Kao-Yuan defeated Tung-Shih 7-1 in one semifinal on Friday. KY starter Sheng-Nan Chen threw a CG, allowing 1 unearned run on 1 hit over 9 IP (6 K's, 2 BB's) to pick up his 3rd win in the tourney. KY 1B Chi-Hung Hsu backed up Chen's dominating performance with a 3-3, 2B, 2 BB's, 4 RBI night.
In the other semi, Ku-Pao beat Chung-Dao 4-2. Ku-Pao SS Tung-Jung Wu is back in Taiwan after playing the previous 2 years in Japan. Wu was the star of the '04 Bronco World Series team and a member of the '07 youth NT. Wu was 2-3 with a RBI in the game.
The two finalists will face off in a best of 3 series starting today.
(Ku-Pao defeated Kao-Yuan 5-2 in G1)
(Tung-Shih defeated Chung-Dao 4-3 in 10 innings for third place)
(Shi-Yuan beat Mei-Ho 3-1 in 10 innings for 5th)
(Qiang-Shu beat Gao-Nong 5-3 for 7th)
Fu-Lin Kuo's comprehensive signing package with the Yankees includes tuition and approaches ~$200 K combined.
RHP Wen-Hao Cheng topped out at 89 mph recently in the collegiate tourney. He is learning Japanese as he hopes to play in the NPB one day.