot even after I came down (to the dugout). I wanted to help the team.” Moon took the loss against Chinese Taipei on Feb. 2, giving up two runs on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts 토토사이트 in four innings, but came into the final with a clean slate after four days off.