Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Taiwan places 3rd in Asia AAA Baseball Tourney

Taiwan won 3rd place in the tourney, beating China 14-4 in the consolation game.

Japan, led by it's own super pitching prospect - Tsujiuchi Takanobu, beat South Korea 5-4 in the championship game. Tsujiuchi, a LHP, led Osaka Toin HS to the semifinals in the 2005 Koshien Tournament - the Japanese HS national championships, where it lost to the eventual champs - Komadai, this past year. Tsujiuchi (clocked at 95 mph) has been recorded to be the hardest throwing southpaw ever in Koshien Tournament history. Tsujiuchi was named the best LHP in the Asian AAA tourney.

Taiwan managed to have 2 kids named to the Asian AAA All star team:
Chun-Lin Chen - best RHP
Chao-Ting Tang - best LF

Overall, this has been a tremendous showing of young Asian pitching talent, with South Korea's Han Ki-Joo and Japan's Tsujiuchi Takanobu headlining the cream of the crop.


Anonymous said...

man they lost again to japan 7-1, i hope they win at least 3 out of the 4 remaining games

TheTaiwaneseTerror said...

I was very disappointed by the results as well. I was kind of wondering why Taiwan didn't start Chiang against Japan. But I guess, they are saving their ace for a more winnable game against Australia or Columbia. Unless, Taiwan gets some help from Puerto Rico losing a few more games, winning 3/4 is going to be a daunting task

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