Clutch hitting and strong pitching won the game for SK. Despite being limited to only 5 hits, the South Korean team hit two key HR's - a 3-run shot in the 5th and a solo HR in the 7th to help account for 4 runs. SK would score its last run in the 8th on an error committed by 3B Tarzan.
CFC and Tarzan led the way on offense, collecting 2 hits each and accounting for the 2 runs scored by Taiwan. En-Yu Lin started and threw the first 5 innings, allowing only 4 hits - but the one key hit was a 3-run blast. Lin K'd 10 batters. Kevin Huang relieved Lin and pitched 2 innings, allowing 1 hit - also a solo blast to go along with 2 K's. Fu-Te Ni and Po-Hsuan Keng would pitch 1/3 of an inning each in the 8th, allowing 3 walks between them before an error by Tarzan would score SK's final run. Chin-Hui Tsao closed out the game, holding the SK team hitless over the last 1.1 innings.
The SK staff was led by starter Hyun-Jin Ryu who lasted 5+ innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits. He was relieved by Chan-Ho Park who threw the next 3 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits to go along with 4 K's.
In other action, Japan defeated the Philippines 10-0 Saturday. Taiwan will play the Philippines tomorrow.