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Thursday, July 31, 2008

2008 IBA Boys and Junior World Champs.....

12 and under Champs

A team from Taipei County won the recently completed 26th annual boys IBA (International Boys Baseball Nankyu Baseball Association) World Championship (use of a rubber ball with a hollow air center). The tourney for players 12 and under ran from July 26th-28th.
Bracketed with a team from Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines, the kids from Taiwan managed to win all of their preliminary games. Then in the final round, Taiwan beat China 10-0 in its opening game before defeating a team from Mexico 5-0 in the semifinals. Taiwan beat Edogawa, Japan in the championship game 10-0. Taiwan won its last title in 2006.





15 and under Champs


Taiwan also sent a representative to participate in the 5th annual junior IBA World Championships (for players 15 and under). The tourney ran from the 27th-29th of July. The team won its pool and then proceeded to beat two teams from Japan in the semifinals (4-2) and finals (1-0) to win its third championship in this event.

News & Notes...

NT:

L-R: CH Lin, KH Lo, CH Chiang, Coach Gong, CJ Lo, KW Cheng, YW Kuo, CC Lee

Here's an album featuring pics of the weary-eyed duo of Yen-Wen Kuo and Che-Hsuan Lin from yesterday. Lin is holding a replica of the bat he used to slug a HR at the ASFG.

Vid - Press conference with all of the kids from the US and the amateur pitchers:



Miscellaneous:
Ray Poitevint (the Chicago White Sox Special Assistant to the General Manager, International Operations) was recently in Taiwan checking out some IBB clients including RHP Ying-Shan Wang. The IBB rep in charge of RHP Ying-Shan Wang is Samuel Fu, the former White Sox scout in Taiwan (in 2007). Interesting note is that Ray Poitevint was the former head of IBB. The lone Taiwanese player in the White Sox organization, RHP Po-You Lin is also an IBB client.

Juniors Beat Puerto Rico.......

World Junior Championships:

Che-Ming Su

Yu-Hsiang Chen

Taiwan beat Puerto Rico 2-1 in 11 innings to lock up the #3 spot in their pool. Game MVP? That would go to SP Che-Ming Su, who threw a CG (11 innings), allowing 1 unearned run on 4 hits. Su has now thrown 16 innings without allowing an ER and owns 2 of Taiwan's victories. The #3 and 4 hitters in the lineup continued to hit well (1B Yu-Hsiang Chen was 2-5 with a double/.368 BA overall while SS Fu-Lin Kuo was 1-5 with a double/.333 BA overall) Box
The team will now play an extremely talented South Korean squad tomorrow. The winner will advance to the semifinals. Jiayo!


CPBL:
Whales 3 - Bulls 2:
WP - Chang-Wei Tu (3-6, 6.2 IP, 1 R, 9 H, 0 K's/BB's) - game MVP
LP - Jeff Farnsworth (1-2, 2.1 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 K, 2 BB's)

Whales lineup:
SS Yi-Min Wang 4-5, 2B
RF Hsin-Min Wang 2-4, RBI
3B Wilton Veras 1-4, 2B, RBI
C Yi-Wei Lee 0-4, RBI

Bulls lineup:
LF Hsien-Ming Yu 2-5
RF Chien-Ming Chang 1-4
DH Mike Vento 2-4
3B Tarzan 2-4, 2B, RBI
1B Kuo-Long Hsu 2-4
C Hsun-? Lin 1-1, HR #1, RBI - off the bench


Lions 5 - Elephants 4:
WP - Cheng-Feng Lin (2-2, 2.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K, 1 BB) - game MVP
LP - Kobayashi Ryokan (6-5, 6.1 IP, 5 R - 3 ER, 8 H, 5 K's, 2 BB)

Lions lineup:
CF Kan-Lin Huang 2-4, RBI
DH Lien-Hung Chen 2-4, RBI
3B Tilson Brito 1-4, RBI
1B KC Kao 0-4
C Chih-Kang Kao 2-3

Elephants lineup:
LF CYC 2-4
CF Cheng-Wei Huang 1-4, RBI
RF Kuan-Jen Chen 1-5, RBI
1B Chia Chia 2-4
DH Carlos Rivera 2-5, HR #3, 2 RBI's
C Yi-Feng Kuo 2-2, 2B


MILB:

R - The GCL Red Sox lost 4-2. CH Huang hit his first HR of the year (and pro career) and was 2-4 with a double and a RBI. CC Chen was 0-2. Box

AAA - Vegas won 4-3. CL Hu was 1-4 with a BB. Box



MLB:

HC Kuo threw 1.2 more scoreless innings despite his team's 2-1 loss to the D-Backs. Box
*Updated

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wednesday Scores....

CPBL:
Bears 11 - T-Rex 9:
WP - Wen-Hsiung Hsu (7-3, 7 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 4 K's, 1 BB)
LP - Nathan Bland (1-2, 3 IP, 4 R - 3 ER, 5 H, 2 K's, 1 BB)

- The T-Rex made things interesting by putting up 6 runs in the top of the 9th to make the final score respectable.

Bears lineup:
CF Long-Yi Huang 1-5, RBI
RF Chin-De Yu 2-3
LF CFC 3-5, 2B, 5 RBI's - game MVP
DH Gary Burnham 2-5, HR #7, 2 RBI's
3B Chih-Wei Shih 2-5
2B Chih-Tsung Chiang 3-4, 2 2B's, RBI

T-Rex lineup:
RF Ssu-Chi Chou 3-4, 3B, RBI
LF Chia-Hui Wu 1-4, RBI
3B Jose Leon 2-4, HR #2, RBI
1B Chia-Hsien Hsieh 2-5, 2 RBI's
DH Chuan-Chia Wang 1-5, RBI
SS Ming-Jen Kuo 2-4, 2B
CF Yu-Hua Lu 1-1, HR #1, 2 RBI's - off the bench



Elephants 10 - Lions 5:
WP - Dan Core (6-2, 6 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 4 K's, 1 BB) - on a 4-game winning streak
LP - Lou Pote (11-4, 6.1 IP, 6 R - 5 ER, 8 H, 4 K's, 2 BB's)

Elephants lineup:
CF Cheng-Wei Huang 3-5, RBI
RF Kuan-Jen Chen 2-5, 2B, RBI
1B Chia Chia 1-3, RBI
DH Carlos Rivera 2-3, RBI
SS Sheng-Wei Wang 1-5, RBI
C Yi-Feng Kuo 3-5, HR #2, 2 RBI's - game MVP
DH Huai-Shan Chen 1-1, RBI - off the bench

Lions lineup:
3B Tilson Brito 0-3
1B KC Kao 2-4, 2B, RBI
DH Lien-Hung Chen 1-4, 2 RBI's
RF Fu-Hao Liu 1-4, RBI
C Chih-Kang Kao 2-4, RBI



MLB:
CMW Update - CMW had his cast removed from his foot yesterday.



