Happy Labor Day to all of you in the States!
In the Asian AAA Championships, the junior NT lost to South Korea in one semifinal 5-4. The kids from Taiwan faced the top South Korean high school pitcher, Han Ki-Joo - who inkedthe highest signing bonus in the history of the KBO. Han has been clocked as high as 152 kmph, but was consistently around 145 to 148 kmph in the game against Taiwan. Hitting stars for Taiwan were: Chih-Hsien Chiang with 3 hits, and Kun-Sheng Lin with 2 hits. Kai-Wen Cheng, pitched a tough game, going 7 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs.
Over in Holland, the senior NT got their bats going against Spain. Taiwan won 12-2. The hitting parade was led by:
1)Yung-Chi Chen: 2-5, 1 double, 1 RBI
2)Ching-Lung Hu: 3-5, 1 double, 1 triple, 2 RBI
3)Kuo-Hui Lo: 4-4, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 SB
4)Chih-Yao Chan: 4-5, 1 RBI
5)Chun-Yu Kuo: 2-3, 2 HR's, 4 RBI, 2 BB