Taiwan defeated South Africa 16-1 in its opening game Thursday. The team was led by SP Ying-Chieh Lin's dominating performance (6 IP - 1 ER - 4 H - 10 K's - 2 BB's) and bombs by two CPBL star sluggers. Not too long after his brother smacked 2 HR's to help the Lions defeat the China Stars in Japan, Chin-Feng Chen would follow suit with a 3-run HR in the first inning against SA. CFC was 2-4 with 3 RBI's. Cobras star Chia-Hsien Hsieh hit the team's other HR, a 2 run shot to complete the scoring in the first inning for Taiwan. Starting 3B Yi-Chuan Lin left the game with a lower extremity injury and was replaced by CPBL veteran Tai-Shan Chang who was 4-4 with 2 RBI's. Box/Recap/V.O.D.
Taiwan plays Japan tomorrow.
YC Chen was 0-2 with 2 walks as his team lost 5-2. Box
Chin-Lung Hu, Chin-Hui Tsao, and Chung-Shou Yang will be reporting tomorrow to register for the NT (Olympic Qualifying).
More on the Lions win over China.