MILB:

R - The GCL Indians won 7-2. CH Chen was 2-3 with a double, a RBI, and 2 BB's. Chen's been swinging a hot bat as of late. He's hitting .333 in his last 30 AB's with 2 HR's and 7 RBI's. Box

R - The GCL Red Sox won 8-7. CH Huang was 1-3 with 2 BB's. Box

A ss - Williamsport lost 8-1. YF Lin threw a scoreless 9th inning. Box

A - Lansing won 4-2. CH Cheng evened his record at 5-5 after giving up 2 runs on 6 hits over 5 IP. Box

AAA - Vegas won 5-3. CL Hu was 1-5. Box



NT:

Home Again - Lin & Chiang

CH Chiang, CH Lin, and YW Kuo are all back home. Along with KH Lo and CH Tsao, the guys will register for the team tomorrow in Taichung. NPB player Wei-Yin Chen is expected back in Taiwan on the 31st. From August 5th - 9th, the team will scrimmage against CPBL teams in preparation for the games. The team will depart for Beijing on the 10th. The Olympic Games baseball competition will take place from the 13th - 23rd.
OG Schedule




World Junior Championships:

Rain postponed today's game against Puerto Rico. Thanks to Canada's big win over Puerto Rico the night before, the team has a chance to lock up spot #3 in the pool if it can beat PR tomorrow.
*Updated

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What's Up with Rong-Hao Hsieh?

The one-time phenom's struggles of late (in Canada) can be explained in this vid taken from today's game against Cuba:





The kid was clocked in the 84-86 mph range on average. He's clearly lost a few ticks off of his fb.

Kai-Wen Cheng/Royals Update....



Here's an update to an earlier post on scouting in Taiwan (Samuel Fu is no longer with the White Sox, Allen Lin has signed Chao-Ting Tang, and Ken Su is the Yankees local scout). The Kansas City Royals' main man in Taiwan is Adam Hislop.
The Royals scout was rumored to have met with RHP Kai-Wen Cheng this past week. Cheng, along with Chia-Jen Lo are two of the bigger named unsigned amateur players in Taiwan. It's no coincidence that these 2 kids (along with RHP CC Lee) are the only amateur players on the Olympic national team. Cheng, who reportedly turned down a $30K offer from the Twins, is supposedly seeking $300K.
MC Lin
Chung-Dao HS senior to be- Ming-Chie Lin was also rumored to have been on Hislop's radar recently. Lin, who has good size - standing in at 6'2", throws in the low 80's but has a poor delivery.
It will be interesting to see if the Royals' history of financial constraints will hinder its abilities to sign kids in Taiwan. None the less, you gotta give the Royals some credit for stepping up their international presence in Asia.

Tuesday Scores...

CPBL:
Whales 4 - Bulls 3:
WP - Steve Watkins (4-9, 8 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 6 K's, 1 BB)
LP - Jose Espinal (4-5, 1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 2 K's, 1 BB)

- Earning a ND for the Bulls was starter Wen-Ping Yu (7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 K's, 3 BB's) after JE blew a 3-1 lead in the 9th.

Whales lineup:
RF Hsin-Min Wang 2-4, 3B
1B Chia-Hsien Tseng 1-3, HR #4, 4 RBI's - game MVP (hit GW 3-run HR in the 9th)
2B Che-Wei Kang 2-2

Bulls lineup:
RF Chien-Ming Chang 1-4, RBI
3B Tarzan 2-3
1B Kuo-Long Hsu 0-3, RBI
SS Chao-Hsing Cheng 2-4, 2B, RBI



NT:

Welcome Home Lo!

KH Lo is back in Taiwan; CH Lin and CH Chiang are on their way back today.



NPB:
Two days after picking up his first career W in the NPB, YH Yang was saddled with a loss after failing to get out of the first inning. Yang allowed 4 ER on 0 hits and was wild - walking 2 and hitting 2 of the 5 batters he faced. He topped out at 89 mph. The Hawks lost 5-2. Box
*Updated



World Junior Championships:
The junior NT got hammered by the Cuban squad 13-3 in a 10-run rule mercy-shortened 7 inning game. Rong-Hao Hsieh took his 2nd loss of the tourney after allowing 5 runs over 2 IP and the defense committed an uncharacteristic 5 errors in the game.
Box
Taiwan's final game in pool play is against Puerto Rico - win or lose, Taiwan should finish as the #4 seed in their bracket. The bad news is that Taiwan will then face the #1 seed in pool A - the winner of tomorrow's USA vs. South Korea game.


MILB:

R - The GCL Tigers won 5-3. CT Tang was 1-4 with a triple. Box

R - Completing a game from 7/18, the GCL Indians won 7-3. CH Chen cracked a HR (he's got 2 now) and was 2-3 with a walk and a RBI. More importantly, he gunned down the leadoff hitter on the opposing team. Box

A+ - Kinston won 7-2. SW Tseng started and earned a ND - he threw 4.2 shutout innings. Box
*Updated

Monday, July 28, 2008

Current CPBL Leaders......

CPBL:
With typhoon Fung-Wong ravaging the island with heavy rain, the game between the Elephants and Lions was rained out.

With that said, let's take a look at some of the league leaders. (Once again, CFC is contending for triple crown honors, while Yu-Cheng Liao is in the top 3 for pitching triple crown categories.)

Batting Average:
1)Cheng-Min Peng (Chia Chia) .393
2)Chin-Feng Chen (CFC) .364
3)Wu-Hsiung Pan .355
4)Chih-Sheng Lin .346
5)Long-Yi Huang .344

HR's:
1)Tilson Brito 16
2)CFC 15
3)Wu-Hsiung Pan 12
4)Chia-Hsien Hsieh 10
5)Long-Yi Huang 9

RBI:
1)Tilson Brito 64
2)CFC 63
3)Kuo-Ching Kao (KC Kao) 56
4)Kuan-Jen Chen 56
5)Tai-Shan Chang (Tarzan) 49

Stolen Bases:
1)Chia Chia 16
2)Sheng-Wei Wang 16
3)Chi-Yuan Chen 12
4)Cheng-Wei Huang 12
5)Long-Yi Huang 12

Wins:
1)Mike Johnson 14
2)Lou Pote 11
3)Yu-Cheng Liao 10
4)Wei-Lun Pan 8
5)Yueh-Ping Lin 7

ERA:
1)Wei-Lun Pan 2.09
2)Yu-Cheng Liao 2.46
3)Dan Core 2.59
4)Mike Johnson 2.79
5)Kobayashi Ryokan 2.96

K's:
1)Fu-Te Ni 95 (102 IP)
2)Yu-Cheng Liao 84 (109.2 IP)
3)Jose Espinal 82 (83 IP)
4)Kobayshi Ryokan 82 (121.2 IP)
5)Mike Johnson 77 (126 IP)

Saves:
1)Jermaine Van Buren 11
2)Yong-Chih Kuo 10
3)Chia-Rui Mai 6
4)Chi-Wei Lin 5
5)Ricky Stone 4



NPB:
WY Chen started for the Dragons and was responsible for the 9-3 loss. Chen allowed 5 ER on 8 hits over 5 IP. Box

The Marines won 4-3. SY Wu also started for his team, but earned a ND after lasting only 1.2 innings - giving up 1 run on 2 hits (4 BB's, 1 K). Box


MILB:
R - The GCL Indians lost 6-1. CH Chen was 1-4. Box

R - The GCL Red Sox won 5-3. CH Huang was 1-4 with a RBI and his 1st SB of the year. Box

A - Asheville won 6-4. SA Kuo earned his 9th win of the year after allowing 4 runs - 3 ER on 7 hits over 5 IP. Box

AAA - Vegas is down 6-2 in the 7th. CL Hu is 1-3 with a RBI. Box



World Junior Championships:
Taiwan beat the Czech Republic 10-0. Box
Tomorrow, the team will attempt to repeat what the junior NT in 2006 did - beat Cuba.


