Chinese Taipei will represent Asia in the 2006 Bronco World Series (11-12 year olds). The World Series will take place August 3rd through the 8th in beautiful Monterey, CA. Chinese Taipei will seek to avenge last year's loss to Puerto Rico in the championship game. In the Asian regional, Chinese Taipei was a perfect 4-0, as it steamrolled the competition: 17-3 vs. the Philippines, 13-2 vs. Taipei City, 15-1 vs. Hong Kong, and 15-0 vs. Japan. Taipei City finished as the runner up, losing only to Chinese Taipei. Keep an eye out for Chen-Long Chen, the star P/IF for the Chinese Taipei team.
In the Asian regional tourney for the Little League World Series, Chinese Taipei split it's two toughest games vs. Japan and South Korea. CT lost 7-0 to Japan and then beat South Korea 10-4. CT is currently holding down the #2 spot and if it can win it's remaining 3 games vs. Hong Kong, Thailand, and China, should secure a spot in the championship game on Saturday, pitting the #1 and #2 teams in the tourney.
Jacksonville lost 3-1. Hu was 1-4 and drove in the only run of the game for his team. Box
Dunedin lost 12-9. Keng pitched 1 inning, giving up 3 hits, 2 runs, with 0 K's and 1 walk. Box
Wisconsin lost 9-4. Lo managed to go 1-3, with 2 runs scored and a walk. Box
In the GCL, the Phillies won in extra innings, making Y.F. Lin a two-time winner. Lin pitched the last 3 innings, giving up 1 hit, 0 runs, on 2 walks and 3 K's. Box
In other GCL action, the Red Sox played a doubleheader. In the first game, Chiang DNP. Huang started at 3B and was 0-2 with a walk. Box In the second game, Huang DNP. Chiang was 0-3 with a run scored. Box
Wang will start Friday vs. the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He is set to pitch against Tim Corcoran (4-1, 3.09 ERA) Wang has already faced Tampa Bay twice this season and has only given up 3 earned runs in 15.1 IP. Let's hope the trend continues Friday.