Friday, March 07, 2008

Opening Win Against Spain.....

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.
Game Recap
Box Score
South Korea, Canada, and Australia all won their opening games as well.
Taiwan's next game is tomorrow against Mexico.


Anonymous said...

Nice start! I saw in the end that there was some altercation (pointing and yelling mainly) between the two teams. I didn't watch the entire game to see what the conflict was all about. Can anyone fill me in on this? Thanks.

TTT said...

I may be wrong but I think the Spanish team was upset that Kuo-Hui Lo stole 2nd base in the bottom of the 7th with Taiwan up by 9 runs. They thought it was unsportsmanlike so C Chih-Kang Kao received a brush-back pitch in retaliation. Words were exchanged between the two teams.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh okay. Well, I thought it was okay since Taiwan had a day game the next day and they wanted to get the game over ASAP.