MLB:
HC Kuo threw a perfect 9th inning, K'ing 2. The Dodgers fell 7-6 to the Giants. Box
*Updated

Sunday, July 27, 2008

CJ Lo Gathering Some Royal(s) Interest.......

CJ

The KC Royals are interested in righty Chia-Jen Lo. Word has it that the Royals scout in Taiwan went to see Lo several times when he was working out in Kaohsiung's training complex. (The Royals scout has refuted the rumor of seeing Lo in person). Lo has garnered attention from the Red Sox, Rangers, Twins, and A's - but has not been offered the amount he's looking for. Lo, who just completed a 3rd place showing in Czechoslovakia, and collegiate NT mate Kai-Wen Cheng are heading back to Taiwan to join the Olympic team.*Updated

Lo's web album

Bronze for the Collegiate NT......

CPBL:
Bears 4 - Elephants 4 (8) - Called due to rain:

Chih-Hua Hsu (Bears reliever) - game MVP: 3.2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 4 K's, 0 BB's

Bears lineup:
CF Long-Yi Huang 0-4
SS Chih-Sheng Lin 2-4, RBI
LF CFC 2-4
DH Gary Burnham 2-4, 2B, RBI
3B Chih-Wei Shih 1-4, 2B, RBI
1B Chung-Wei Pan 2-4
C Feng-Min Chen 1-3, RBI

Elephants lineup:
LF CYC 1-5
RF Kuan-Jen Chen 1-4
1B Chia Chia 1-4
3B Chiang-Ho Chen 2-4
C Yi-Feng Kuo 1-4, 3B, RBI
2B Keng-Hsin Lin 2-4, 2 RBI's


Bulls 8 - Lions 4:
WP - Chi-Wei Lin (5-4, 6 IP, 4 R - 2 ER, 7 H, 5 K's, 1 BB)
LP - Po-Tsang Shen (1-1, .2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 K, 0 BB's)

Bulls lineup:
RF Chien-Ming Chang 2-5
DH Mike Vento 2-5
3B Tarzan 5-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI's - game MVP
1B Kuo-Long Hsu 3-5, 2 2B's, 3 RBI's
SS Chao-Hsing Cheng 2-5, 2B
C Chun-Chang Yeh 3-5, 2 RBI's

Lions lineup:
2B Sen Yang 2-5, 2B, RBI
3B Tilson Brito 2-4, RBI
1B KC Kao 1-3, 2B, RBI
DH Lien-Hung Chen 0-4
RF Fu-Hao Liu 1-4, 2B, RBI



WUBC:

Taiwan claimed third place at the World University Baseball Championships by shutting out South Korea 7-0 on Sunday. Box


MILB:

Heading to Beijing - KH Lo will be on his way to join his teammates for the OG. Nice Read.

R - The AZL Mariners are down 6-0 in the 6th. YW Chang has thrown 1.2 scoreless innings, K'ing and walking 2. Box

A - Greenville won 5-3. CH Lin was 1-4 with a BB, but was CS. Box

A+ - Lancaster beat High Desert 8-6. KH Lo was 1-4 with his 18th SB. Box

AA - Tulsa lost 6-5. CL Lo earned the L, allowing 6 runs (3 ER) on 5 hits in 7 IP. Box

AAA - Vegas won 8-7. CL Hu was 3-3 with a BB. Box



MLB:
HC Kuo threw 1 scoreless inning of relief as the Dodgers beat the Nationals 2-0. Box


NPB:

The Hawks won 3-2. YH Yang earned his first NPB win after throwing .1 scoreless innings. Box


World Junior Championships:

Taiwan beat Italy 6-0 as expected. Box
*Updated

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Lin Sets Taiwanese SB Record........

Pony:
Here's a pic of the kids who will represent Taiwan in the Bronco World Series. Star players Lee and Tu are in the 2nd row - far left.



MILB:
R - The GCL Indians lost 10-5 in G1 of a DH. CH Chen hit his first pro HR, he was 1-3 with 2 RBI's. Box

R - The GCL Red Sox lost 8-4. CH Huang was 1-2 with a BB and RBI. Box

R - The GCL Reds lost 6-3. YW Kuo was 0-3 with a BB while committing error #5. Box

R - The GCL Tigers lost 3-2. CT Tang was 0-4. Box

A - Greenville won 15-9. CH Lin was 1-6 with a double, a RBI, and SB #33. Box
Lin stands alone at the top, one ahead of KH Lo, and two above CFC.

A+ - High Desert is beating Lancaster 9-7 in the 6th. KH Lo is 1-3 while CH Chiang is 2-3 with 2 RBI's. Box

AAA - Vegas is up 9-8 in the 7th. CL Hu is a HR short of the cycle - he's 3-4 with a double, triple, and 3 RBI's. Box



World Junior Championships:
Taiwan lost 7-6 to Canada despite rallying to tie the game at 6 in the top of the 9th. RH Hsieh came in the bottom of the 9th and allowed the GW run. Box
*Updated

Juniors To Test Their Mettle Today....

WUBC:
Well consistent to form (swept in the 10 games they played against the US this summer), the collegiate NT lost to the US 3-0 in the WUBC semifinals. Leadoff hitter, 2B Chih-Hsiang Lin managed the only 2 hits of the game for the team. Taiwan will now face the loser of the Japan-South Korea matchup for 3rd place tomorrow. Box/Recap/Game Log


World Junior Championships:
Opening games were yesterday. Taiwan's first game is against Canada today - this is an opponent that the team should know well. Box


CPBL:
Lions 14 - Bulls 3:
WP - Wei-Lun Pan (8-1, 6 IP, 2 R - 1 ER, 7 H, 4 K's, 0 BB's)
LP - Chien-Fu Yang (4-8, 3 IP, 8 R - 6 ER, 7 H, 2 K's, 6 BB's)

Lions lineup:
2B Sen Yang 2-5
LF Wu-Hsiung Pan 1-1, 3 BB's
3B Tilson Brito 4-4, 2 HR's, 2B, 7 RBI's! - game MVP
1B KC Kao 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI's
DH Kan-Lin Huang 1-4, RBI
RF Fu-Hao Liu 0-2, 2 BB's, 2 RBI's
C CK Kao 0-2, RBI
LF Tai-Chi Kuo 1-2, 2B, RBI - off the bench

Bulls lineup:
DH Mike Vento 2-4
3B Tarzan 1-4
SS Chung-Nan Lin 1-4, RBI
C Chun-Chang Yeh 1-3, 2B, RBI


