In Game 1 of of a seven game series, Chinese Taipei lost a close game 1-0 to the US NT. The US rallied with some timely hitting in the bottom of the 9th inning off of relief pitching to secure the first win of the series. The starting pitcher for CT was Sung-Wei Tseng, the ace of the staff and recent Indians signee. Tseng pitched 5 scoreless innings, giving up only 2 hits, to go along with 4 K's and 0 walks. Tseng was locked in a fierce duel with US pitcher David Price, who was equally dominant, K'ing 10 in 7 scoreless innings. Aside from Tseng, the only other bright spot for CT was LF Chun-Yu Kuo's 2-3 performance at the plate. Taiwan's offense managed only one other hit the entire game off of US pitching.
Game 2 of the series is Thursday night in South Carolina.