Lions 13 - Cobras 2: The Lions swept the Cobras in three games and will now move on to the Championship Series which will begin Oct. 20th. The Series will match up the top two teams in the league. The Lions and Bears were #1 and 2 with the best overall records in the CPBL.
Wei-Lun Pan shut down the Cobras and picked up the win after he threw 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 6 hits. Pan's performance this year has been pretty amazing considering the fact that he's been playing with an injured shoulder - hence his short outings. The Lions offense was led by game MVP Kuo-Ching Kao who was 3-4, with a double, a HR, and 5 RBI's. Other Lions: Tilson Brito was 1-3/Tzu-Sung Wang was 4-4 with 2 doubles and a RBI/Tai-Chi Kuo was 2-3 with a HR and 3 RBI's/Lien-Hung Chen was 1-3 with a HR and 3 RBI's. For the Cobras, CH Hsieh hit a solo HR off of WL Pan and was 1-4 with a RBI/Shih-Yang Deng was 2-4 with 2 doubles.
The Tigers lost 5-3 in game 2 of the playoffs. Lin was 1-1 with a walk. Box
World Cup News:
Here's the official site for the World Cup (in Chinese). Tickets for the event can be bought from here. Taiwan's team roster can be found here.
The competition will field some of the best talent seen in recent years. Check the following links for team USA's roster and Australia's roster. The competition which will be taking place from Nov. 6th through the 18th will overlap the Konami Cup which takes place Nov. 8th through the 11th. There are currently 4 Lions and 3 Bears on the World Cup roster - so either way, the NT will take a hit once the CPBL champion is established.