Whales 9 - T-Rex 5:
WP - Yu-Chan Liu (5-1, 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 K's, 1 BB)
LP - Ming-Chin Lee (1-1, 1.1 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 K's, 1 BB)

Whales lineup:
CF Chin-Chang Lin 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI's
RF-1B Hsin-Min Wang 1-4, RBI
3B Wilton Veras 2-4, 2B
DH Cheng-Chi Huang 1-4, RBI
1B Chia-Hsien Tseng 3-4, HR #3, 2B, 2 RBI's - game MVP
C Yi-Wei Lee 2-4, RBI
2B-SS Che-Wei Kang 0-2, RBI

T-Rex lineup:
LF-CF Chia-Hui Wu 2-5, 3B
3B Jose Leon 1-3, RBI
1B Chia-Hsien Hsieh 3-5, RBI
DH Chuan-Chia Wang 2-4, 2B
2B-3B Wei Kao 0-2, RBI
C Ko-Fan Chen 2-4, 2B, RBI

Friday, July 25, 2008

Hsin-Hong Tsai Pics....

Your Newest Cubbie - HH Tsai

Ok, so here's Hsin-Hong Tsai's website. The kid has himself listed at 186 cm (6'1") and 70 kg (154 pounds). He's 18 (DOB: 4/24/1990). Read the original post on Tsai's signing here.

Braves Signees (C Tsai & P Huang) Updates....

Meng-Hsiu Tsai and P Wei-Chen Huang are holding their own over in Australia (MLBAAP).

Tsai is hitting .324 with 2 HR's (and slugging .541) in 37 AB's.
Huang is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 12 innings of action.

Cubs signee Hak-Ju Lee is hitting .286.

Bailey Throws a CG 1-Hit Shutout....

CPBL:
T-Rex 1 - Whales 0:
WP - Cory Bailey (6-4, 9 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 K's, 1 BB) - game MVP
LP - Fu-Te Ni (4-8, 9 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 9 K's, 3 BB's)

CB outdueled Ni, as both pitchers threw a CG. Ni might've been just as impressive, but his only mistake of the game was a solo HR allowed in the 4th inning to DH Jose Leon (1-4, RBI). Whales RF Hsin-Min Wang broke up Bailey's no-hit bid with a single in the bottom of the 5th inning.


Elephants 5 - Bears 2:
WP - Kobayashi Ryokan (6-4, 9 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 6 K's, 1 BB)
LP - Ying-Feng Tsai (0-3, 1 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 K's, 0 BB's)

- earning a ND for the Bears was SP Chih-Chia Chang (7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 K's, 1 BB)

Elephants lineup:
LF CYC 2-4, RBI
RF Kuan-Jen Chen 1-4, 3B, 2 RBI's
1B Chia Chia 1-4, RBI
C Chui-Chang Chen 1-1, HR #3, RBI - game MVP off the bench

Bears lineup:
CF Long-Yi Huang 1-4, HR #9, RBI
SS Chih-Sheng Lin 2-4
1B Chung-Wei Pan 0-4, RBI
LF CFC 0-1 off the bench


MILB:

R - The GCL Indians won 7-6. CH Chen was 2-5. Box

R - The GCL Braves beat the Tigers 9-8. Despite earning the W, CE Hung blew a save opportunity, giving up 1 run on 1 hit (and 3 walks) over 1.1 innings. CT Tang was 2-5 with a double, triple, and 3 RBI's. Box

R - The GCL Reds beat the Red Sox 5-1. YW Kuo was 1-4 while CH Huang was 0-3. Box

R - Bristol won 10-4. PY Lin earned the W, allowing 1 run on 5 hits over 6 IP (8K's, 1BB). Box

A ss - Williamsport fell 8-1. YF Lin gave up 3 runs on 4 hits in an inning of relief. Box

A - Greenville won 4-1. CH Lin was 3-5 with SB #32. Box Lin's next SB will break KH Lo's mark of 32 set last year.

A - Lansing lost 13-4. CH Cheng was the loser, giving up 9 runs (5 ER) on 7 hits over 4.1 IP (4K's, 3 BB's, 2 HR's allowed). Box

A+ - Kinston lost 5-4. SW Tseng threw 1.1 shutout innings, K'ing 2. Box

A+ - High Desert beat Lancaster 6-3. KH Lo was 0-4 while CH Chiang was 0-1. Box

AAA - Vegas won 7-1. CL Hu was 0-3. Box
*Updated

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cubs Sign Pitcher from Taiwan.....

The Cubs inked their third kid from Taiwan: RHP Hsin-Hong Tsai from Chiayi County's Tong-Shi HS. He follows his predecessors: Hong-Wen Chen and Chih-Hsiang Wen (has since been released). Tsai stands 6'0'' & is listed at 177 pounds (may be closer to ~150 pounds). His pitching repertoire includes a FB that tops out at 90 (sits around 86-89), below avg breaking stuff, below avg command, decent arm action, - he has some projectability. The Cubs beat out the Twins by signing him for $130k.
*edited


SCORES

MILB:
A+ - High Desert is down 7-5 in the 7th. KH Lo has slammed his 8th HR of the year (doubling last year's output), he's 2-3 with a double, a BB, 2 RBI's, and his 17th SB of the year. Box

A+ - Lancaster is tied at 4 in the 8th. CH Chiang is 0-4. Box



WUBC:
Taiwan lost 3-2 to the US in 11 innings. Taiwan has lost all 3 of its games by 1 run (also to Japan and South Korea). Box
Despite the loss, Taiwan is matched up against the US again on Saturday in one semifinal.



CPBL:
More bad publicity for an already struggling league: A bomb shell was dropped by T-Rex GM Chin-Hsin Shih who made allegations that CPBL games are still being fixed.

Lions 10 - T-Rex 9 (10):
Brief highlights -
*Rex 1B Chia-Hsien Hsieh blasted HR #10 and was 2-5 with 3 RBI's.
*Lions OF Wu-Hsiung Pan was 2-5 with a triple and 2 RBI's. Teammates 3B TB was 1-5, 1B KC Kao was 2-4 with 2 RBI's, C Chun-Hui Chen was 2-4 with HR #1 and 3 RBI's, reserve SS Tzu-Sung Wang was the game MVP - going 3-3 with a RBI.

Elephants 8 - Bulls 7 (12):
Brief highlights -
*Elephants LF CYC was the game MVP, as he hit HR #9 and was 3-6 with 2 RBI's - his teammates: 1B Chia Chia was 2-6 with a RBI, 2B Keng-Hsin Liu was 3-6, P Chia-Rui Mai won his 3rd game of the year - 1 ER on 3 H over 5 IP (3K's, 1BB).
*For the Bulls, DH Tarzan was 3-6 with a double and 3 RBI's. Teammates OF Chien-Ming Chang was 1-6 with a double and LF Da-Hung Cheng was 3-5 with a double and 2 RBI's.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

7/23 Scores...

