The team completed action in Australia on Thursday with a 7-6 loss to the Australian NT. Starter Yi-Jieh Hsiao shut out the Aussies over 2 innings - but received a scare when he was hit by a liner off of his right arm. The injury is not thought to be serious though. Hsiao hit 85 mph. Reliever Po-Yu Lin also managed an ugly trifecta, giving up 3 home runs in the game (duplicating Kai-Wen Cheng's debacle).
On offense, Yi-Chuan Lin blasted yet another HR and was 2-4 with 3 RBI's. OF Ying-Chieh Liao and IF Chih-Hsiang Huang also hit HR's.
The team finished with a 2-6-1 record in Australia. Yi-Chuan Lin led the team in several offensive categories including BA: .433, HR: 3, RBI: 7. The only other two players to hit above .300 were: Yen-Wen Kuo (.367) and Che-Hsuan Lin (.357).
The official 28 man WBC NT roster is expected to be announced on the 21st.
The team will then play 3 warm-up matches against the Elephants (23rd), Lions (24th), and Bulls (25th) before heading to Tokyo on the 27th.