Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Juniors Shut Out Panama....

The Taiwanese junior NT defeated the Panamanian team 9-0 on Tuesday. The starting pitcher for Taiwan, Chun-Lin Chen was dominant as he pitched a complete game shutout - giving up only 5 hits while striking out 14 hitters with no walks. The floodgates opened wide as the offense for Taiwan came alive - getting 13 hits, with SS Yen-Wen Kuo and 1B Chun-Hsiu Chen leading the way with 4 hits apiece and 2 RBI's each. Box/Link

Japan/NPB Draft
Seibu lost 6-2 to the Marines as M.C. Hsu made a relief appearance for the Lions. Hsu pitched 2 scoreless innings, giving up 1 hit to go along with 2 walks and 1 K. Box

The 2006 high school NPB draft took place yesterday. has the results of the draft in English. A Taiwanese kid was selected in the 4th round by the Softbank Hawks. Ping-Yen Lee, an 18 year old (DOB 4/21/1988) infielder, follows in the footsteps of Wei-Chu Lin and Chung-Shou Yang as Taiwanese kids who played HS baseball in Japan and were later drafted by an NPB team. Lee, who stands around 5'9" and weighs 180 pounds, can play both SS and 3B defensively.
In an interesting side note, the Seibu Lions drafted a Chinese pitcher - Dai-Yi Hsu in the 3rd round. has a nice write up on Hsu.

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