CPBL:
Elephants 5 - Bulls 4:

WP - Pao-Hsien Wu (1-1, 1.1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 K, 0 BB's)
LP - Ming-Jin Tsai (1-6, 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 K's/BB's)

- Starters Wen-Ping Yu (Bulls): 5 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 4 K's, 3 BB's & Yu-Cheng Liao (Elephants): 5 IP, 3 R - 2 ER, 6 H, 1 K, 3 BB's both earned ND's

Elephants lineup:
RF Kuan-Jen Chen 0-3
1B Chia Chia 0-3, BB
LF CYC 1-2, 2 BB's
2B Hung-Sen Chu 1-1, 2B, 2 RBI's
C Yi-Feng Kuo 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI's - game MVP
2B Keng-Hsin Liu 1-3, RBI - off the bench

Bulls lineup:
CF Hua-Wei Tseng 2-4, 2B, RBI
RF Chien-Ming Chang 1-4
DH Tarzan 1-3, RBI
1B Chung-Yi Huang 1-4, RBI
C Chun-Chang Yeh 3-4
2B Chia-Hao Chang 2-3, RBI


Bears 9 - Whales 6 (10):
WP - Jermaine Van Buren (2-1, 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 K's, 0 BB's)
LP - Lorenzo Barcelo (1-2, 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 K, 0 BB's)

- Bears starter and NT member Wen-Hsiung Hsu earned a ND: 5 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 5 K's, 2 BB's

Bears lineup:
SS Chih-Sheng Lin 2-4, HR #9, 3 RBI's - game MVP
LF CFC 1-4
DH Gary Burnham 2-3, 2B, RBI
3B Chih-Wei Shih 2-4, 2B, RBI
1B Chung-Wei Pan 3-5, 2B, 4 RBI's

Whales lineup:
2B Yi-Min Wang 2-4, 2B
SS Chia-Yuan Chang 2-6, 2B
3B Wilton Veras 4-5, 2B, RBI
1B Chia-Hsien Tseng 1-5, 2B, 3 RBI's
C Hsin-Min Wang 2-4, 2 RBI's


Current 2nd half standings:
1)Bears 12-4
2)Bulls 9-6 2.5 GB
3)Lions 9-7 3 GB
4)Elephants 7-8 4.5 GB
5)Whales 8-11 5.5 GB
6)T-Rex 5-14 8.5 GB



NPB:
YH Yang took the loss after giving up 2 runs in .1 innings of work. The Hawks lost 5-4. Box


WUBC:

Taiwan beat Lithuania 7-1. Chih-Lung Huang picked up the W, giving up 1 run 3 hits over 6 IP (5 K's, 2 BB's). Box


MILB:
R - The GCL Indians lost 4-1. CH Chen was 0-1. Box

R - The GCL Red Sox won 3-2. CH Huang was 0-4 while CC Chen was 0-2 with a BB. Box

R - The GCL Reds lost 9-4. YW Kuo was 1-4. Box

A - Greenville lost 4-2. CH Lin walked in his only PA. Box

A+ - Lancaster is down 5-1 in the 6th. CH Chiang is 0-2 with a BB. Box

A+ - High Desert is down 4-1 in the 7th. KH Lo is 0-3. Box

AAA - Vegas is up 8-5 in the 6th. CL Hu is 2-3 with a double. Box



Junior NT:
The team lost to the US 4-2 Wednesday. 3B Fu-Lin Kuo was 2-3 with 2 RBI's. Box/Recap/Game Log
*Updated

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

LL Update...

LL:
There will be no Williamsport this year for the kids from Taiwan. In a do-or-die game, Taiwan lost to Hong Kong 4-1 on Wednesday. Hong Kong will now face Guam in the Asia-Pacific championship game on Thursday for the right to play in Pennsylvania.

On to Monterey and Washington!

LL/Pony:

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.
*Updated


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).



CPBL:
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
DH CFC 2-5, 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



NPB:
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


WUBC:
Taiwan lost 4-3 to South Korea. Box


MILB:
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.
*Updated

Monday, July 21, 2008

Monday Scores...

WUBC:
Taiwan narrowly avoided an upset to the home team (the Czech Republic) after it managed to rally from a 2-0 deficit and pull out a 3-2 win. Box Score/Pics


Junior NT:

The US junior NT flexed its muscles and shut down the Taiwanese juniors 6-0 on Monday. The team managed only 2 hits, with pitcher Rong-Hao Hsieh collecting one of the hits. Hsieh threw 3 innings of relief and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits (2K's, 2 BB's). Box


MILB:

R - The GCL Red Sox lost game 1 of a DH 5-1. CH Huang was 0-3 while CC Chen was 1-3. Box
In game 2, the Red Sox were tripped up yet again 9-1. CH Huang was 2-3. Box

R - The GCL Reds lost 2-1. YW Kuo was 0-3. Box In game 2 of the twin billing, YW Kuo was 2-3 with a RBI as the Reds won 5-1. Box

A - Greenville won 5-2. CH Lin was 0-4. Box

A+ - Kinston lost 7-5. SW Tseng blew a save opportunity and earned the loss after giving up 4 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits over 1.1 IP. Box

A+ - Lancaster is beating High Desert 5-4 in the 4th. KH Lo is 1-1 with a double and a BB. Box

AA - Tulsa won 12-3. CL Lo earned the win in relief, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits over 5 IP. Box

AAA - Vegas is tied at 4 in the 6th. CL Hu is 1-2. Box



CPBL:
Troubling news for the CPBL: according to team ownership, popular CPBL franchise - the Brother Elephants may be forced to fold next year if its losses exceed 40 million TWD (~ $1.3 million USD) in 2009. The team has continued to report financial losses annually over the past few years.


MLB:
Kuo is human after all; he allowed 2 runs (the first runs he's given up since July 1st) in the bottom of the 9th. The Dodgers beat the Rockies 16-10. Box
He was clocked at 95-97 mph.
*Updated

Amateur Updates....

LL/Pony:
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.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

All-Star Sunday...

CPBL All-Star Game:

Yuan-Chia Chen - All-Star Game MVP
Red 10 - White 6:
Game Recap

Red Pitching Staff:
SP - Yu-Cheng Liao (1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K, 1 BB)
Fu-Te Ni (2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 K's, 0 BB's)
Cory Bailey (2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 K's, 0 BB's)
Yu-Chieh Shen (2 IP, 3 R - 1 ER, 3 H, 1 K, 0 BB's) - WP
Yung-Chieh Yeh (2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 K's, 0 BB's)

White Pitching Staff:
SP - Wei-Lun Pan (1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K, 0 BB's)
Mike Johnson (1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 K's/BB's)
Wen-Hsiung Hsu (1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 K, 0 BB's)
Chih-Chiang Chang (2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 K's, 0 BB's)
Feng-Hua Lee (0.2 IP, 6 R, 5 H, 0 K's, 1 BB)
Chi-Wei Lin (1.1 IP, 2 R - 1 ER, 3 H, 0 K's, 2 BB's)
Yueh-Ping Lin (1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 K's, 1 BB)

