Monday, August 25, 2008

2008 Asian Youth Championships Underway....

Youth NT:
The 5th annual Asian Youth Championships have begun in Shizuoka, Japan. The boys are grouped with Hong Kong, the Philippines and IZU (Japan) in group A. Group B is made up of ZAMA (Japan), South Korea, Thailand, and the Japanese youth NT. The tourney will run through the 29th of this month.

Taiwan's schedule:
1)8/25 vs. IZU (Japan)
2)8/26 vs. Hong Kong
3)8/27 vs. the Philippines

Starting August 28th, the top 2 teams from each group will play each other in the semifinals, with the championship game taking place August 29th.

Pics of the event (in Japanese)

Taiwan won it's opening game 10-0 against IZU (Japan). The two teams were in a scoreless tie until the NT scored a run in the 5th before blowing the game open with 9 runs in the 6th and final inning. Starting pitcher Chieh Pan threw 5 scoreless innings.

The league resumes action tomorrow.

Here's Chao-Ting Tang's blog/album.

R - The GCL Tigers lost to the Indians 4-0 in the first game of a DH. CT Tang was 0-2. Box
CH Chen was 2-3 as the Indians lost 2-0 in game 2. Box

R - The GCL Red Sox lost 7-6. CH Huang was 0-3; CC Chen was 1-4 with a double and a RBI; WY Lin started and allowed 5 runs on 7 hits (2 HR's) in 4.2 IP. Box

A ss - Williamsport won 16-7. YF Lin threw a scoreless 9th, K'ing 3. Box

A+ - High Desert is up 1-0 in the 5th. KH Lo is 1-2 with a RBI. Box

WC Lin was 0-4 as his team won 3-0. Box

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