A few brief blurbs:
*At the LLWS, the boys faced a dominant lefty from Mexico before falling short 3-2, despite being one-hit (WH Sung's solo shot in the 6th) in the game.
The team will now face a dangerous and exciting team in Curacao in one international semifinal on Thursday (ESPN 4 PM EST).
*At the Asian junior "AAA" championships, the junior NT lost 6-3 to South Korea in its opening game.
*WY Chen earned a ND despite allowing only 2 runs over 9 innings while K'ing 10.
*Former Ku-Pao HS LHP Kuan-Yu Chen turned down a $80,000 NT/month salary (a 1 year contract with no signing bonus) from the BayStars; he's currently being pursued by agent Chien-Chen Chen (Eric Chen).