A walk-off 2-run HR in the bottom of the 7th helped Long Beach, CA capture the Pony League World Series title, beating Taiwan 3-2.
"Long Beach is Walk-Off Winner!
Oliver Van Buskirk stroked a pinch-hit, two-run, walk-off homerun for Long Beach to win the 2008 PONY League World Series!
Inning by inning recap:
_LB 7th--Matt Maccarrone singled to open the inning. Oliver Van Buskirk homered to right, winning the PONY League World Series championship.
CT 7th--Chiang Lee Wei walked on a 3-2 pitch, was sacrificed to second by Lin Yu Chih, then stole third. Wang Chao Min singled to center, scoring Chiang. Hu Chih Wei singled to right, moving Wang to second. After a passed ball moved up both runners, Wang was retired in a rundown between third and home. A popout ended the inning.
LB 6th--Groundout, strikeout, flyout.
CT 6th--Three up, three down. With the aid of the caught stealing and a doubleplay, DeJong has retired 13 straight.
LB 5th--After one out, Avery Flores singled. Brett Harper hit into a force play, but reached second on a throwing error, the ball going into the camera circle. DeWolf singled to left, scoring Harper. A flyout ended the inning with one left on.
CT 5th--With one out, Hsu Yung Cheng singled to right. A groundball doubleplay ended the inning.
LB 4th--All three batters hit balls to short--pop out, groundout, lineout.
CT 4th--Three up, three down.
LB 3rd--DeWolf reached on a groundball error but was erased on a line drive doubleplay.
CT 3rd--Liu Chia Kai walked but was later caught stealing.
LB 2nd--Soloman Willings, Irie Elizalde and Matt Maccarrone all singled to open the inning, loading the bases. Two flyouts and a groundout left the bases loaded.
CT 2nd--With two out, CHiu Chun Chang walked. Hsu Yung Cheng bunted for a basehit. A lineout ended the inning with two left on.
LB 1st--After one out, Daniel DeWolf singled to leftcenter. Thomas Walker grounded into a force play and was stranded.
CT 1st--After two out, Chen Chi Yuan doubled to center. Chu Li Jen reached on a throwing error, scoring Chen. A groundout ended the inning with one left on."
|Taichung, Taiwan||Long Beach, CA|
|Hsu Hao Feng|| |
|Brett Harper|| |
|Liu Chia Kai|| |
|Daniel DeWolf|| |
|Chen Chi Yuan|| |
|Thomas Walker|| |
|Chu Li Jen|| |
|Chase DeJong|| |
|Chiang Lee Wei|| |
|Soloman Williams|| |
|Lin Yu Chih|| |
|Irie Elizalde|| |
|Wang Chao Min|| |
|Matt Maccarrone|| |
|Chiu Chun Chang|| |
|Victor Martinez|| |
|Hsu Yung Cheng|| |
|Avery Flores|| |
HC Kuo has given up a go-ahead 2-run HR to JJ Hardy of the Brewers in the 8th inning. The Dodgers are now down 3-2 in the 8th. Box
R - The GCL Tigers won 4-0. CT Tang was 1-3 with a double and a RBI. Box
R - The GCL Red Sox won 5-4 over the Twins. CH Huang was 0-4 while WY Lin threw 5.1 innings, allowing 3 runs (1 ER). WY Lin's twin brother, WW Lin DNP, but he is back in action.
A+ - Kinston lost 6-4. SW Tseng earned the loss after giving up 4 runs (2 earned) in an inning of work. Tseng is 0-6 on the year in Kinston. Box
AAA - Vegas is down 5-4 in the 7th. CL Hu is 0-3. Box
Over in Alameda, CA, Taiwan lost to Japan 4-2 on Friday.