In Little League news, Taiwan is one step closer to Williamsport after Hong Kong upset Korea 14-8. Taiwan beat China 10-2 today. As long as Taiwan wins their last game vs. Thailand, they will play in the championship game on Saturday vs. Japan. Here's a good look at the Taiwanese Little League representatives.
Over in Holland, Taiwan lost a tough game to political arch-rival China 1-0. ARGHHH!!!! Hong-Wen Chen was the hard-luck loser as he pitched 8 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 run. He K'd 8 and walked 1. Chen's counterpart on the mound, Lu shutout Taiwan in a complete game 3 hitter. The loss isn't as bad as it seems since China's team is it's current national team in training for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Taiwan essentially brought it's collegiate all-star team. Pics from the game - but mostly of the Chinese team. Taiwan's last game is on Friday versus Japan as it will try to end the tourney on a winning note.
Chung-Shou Yang cracked his 8th HR of the year, a game winning shot as his team won 4-3 in 10 innings. Yang was 2-5 with 2 RBI's hitting out of the leadoff spot.
Kuo started in Vegas again. Despite pitching better tonight, he will probably take his 3rd loss as well. Kuo started the first 4 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 runs, on 2 walks and 4 K's. Box/Log
Jacksonville won 8-0. Hu was 1-4 with a run scored. Box
Scout.com's newest minor league baseball prospect rankings is up. Hu is ranked as the 17th best SS prospect in the minors.
Yung-Chi Chen DNP, but Scout.com has Chen ranked as the 4th best 2B prospect in the minors. What a difference one year makes!
Wisconsin lost 7-5, as Lo was 1-4 with a RBI and a run scored. He did also commit his first error (throwing) of the season. Box
Everett is winning 6-2. Wu is 1-4 with a run scored. Box/Log
In the GCL, the Sox won 5-3. Huang and Chiang got their bats going, driving in a combined 3 runs. Huang was 2-3 and cranked his 1st HR of the year! He also contributed a RBI, a run scored, and committed his 2nd error of the season. Chiang was 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI's. Box