Tuesday, July 22, 2008

On to Monterey and Washington!


KY Lee (L) & CM Tu (R)

Taiwan pulled out a close 2-1 decision over Japan in the Bronco division (Pony) Asia-Pacific Zone Tourney to advance to Monterey, CA. Starting pitcher Chia-Ming Tu (hit 75 mph) was spot-on, holding the team from Japan to 1 run over 7 innings, K'ing 9. Kuan-Yi Lee would come on in the 8th and overpower his opponents with an 80 mph fastball (a plus-plus fb at this age level) to pick up the win!
Chia-Ming Tu would lead the tourney with an .800 BA, while Kuan-Yi Lee won the HR crown (with 1). The tourney MVP would go to their teammate Kuan-Yu Shih.
With two aces, this team should fare very well in the US.

The reps from Taichung in the Pony division also wrapped up a spot in Washington, PA by beating both Japan 12-4 and South Korea 8-0 to take the Asia-Pacific crown.

Over in Hong Kong (LL action), the boys lost 4-2 to South Korea, putting them in a must-win situation over the host team tomorrow. The team will also need some help from the Thai team (either a win or score a lot of runs).

Bears 7 - Whales 3:

WP - Mike Johnson (14-0, 6 IP, 3 R - 1 ER, 7 H, 3 K's, 3 BB's)
LP - Chang-Wei Tu (2-6, 5.2 IP, 6 R - 4 ER, 11 H, 5 K's, 0 BB's)

Bears lineup:
CF Long-Yi Huang 1-5, RBI
RF Chien-Wei Tsai 2-5
SS Chih-Sheng Lin 1-5, HR #8, RBI
1B Gary Burnham 3-4, HR #6, 4 RBI's - game MVP
C Feng-Min Chen 2-4, 2B

Whales lineup:
3B Wilton Veras 1-3, RBI
1B Chia-Hsien Tseng 1-2, 2B, RBI

Lions 10 - T-Rex 9 (12):
WP - Yi-Cheng Tseng (2-0, 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 K's, 0 BB's)
LP - Chien-Fu Chen (3-9, 4.2 IP, 2 R - 1 ER, 5 H, 2 K's, 3 BB's)

Lions lineup:
CF Wu-Hsiung Pan 3-6, HR #12, 5 RBI's
DH Lien-Hung Chen 0-5, RBI
3B Tilson Brito 4-7, 2 2B's, GWRBI - game MVP
1B KC Kao 2-7, 2B
2B Sen Yang 2-5, 2 2B's, 2 RBI's
SS Tzu-Sung Wang 2-4 - off the bench

T-Rex lineup:
RF - Ssu-Chi Chou 1-5, RBI
SS Ming-Jen Kuo 3-6, RBI
3B Jose Leon 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI's
1B Chia-Hsien Hsieh 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI's
C Ko-Fan Chen 3-6, 2B
CF Yuan-Chia Chen 1-4, 2B, RBI
IF Shih-Hao Huang 1-2, RBI

The Dragons won 7-1. WY Chen picked up the win, giving up 1 run on 3 hits over 6 IP (7K's, 4 BB's). Box

The Hawks lost 4-2. YH Yang threw 2/3 of a scoreless inning. Box

Taiwan lost 4-3 to South Korea. Box

R - The GCL Indians won 9-2. CH Chen had his best showing as a pro at the plate going 2-4 with a double, a triple, SB #1, and 3 RBI's. Box

R - The GCL Red Sox won 3-2. WY Lin started and earned a ND. He allowed 2 unearned runs on 4 hits over 4.2 IP (5 K's, 2 BB's). CH Huang was 1-3 with a RBI. Box

R - The AZL Mariners lost 7-0. YW Chang threw 1 inning of relief, giving up 1 ER. Box

A - Asheville is tied at 5 in the 12th. SA Kuo started and earned a ND (4 R - 3 ER on 6 H over 6 IP). Box

A+ - High Desert is up 2-1 in the 2nd. Follow KH Lo here.

AAA - Vegas is down 4-0 in the 2nd. Follow CL Hu here.

Junior NT:
The boys lost 6-1 to Canada.


BC said...

Nice to hear our Bronco team won. They seem like a really talented bunch. BTY, where were you finding the results for our Bronco team's games?

Regarding LL, Why do we have to bank on Thailand doing well? If we beat HK, then HK,Korea, and Taiwan would all be 3-1. Wouldn't they have to replay some games between the 3 teams to decide a winner?

TTT said...

With a 3 way tie, they go by the team with the lowest run differential - calculated by defensive runs given up divided by the number of innings played on defense. So without knowing the number of innings played, I'll list the number of runs given up in the 4 games so far: South Korea (4), Hong Kong (5), Taiwan (6).