*If Taiwan can make it to the second round of the WBC (to be played in San Diego), it would get a chance to play against the Dodgers (and possibly face Hu and Kuo) and Padres in a warm up match (on the 11th and 12th of March) prior to the second round of the WBC.
*The NT kicks off its first warm up match against a select western Australian squad made up of players with US minor league experience. Hong-Wen Chen is expected to be the starting pitcher in that game.
Expected lineup for tomorrow's game:
1)RF Chih-Yao Chan
2)CF Che-Hsuan Lin
3)LF Chih-Hsien Chiang
4)DH Yi-Chuan Lin
5)3B Chih-Hsiang Huang
6)2B Yen-Wen Kuo
7)1B Chuan-Chia Wang
8)C Yi-Feng Kuo
9)SS Sheng-Wei Wang
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In the Ta-Tung Cup, San-Hsin senior Yao-Lin Wang was clocked at 94 mph on the stadium gun (in actuality the reading was probably closer to 91-92 mph). He pitched one inning. San-Hsin won 15-0 in 7 innings. Wang's teammate, LHP Hua-Wei Lo was clocked at 90 mph - he also pitched an inning. San-Hsin's pitching staff is loaded: including heralded players RHP Chia-Ming Huang and RHP Tzu-An Wang. Huang and TA Wang pitched the 6th and 7th innings respectively in the blowout win.