Red lineup:
LF CYC 1-5, HR, 2 RBI's
RF Ssu-Chi Chou 0-3, 2 BB's
DH Kuan-Jen Chen 1-2
1B Chia Chia 0-2
3B Jui-Chen Chen 0-0
CF Tai-Yung Kuo 0-0
2B Shih-Yang Deng 0-1
SS Sheng-Wei Wang 0-2
C Jui-Chang Chen 1-1
3B Wilton Veras 2-5 - off the bench
CF Cheng-Wei Huang 0-2 - off the bench
2B Hung-Sen Chu 3-3 - off the bench
C Ko-Fan Chen 1-3, RBI - off the bench
1B Chia-Hsien Hsieh 1-2, BB, 2 RBI's - off the bench
CF Yuan-Chia Chen 1-2, HR, 3 RBI's - off the bench - GAME MVP
SS Ming-Jen Kuo 2-2 - off the bench
DH Chuan-Chia Wang 0-2, BB, RBI - off the bench

White lineup:
CF Long-Yi Huang 1-4, RBI
LF Wu-Hsiung Pan 1-3, 2B
RF Chien-Ming Chang 0-1
3B Tarzan 1-3, HR, RBI
1B KC Kao 1-3
DH Lien-Hung Chen 1-4, 2B
2B Sen Yang 1-2
SS Sheng-Chieh Hsu 1-2
C Chun-Chang Yeh 0-2
RF Fu-Hao Liu 1-3, HR, 2 RBI's - off the bench
2B Chia-Hao Chang 1-2 - off the bench
SS Chih-Sheng Lin 1-2, 2B - off the bench
C Chih-Kang Kao 0-1, RBI - off the bench
LF Da-Hung Cheng 0-2 - off the bench
3B Tilson Brito 1-2, HR, RBI - off the bench
1B Chung-Wei Pan 0-1 - off the bench



MILB:
R - The GCL Red Sox beat the Reds 5-4. YW Kuo was 1-5 while CH Huang was 0-3 with a BB. Box

R - Bristol lost 3-1. PY Lin took the loss, giving up 2 runs (1 ER) on 5 hits over 5 IP (6K's, 1 BB). Box

A - Greenville lost 4-1. CH Lin was 1-4 with his 31st SB. Box

A+ - Lancaster beat High Desert 13-1. CH Chiang was 0-2 while KH Lo was 0-4. Box

AAA - Vegas is down 5-0 in the 8th. CL Hu is 1-3. Box


WUBC:
Taiwan has the day off. Box Scores for Friday's game against Canada and yesterday's game versus Japan.



LL/Pony:

Slugger Cheng-Yu Tsai
In Hong Kong (LL), Taiwan won its second game 16-0 against India. The team racked up 13 hits and the pitching staff combined on a 1 hitter (K'ing 10) over 4 innings.




KY Lee (3 pics below)




In Pony action (Bronco division), Taiwan beat Taipei City 15-0. 12 year old Kuan-Yi Lee has established himself as the star of the team. The 5'10", 172 pound two-way star was clocked at 75 mph and also hit the team's 1st HR in the game.


Junior NT:

The boys beat the Canadian junior NT 11-1 yesterday. The team will be playing in the International Super Series starting tomorrow.
*Updated

Saturday, July 19, 2008

7/19 Scores...

MILB:
R - The GCL Reds won 6-2. YW Kuo was 1-3 with a RBI and a BB. Box

R - The GCL Tigers beat the Indians 3-2. CT Tang was 0-3 while CH Chen was 0-2 with a BB. Box

A - Greenville won 7-5. CH Lin was 1-5 with a RBI. Box

A+ - High Desert is beating Lancaster 3-2 in the 6th. KH Lo is 2-3 with a RBI. Box

AAA - Hu's Back! He's currently 0-2 as Vegas is down 6-1 in the 7th. Box
*Updated


WUBC:

Taiwan lost a close game to Japan (2-1) on Saturday.



CPBL:


TB
It's all-star weekend in the CPBL. The Lions' Tilson Brito put on a power display: easily winning the HR derby on Saturday - he crushed 27 home runs in the final round (46 total over 4 rounds: 10 in round 1, 5 in the next round, & 4 in the semifinals) to beat T-Rex veteran slugger Chia-Hsien Hsieh (had only 5 dingers in the final round).

The AS game will take place tomorrow.


LL/Pony:
Taiwan won it's opening game against China 22-1 in the AP Regional LL tourney.






Taiwan also won it's first game in the Bronco Division of the AP Regional tourney. Taiwan shutout Hong Kong 29-0. Taipei City lost to Japan 9-0 in the day's other action.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Scores...

MLB:
The Dodgers and DBacks are tied at 7 in the 9th. HC Kuo threw 2 scoreless innings, K'ing 4. Box



MILB:

R - The GCL Reds lost 5-2 in game 1 of a DH. YW Kuo was 0-3 with a walk and an error committed. Box

R - The GCL Red Sox lost 5-1 in game 1 of a DH. CH Huang was 1-3 while CC Chen was 1-3 with a double. Box
The Red Sox won 7-4 in game 2 of a DH. CH Huang was 1-1 with a double and 2 BB's. Box

R - The GCL Tigers lost 17-1. CT Tang was 0-3 while collecting an OF assist. Box

A - Greenville lost 5-1. CH Lin was 0-5 with 3 K's. Box

A+ - Lancaster won 6-3. CH Chiang was 1-4. Box

A+ - High Desert lost 7-0. KH Lo was 0-3. Box



WUBC:

Taiwan won its opening game against Canada 6-4. Pics



Junior NT:
Taiwan tied Canada 9-9 yesterday before picking up its first win against an extremely talented Canadian squad (Brett Lawrie was drafted in the first round in this year's draft) today (4-1).
Read more on Thursday's game here and today's game here.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

7/17 Scores & News...

CPBL:
Elephants 4 - Whales 0:
WP - Yu-Cheng Liao (10-2, 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 8 K's, 1 BB) - game MVP
LP - Steve Watkins (3-9, 7.1 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 2 K's, 3 BB's)

Elephants lineup:
SS Sheng-Wei Wang 3-4, RBI
RF Kuan-Jen Chen 1-4, RBI
1B Chia Chia 0-4
LF CYC 1-3
3B Chiang-Ho Chen 1-4, RBI

The Whales were limited to 5 hits as a team.



MILB:
R - The GCL Braves won 13-10. CE Hung picked up the W after giving up 4 runs (2 ER) on 4 hits over 4 IP. Box

R - The GCL Red Sox lost 3-1. WY Lin started and earned a ND - allowing 1 unearned run on 3 hits over 4 IP - 4 K's, 1 BB. Box

R - The AZL Mariners lost 10-9. YW Chang threw 2/3 of a scoreless inning. Box

A ss - Williamsport won 5-1. YF Lin threw 1 scoreless inning. Box

A- Greenville won 6-5 in 10. CH Lin was 2-3 with 2 walks, committed an error, and also stole 3 bases in the game (giving him 30 on the year). Box

A - Asheville lost 2-1. SA Kuo took the tough loss after allowing 2 runs on 3 hits over 6.2 IP (he had 9K's, 3BB's, and gave up 2 solo shots). Box

A+ - Lancaster won 8-7. CH Chiang's on fire - he was 3-4 with a double, HR #9, and 2 RBI's to raise his BA to .307 on the year. Box After a slow start, Chiang has hit .373 in June and a scorching .432 so far this month!

