Chien-Ming Wang got tagged for 7 earned runs on 11 hits in 6.1 innings against the Texas Rangers. Most of the damage was done against Wang in the 5th and 7th innings. It was a complete 180 degree turnaround from his last standout start against the Mariners. The Yankees lost 14-2. Recap/Box
AA - Jacksonville won 12-11. Hu was 0-4 with a sac-fly RBI.
A - Greenville lost 8-4. Chiang was 1-4 with a run scored.
A - Wisconsin won 4-2. Lo was 1-3.
The Tigers beat the Giants 4-2. W.C. Lin was 1-3 with a run scored. Box
The Fighters lost to the Hawks 8-2. Yang was 1-1 with a double in a pinch hitting role. Box
Lions 5 - Bears 1: Game MVP Wei-Lun Pan demonstrated why he is one of the best domestic pitchers in the league. Allowing only 1 run on 5 hits over 7 innings, he also had 6 K's and 2 walks. The lone run Pan allowed was to CFC who hit his 9th bomb of the season. CFC was 2-3.
Lions 1B Kuo-Ching Kao hit his 7th HR of the season and was 2-3 with 2 RBI's.
Bulls 11 - Whales 6: Despite 25 hits between the two teams, Game MVP honors went to Bulls SP Alfredo Gonzales who pitched 8 innings, allowing 4 runs - 2 earned on 8 hits. He had 3 K's and a walk.
The country's youth champions were crowned on Tuesday and Wednesday. Taipei County will represent Taiwan in the youth division, while Taoyuan County will represent Taiwan in the senior youth division. With the regional playoffs set in Japan, I'm assuming that these teams will compete in the Little League organization versus Pony Baseball.
Taiwan's chances of advancing to the Little League World Series this year improved significantly when the Little League International Board of Directors decided that the Japanese LL champion will receive an automatic berth into the LLWS. Taiwan will compete with the rest of Asia and the Pacific for another berth. Read more here.