Sunday, September 04, 2005

World Cup/AAA Asian Champ. Update

Well, the Taiwanese junior national baseball team finds itself in a hole with an 0-2 record. Taiwan lost to South Korea 6-2 and Japan 13-8. It will play the loser of South Korea-Japan in one semifinal. Taiwan's biggest weakness seems to be the lack of a dominant pitcher.

In World Cup action, Taiwan defeated the Czech. Republic in their opening game 10-1. As expected, Chung-Yi Chen and Ching-Lung Hu provided instant offense to the senior NT. Chen was 3-5 with a double, while Hu was 2-5 with a triple. Kuo Hui Lo managed to muster up a base-hit. Based on the official team rosters, Taiwan has the youngest team in the tourney. We'll see if youth is served in this competition. The first real test for Taiwan should be against Puerto Rico on Tuesday.

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