Wong Goes 0-For-2 in 2013 Spring Debut
Kamehameha-Hawai`i graduate and former University of Hawai`i baseball player Kolten Wong went 0-for-2 in his first appearance in St. Louis Cardinals spring training action.
Wong entered the game as a defensive substitution in the sixth inning in the Cardinals’ 5-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox in Jupiter, Fla. He fielded a ground ball with two out in the top half of the inning to end a two-run Red Sox frame.
In the bottom half of the inning, Wong stepped in with Matt Carpenter at third base and one out in the inning. He swung at all three pitches he saw and struck out. The Cardinals, however, did score two runs in the inning to get within a run of Boston at 4-3.
Wong stepped back in to the left-handed batters box with two out in the bottom half of the eighth inning. He bounced the first pitch he saw to Bostons second baseman Jonathan Diaz, who threw him out at first to end the inning.
The third-year pro caught a pop-up for the second out in the top of the ninth inning and never got back to the plate.
Wong sat in Saturday’s 8-3 loss to Miami.
In 2012, Wong’s first time with the club at Spring Training, he played in three games and drew a walk, got a hit in one official at-bat, and drove in two runs.
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