A+ - High Desert is down 6-1 in the 6th. KH Lo is 1-2 and has collected an OF assist. Box



Amateur:
*In addition to the LLB A-P Tourney going on this weekend, the Pony Baseball organization's Bronco division (11-12 year olds) will be kicking off its Asia-Pacific Zone tourney this weekend as well.

There are five teams competing:
1)Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)
2)Hong Kong
3)Japan
4)Taipei City
5)the Philippines

The tourney will take place from the 19th of this month through the 22nd.
The winner will advance to the Bronco World Series located in Monterey, CA from August 5th - 12th.


*The World University Baseball Games are underway. Taiwan will play tomorrow against Canada. Click here for the schedule.



Olympic Games:

Japan has named a star-studded 24-man roster led by Yu Darvish.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

7/16 Scores....

NPB:
Wei-Yin Chen picked up a W after giving up 1 run on 2 hits over 7 innings against the Yomiuri Giants. Chen also had 7 K's and 1 BB as the Dragons won 5-1. Box

The Hawks won 6-5. YH Yang faced one batter in the 6th, giving up a hit and a run. Box


CPBL:

Lions 8 - Elephants 5:
WP - Luther Hackman (1-0, 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K, 0 BB's)
- starter Wei-Lun Pan earned a ND (6 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 3 K's, 2 BB's)

LP - Pao-Hsien Wu (0 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 0 K's, 2 BB's)
- starter Kobayashi Ryokan also earned a ND (6 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 7 K's, 5 BB's)

Lions lineup:
2B Sen Yang 1-3, 2 RBI's
CF Wu-Hsiung Pan 0-2, RBI
1B KC Kao 1-4, 2 RBI's - game MVP
RF Fu-Hao Liu 1-3, RBI
SS Tai-Chi Kuo 1-1, 2 RBI's - off the bench

Elephants lineup:
CF Cheng-Wei Huang 2-4, RBI
SS Sheng-Wei Wang 2-5, RBI
RF Kuan-Jen Chen 0-5
1B Chia Chia 3-4, HR #5, 2 RBI's
LF CYC 1-4



Whales 10 - T-Rex 7:
WP - Wei-Ming Chu (2-2, 2.1 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 K, 0 BB's)
- earning a ND was Fu-Te Ni (4.2 IP, 5 R, 10 H, 3 K's, 1 BB)

LP - Willy Lebron (0-5, 2.1 IP, 4 R - 3 ER, 2 H, 3 K's, 4 BB's)
- Cory Bailey earned a ND (4.2 IP, 3 R - 0 ER, 3 H, 3 K's, 5 BB's)

Whales lineup:
3B Wilton Veras 1-5, HR #5, 3 RBI's - game MVP
RF Carlos Villalobos 1-4, 2B, RBI
2B Lin 1-1, 2 RBI's - off the bench
LF Chun-Hsiung Lu 0-3, RBI - off the bench

T-Rex lineup:
C Ko-Fan Chen 2-5
DH Hung-Yuan Lin 4-4, 2 RBI's
1B Wei Kao 1-5, RBI
OF Yuan-Chia Chen 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI's
2B Ren-Wei Hu 3-5, 2B, RBI
OF Chia-Hsien Hsieh 1-2, RBI - off the bench


MILB:

R - The GCL Tigers won 3-1 in game 2 of a DH. CT Tang was 1-2 with a RBI and BB. Box

A - Greenville won 2-1. CH Lin was 1-4 with a RBI. Box

A+ - High Desert lost 6-1. KH Lo was 0-4. Box



Olympic Games:
The US has announced its 24 man roster.


Junior NT:
Here's the box score from yesterday's game against the Canadian junior NT.
RH Hsieh started, allowing 1 run on 5 hits over 3 IP. HS teammate Kuan-Yu Chen finished, giving up 2 unearned runs over the last 2 innings - K'ing 3.
Regarding two of the more heralded names in the lineup: SS Wei-Chen Wang was 0-3 while 3B Fu-Lin Kuo was 2-4.


The junior NT won 6-1 over the Thunder Bay Select team today. Check the box for results.

In the second game played on Tuesday, the team was blanked by the Canadian junior NT 8-0. Read more here and here. Box
*Updated

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tuesday Scores...

CPBL:
Bears 4 - Lions 3:
WP - Chih-Hua Hsu (3-0, 1.1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 K, 1 BB)
LP - Chih-Chiang Chang (5-5, 6 IP, 3 R, 9 H, 2 K's, 5 BB's)

Bears lineup:
CF Long-Yi Huang 3-4, 2B, RBI - game MVP
SS Chih-Sheng Lin 1-2, 2B, RBI, 2 BB's
LF CFC 1-4, RBI
DH Gary Burnham 2-4, 2B
1B Chung-Wei Pan 3-4, RBI
2B Chin-De Yu 2-4

Lions lineup:
CF Feng-Pin Hsu 0-2, RBI
LF Wu-Hsiung Pan 0-2, RBI, 3 BB's
3B Tilson Brito 1-5, 2B
1B KC Kao 1-5
2B Sen Yang 1-3, RBI
C CK Kao 3-3, 2B


T-Rex 6 - Whales 5:
WP - Hsien-Chih Chang (4-4, 2.1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 2 K's, 2 BB's)
LP - Hung-? Huang (4-4, 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 K, 0 BB's)

T-Rex lineup:
3B Napoleon Calzado 2-5
CF Chia-Hsien Hsieh 1-4
C Ko-Fan Chen 4-4, 2B, 3 RBI's - game MVP
DH Shih-Yang Deng 2-3, RBI
SS Ming-Jen Kuo 2-4, 2 2B's
LF Chia-Hui Wu 1-2, 2B, RBI - off the bench

Whales lineup:
LF Kuan-Chung Lin 2-3, 2B
SS Yi-Min Wang 0-4, RBI
3B Wilton Veras 2-3, RBI
RF Carlos Villalobos 2-3
1B Chia-Hsien Tseng 0-3, RBI
CF Chin-Chang Lin 2-4
DH Chun-? Lu 0-1, RBI - off the bench
1B Chia-Hung Chen 0-0, RBI - off the bench


MILB:

R - The GCL Red Sox beat the Reds 6-4. YW Kuo was 0-4 while CH Huang was 1-4 with a double. Box

R - Bristol lost 6-5 after giving up a 5-0 lead in the 9th. PY Lin started and threw 7 shutout innings, earning a ND. Box

A+ - Kinston lost 10-2. SW Tseng started and took the loss. He allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits over 3 IP. Box

AA - Tulsa won 14-2. CL Lo earned the victory to even his record at 7-7. Lo gave up 2 runs (1 ER) over 5 IP. Box


Olympic Games:

South Korea has finalized its roster for the OG. Read more here.

Canada has posted its 24-man roster.


Junior NT:

The junior NT lost to the Canadian junior NT 8-4 on Tuesday. Read more here.
*Updated

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Road to Williamsport - 2008.....

