Thursday, August 10, 2006

A Pair of Aces Up Their Sleeves....

S.W. Tseng
photo courtesy of

C.C. Lee
photo courtesy of Angel Yu

Over in Cuba today, the Taiwanese NT beat the Czech NT 5-0 to run their record to 4-0 in the tourney. The Taiwanese University NT had a masterful showing from one of their young guns - Chen-Chang Lee. The 19 year old righty was dominant today as he threw 7 near-perfect innings in which he pitched a hitless shutout through 7 with 9 K's and only 1 walk. His reliever, C.W. Lin gave up the only hit of the game in the 9th inning to the Czech team. Lee, who was profiled in an earlier blog post, was cited by Cor as throwing 91 to 93 mph in Holland. The strength of this year's team lies in their pitching staff led by Sung-Wei Tseng. Neat coincidence how Lee and Tseng almost ended up together in the Cleveland organization. Box
Anyways, Taiwan will take on the US tomorrow to determine the seedings for the quarterfinals. Win or lose, Taiwan will play either the 3rd or 4th place team from the other bracket - which will be determined by tomorrow's games (most likely either the Bahamas - who beat Cuba in this tourney already, Italy, or Nicaragua).

AA - Hu was 1-4 with a double and a RBI as Jacksonville won 4-3. Box

A - Lansing won 3-0. Keng earned his 3rd save of the season with 2 scoreless innings in relief. He gave up 1 hit with 1 walk and 2 K's. Box

A - Wu was 0-4 with 2 K's as his team lost 13-4. He also committed his 3rd error of the season behind the plate. Box

R - Lin won his second game of the season for the Red Sox. Pitching in relief, Lin threw 3 scoreless innings giving up 1 hit, with 3 K's and 1 walk. Chiang DNP, while Huang's average plummets to .143 with an 0-3 night. Box

Hanshin lost 10-6. Lin managed another hit (single) in a pinch hit appearance. Box

Over in Japan, there is a tourney called the World Boys Baseball Tournament for boys aged 14-15 going on right now. Taiwan is participating and won their first game versus Alameda, USA 10-0. Taiwan will play a doubleheader tomorrow: first against Australia ABF then followed by Korea Tegu. If Taiwan finishes first in it's group, it will play in the semifinals on Saturday versus the winner of Group A: Fresno, USA/China/Japan/Mexico Rojo.

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