The NT defeated Spain 13-3 in a 7-inning mercy-rule shortened game on day 1 at the OQ Tourney. SP Chien-Ming Chiang picked up the W after allowing 2 runs over 5 IP. The NT's offense came to life as Cheng-Min Peng and Kuo-Hui Lo both slugged HR's, while the team rapped out 12 hits. Also the outfield trio of Chien-Ming Chang, Che-Hsuan Lin, and Kuo-Hui Lo each swiped a base, flashing some of the speed and aggressive base running that has been missing from the NT in recent years.
South Korea, Canada, and Australia all won their opening games as well.
Taiwan's next game is tomorrow against Mexico.