Friday, December 12, 2008

Ku-Pao Takes Game 1....

HS Wood Bat Tourney:
-In the championship series, Ku-Pao took game 1 from Nan-Ying 2-0. KP starter Chieh Pan threw a CG shutout (9 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 9 K's, 1 BB) to win his third game of the tourney. KP SS Wei-Chen Wang was 1-4 with a RBI while C Chih-Hao Su was 2-3 with the other RBI. Teammate LF Jui-Lin Chang was 3-4. For Nan-Ying, SS Fu-Lin Kuo was 0-4 while 3B Ping-Chieh Chen was 2-4.

-Shi-Yuan beat Gao-Nong 9-3 to wrap up 3rd place in the tourney. Offensively for Shi-Yuan: LF Pin-Hung Chi was 2-5, 3B, 2 RBI; 1B Sheng-Po Yu was 2-4, 2 RBI; C Shih-Hao Liu was 3-4, 3B; SS Chun-Kai Liu was 3-4, RBI. Gao-Nong was held to 6 hits offensively: 3B Chin-De Chang was 0-4; 1B Wei-Da Su was 1-3; DH Huai-En Chang was 2-3, RBI; LF Pei-Lun Yang was 1-3, 2 RBI.

-Ping-Zhen earned 5th place with a 2-1 win over Mei-Ho. PZ starter Ming-Chie Lu earned a ND despite an impressive performance (5.2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 9 K's, 2 BB's). He combined with 2 relievers to hold Mei-Ho's lineup to only 4 hits collectively. Offensively for PZ, CF Tai-Yan Kuo was 2-3, 2B, RBI; LF Chi-Wei Ke was 2-4, RBI.

-Chung-Dau won a close 4-3 game against Qiang-Shu to take 7th place. CD reliever Yu-Te He earned the save (#4 in the tourney) with a scoreless 9th and was also 2-4 with a 2B, RBI at the plate. Also for DC, CF Hung-Hsiang Pan was 1-5 with 2 SB's.

-The Elephants have released IF Huai-Shan Chen and a few others.

-Apple Daily is reporting that of the 5 players that went to LA for a showcase, OF Chih-Yao Chan was probably the most impressive one and drew the interest of a few teams. Chan was the top pick of the T-Rex last year and is scheduled to be in the CPBL special draft.

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