The Korean NT beat the Sinon Bulls 3-0 on Tues. The game was a scoreless deadlock until the Korean NT rallied for 3 runs in the top of the 9th, led by slugger 3B Dong-Joo Kim who doubled in two runs in the last frame. A moral victory for the Bulls? Perhaps, when three of your top offensive players are on the NT (TS Chang, CM Chang, and CC Yeh). Bulls RF Da-Hung Cheng collected 2 hits while SP Iba Tomokazu, Fu-Jen Shen, and Kuo-? Wang combined to shutout the Korean NT on 4 hits over 7 innings.
The NT played its last warm up match against an amateur team and won 15-4. Kun-Sheng Lin and Kuo-Ching Kao both collected 3 hits while Chih-Hsien Chiang hit a HR. *Edited/Updated
Next up for the Korean and Taiwanese NT is Friday's opening games in the OQ Tourney.
Here's a look at the other top 3 teams in the tourney:
The Australian 24-man roster has been announced.
Here's Mexico's final roster.
The Canadian NT roster.
Hu and Kuo are headed to China to face the Padres in a 2-game exhibition series.