Friday, February 29, 2008
Come-From-Behind Win for the NT....
Thanks to two late inning blasts, the NT pulled out an 8-7 win against the Uni Lions. Down 6-3, heading into the 8th inning, NT SS Chih-Sheng Lin would even things up with one swing, hitting a 3-run HR in the inning. Tai-Shan Chang, who would enter the game as a late replacement for DH Kuo-Ching Kao, hit a 2-run HR in the top of the 9th inning to give the NT a lead it would not relinquish. Youngster Che-Hsuan Lin continued his power surge by hitting a 2-run HR in the 5th.
View CH Lin's HR:
NT Starting Lineup:
1)Chien-Ming Chang (RF) 2-5 with a RBI
2)Che-Hsuan Lin (CF) 1-5 with a HR and 2 RBI's
3)Cheng-Min Peng (1B) 1-4
4)Kuo-Ching Kao (DH) 0-3
5)Yi-Chuan Lin (3B) 1-5
6)Chih-Sheng Lin (SS) 3-4 with a HR and 3 RBI's
7)Chen-Yu Chung (LF) 0-2
8)Chih-Hsien Chiang (2B) 0-1
9)Chih-Kang Kao (C) 0-0
1)SP Kai-Wen Cheng 3.1 IP/4 runs allowed (3 earned)/9 hits/ 0 K's/ 0 BB
2)Chien-Ming Chiang 1.2 IP/2 runs allowed (1 earned)/ 4 hits/ 1 K/ 0 BB
3)Fu-Te Ni 3.0 IP/0 runs allowed / 0 hits/ 6 K's/ 0 BB -picked up the W
4)Chia-Jen Lo 1.0 IP/ 1 run allowed (1 earned)/ 1 hit/ 1 K/ 2 BB
The Lions actually outhit the NT 14-10. Leading the way on offense for the Lions were: CF Sung-Hsien Yang who was 3-3 with a RBI/ LF Tai-Chi Kuo who was 2-4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI's/ & 1B Lien-Hung Chen who was 1-1 with a double and 2 RBI's.
Despite the win, the NT received some bad news when SP and current NT ace, Wei-Lun Pan reaggravated an injury to his shoulder on Thursday. Pan will not play in the OQ's. This means that the role of staff ace will fall to one of the following trio: Chien-Fu Yang, Chien-Ming Chiang, or Chih-Chia Chang. Also troubling is slugger CFC's absence (back injury) these past 2 games.
The NT will resume action Sunday against the La New Bears. The Korean NT will play the T-Rex on Sunday as well.