The Asia-Pacific regional tourney kicks off this coming weekend in Hong Kong. This year, there are 12 teams competing for the one spot in Williamsport. Taiwan is grouped in the Asia pool along with China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, and India. The winner of the Asia pool will play the winner of the Pacific pool - which includes: Guam, Philippines, Australia, CNMI, New Zealand, and Indonesia. The championship game will take place next Thursday(7/24).

Two kids to keep an eye on:

Cheng-Yu Tsai
5'5", 150 pounds, B-R/T-R



Che-Wai Lin
5'4 1/2", 110 pounds, B-L/T-L

CFC Smacks 3 Bombs....

CPBL:
Bears 12 - Elephants 5:
WP - Yu-Wei Hsu (3-3, 7.1 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 5 K's, 1 BB)
LP - Wang (0-3, 2.1 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 2 K's, 1 BB)

Bears lineup:
CF Long-Yi Huang 1-4, 2B, RBI
3B Chih-Wei Shih 1-5, RBI
DH CFC 4-4, 3 HR's (15 on the year), 5 RBI's - game MVP
(Chen's 13 total bases in one game sets a CPBL record - he now leads the CPBL in HR's - Tilson Brito of the Lions has 14) *Edited

1B Gary Burnham 3-4
SS Chih-Sheng Lin 2-3
2B Chih-Tsung Chiang 2-5, RBI
LF Min-Yen Chang 1-3, RBI
C Chia-Hao Liu 1-4, RBI
LF Yen-Wei Shih 1-2, 3B, 2 RBI's - off the bench

Elephants lineup:
RF Kuan-Jen Chen 1-3, RBI
1B Chia Chia 1-4
DH Carlos Rivera 2-4, RBI
LF CYC 2-4, HR #8, 3 RBI's
3B Chiang-Ho Chen 2-4



MILB:
R - The GCL Tigers won 5-4. CT Tang was 0-4. Box

R - The GCL Reds won 9-7. YW Kuo was 2-6 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI's. Box

A - Greenville won 3-1. CH Lin was 0-4 with his 27th SB of the year. Box

A+ - Lancaster is up 6-2 in the 5th. CH Chiang is 1-2 with 2 RBI's and his 2nd SB of the year. Box



ABL:
Chia-Hang Lee helped lead his team (the Oilers) to a victory on Sunday over the Pilots. Read more here. Team stats

Your 2008 Olympic Squad......


Taiwan's 24 man roster for the Olympic Games was announced Monday:

Pitchers (10):
1)Chin-Hui Tsao
2)Chih-Chia Chang (Bears)
3)Wei-Lun Pan (Lions)
4)Wen-Hsiung Hsu (Bears)
5)Chien-Fu Yang (Bulls)
6)Chen-Chang Lee (Amateur)
7)Fu-Te Ni (Whales)
8)Wei-Yin Chen (Dragons)
9)Chia-Jen Lo (Amateur)
10)Kai-Wen Cheng (Amateur)

Catchers (3):
1)Chun-Chang Yeh (Bulls)
2)Feng-Min Chen (Bears)
3)Chih-Kang Kao (Lions)

Infielders (6):
1)Tai-Shan Chang (Bulls)
2)Cheng-Min Peng (Elephants)
3)Chih-Sheng Lin (Bears)
4)Yen-Wen Kuo (Reds)
5)Chih-Hsien Chiang (Red Sox)
6)Chih-Wei Shih (Bears)

Outfielders (5):
1)Wu-Hsiung Pan (Lions)
2)Kuo-Hui Lo (Mariners)
3)Che-Hsuan Lin (Red Sox)
4)Chien-Ming Chang (Bulls)
5)Chin-Feng Chen (Bears)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

MC Elected to the HOF....



I know I'm a day late on this and this has nothing to do with baseball, but Michael Chang (an ABC) was elected to the Tennis HOF yesterday. MC, whose parents grew up in Taiwan, was one of my idols in my formative years. There weren't that many Asian (Asian-American) role models at the time, but MC stood out as an underdog whose grit, determination, & athletic gifts allowed him to compete and succeed at the highest level in the tennis world.

2008 XMASFG MVP: CH Lin....

All-Star Futures Game:


The World team beat the US team 3-0 on Sunday. Che-Hsuan Lin, making his first plate appearance of the game in the 7th, would launch the first pitch he saw over the left field fence to plate 2 runs. Lin would finish the game 2-2 and pick up game MVP honors, following in the footsteps of his fellow brethren - Chin-Lung Hu (picked up game MVP honors in 2007).
Box/Recap
Congrats to Lin!
Great read on the kid. And another one.
Pics from Lin's site on his unforgettable day.
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CPBL:
Lions 9 - Bears 3:
WP - Lou Pote (11-3, 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 3 K's, 1 BB) - game MVP
LP - Wen-Hsiung Hsu (6-3, 4.1 IP, 7 ER, 5 K's, 3 BB's)

Lions lineup:
2B Sen Yang 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI's
3B Tilson Brito 1-5, 2 RBI's
1B KC Kao 2-5, RBI
DH Lien-Hung Chen 2-5, HR #8, 3 RBI's
LF Kan-Lin Huang 2-3
LF Tai-Chi Kuo 1-2, RBI - 0ff the bench

Bears lineup:
RF Chien-Wei Tsai 3-3, RBI
SS Chih-Sheng Lin 0-4
DH CFC 0-4
1B Gary Burnham 2-4, 2B
LF Min-Yen Chang 1-4, RBI


Bulls 3 - T-Rex 0:
WP - Jeff Farnsworth (1-1, 5.1 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 5 K's, 2 BB's) - game MVP
LP - Pai-Ching Chiang (2-1, 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 3 K's, 1 BB)

Bulls lineup:
DH Tarzan 1-4, HR #7, RBI
3B Chi-Wei Chen 1-4, 2B, RBI
1B Chung-Yi Huang 3-4, 2B
RF Mike Vento 2-4, 2B
C Chun-Chang Yeh 2-4
2B Chung-Nan Lin 2-3, RBI

T-Rex lineup:
RF Ssu-Chi Chou 2-4
DH Chia-Hsien Hsieh 1-4



HBWT:

Taiwan avenged an earlier loss to Japan and earned a third place showing in the tourney with a 2-0 shutout. 1B Chih-Pei Huang continued his hot hitting (2-4, RBI) and was easily the team's offensive MVP in Holland. Box/Pics
The US beat Cuba 4-1 in the championship game.



MILB:

R - The GCL Red Sox won 3-0 in 6. CH Huang was 1-2 with a BB while CC Chen was 1-3. Box

A - Lansing is up 5-4 in the 9th. CH Cheng started, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits in 6 IP (6 K's). Box

A+ - Kinston won 7-5. SW Tseng threw 1 scoreless inning. Box

A+ - High Desert lost 7-1. KH Lo had a rough game, going 0-3 with a BB and 3 K's - he was also CS. Box Completing an earlier suspended game, KH Lo cracked his 5th HR of the year and was 1-5 with 2 RBI's. HD lost 10-6. Box

A+ - Lancaster lost 12-4. CH Chiang was 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI's. Box
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