The 2023 KBSA League, the top amateur baseball league organized by the Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA), concluded with the Seongnam McPies winning the title. Na Yong-hoon, who led the team to the title, was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.굿모닝토토
The Seongnam McPies defeated the Yeoncheon Miracle 16-6 in the second game of the ‘2023 KBSA League’ finals at the Gonjiam Team Up Campus baseball field in Gyeonggi-do, Gyeonggi-do, on April 17. The team won both the first and second games of the finals to lift the championship trophy.
The KBSA League, which was organized by unemployed, civic, and independent baseball teams and sports clubs, concluded a two-month race in which seven teams – Seongnam Magpies, Yeoncheon Miracle, Suwon PineEagles, Paju Challengers, Gapyeong Welsh, Chungbuk Sports Club, and China’s Sichuan Professional Baseball Team – played a total of 33 games.
Seongnam, Yeoncheon, Suwon, and Chungbuk advanced to the main league after a full-league qualifying round, and fierce battles continued through the main league and playoffs. In particular, the final match between Seongnam and Yeoncheon was broadcast live on Spotify.
The Korea Baseball Softball Association said, “The KBSA League, which was held for the first time this year with the goal of incorporating baseball into the general category of the National Games and creating unemployed, civic, and independent baseball teams, has shown a high level of league performance since its inception and is expected to expand and develop in the future.”
In addition, the KBSA League has provided amateur baseball players with the experience of crossing the boundary between the general club baseball game and the professional baseball stage, and presented a healthy baseball development model where each of the 17 provinces, basic local governments, and teams grow together, the association said.
Chairman Lee Jong-hoon said, “The association is holding various tournaments with the goal of expanding the base of baseball in daily life sports. The KBSA League is the top amateur league representing this, and we will make further efforts to become the foundation for baseball development and a cradle for players to fulfill their dreams,” he said.
The winners of the 2023 KBSA League individual awards were Na Yong-hoon (Seongnam) for Most Valuable Player, Park Seung-soo (Seongnam) for Pitcher of the Year, Choi Soo-hyun (Yeoncheon) for Pitcher of the Year, Ahn Jun (Seongnam) for Hitting, Kim Yoon-beom (Yeoncheon) for RBI, Wee Jae-hyun (Yeoncheon) for Home Run, Shin Neu-sik (Seongnam) for Manager, and Ha Seung-jun (Seongnam) for Contribution. The awards will be presented at the Baseball Softball Night event on December 18.