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The LA New Bears defeated the President Lions 4-3 in the season opener of the CPBL on Saturday. The game was a rematch of last year's CPBL championship series. The game also featured the league's top pitcher and hitter in Wei-Lun Pan and CFC.
With the Lions up 4-0 heading into the bottom of the 5th inning, Wei-Lun Pan would begin to tire as the Bears would rally to tack on 5 runs in the 5th and 6th innings to knock Pan out of the game. Wei-Lun Pan started for the Lions and allowed 5 runs on 9 hits in 6.2 innings. He had 2 K's and allowed 2 walks. Pan gave up the season's first home run to none other than Chin-Feng Chen in the 6th inning. CFC was 1-2 with a RBI and 2 walks. The game MVP went to LA New Bears catcher Feng-Min Chen who was 2-3 with 4 RBI's. Bears slugger Chih-Sheng Lin was 1-4. LF Sung-Hsien Yang led the way for the Lions with a 2-4, 2 RBI night. Former Red Sox prospect Kevin Huang would nail down his first save of the season for the Bears.
Wei-Chu Lin plated 2 runs with a double in the 3rd inning as the Tigers beat the Bay Stars 7-4 Saturday.