LL action - Taiwan beat Thailand 5-1 Monday. The team managed only 10 hits, but fortunately, two-way star Cheng-Yu Tsai stepped up big at the plate, cracking a 3-run HR. He also shut down the Thai team over 1.2 relief innings, K'ing 3. Thailand scored its lone run in the bottom of the 6th inning. Taiwan will now face it's last two (and toughest) opponents in South Korea and Hong Kong in pool play over the next two days.
In Pony action (13-14 age group), Taiwan defeated South Korea 6-2. The team is from Taichung, represented by youth powerhouse Shi-Yuan jr. high (past alumni include Yao-Wen Chang and Yu-Hung Lee).
In the Bronco division (11-12 year olds) of Pony bb, Taiwan beat the Philippines 19-2. With the win, a showdown has been set up with Japan (who are also undefeated) tomorrow. The winner, representing the Asian/Pacific zone will move on to Monterey, CA. Expect to see aces Kuan-Yi Lee and Chia-Ming Tu in the matchup against Japan.