Sunday, May 02, 2010

Pony Baseball Reps Set......

*In the recently completed national youth tourney, Kaohsiung County earned bragging rights by winning the whole enchilada while reps from Tainan City came in second. Kaohsiung County (4-1 in the tourney) defeated Tainan City 12-3 on April 28th, avenging its only loss from one day earlier (a 7-1 setback on the 27th).

A few notable players on the Tainan City squad include former Bronco World Series ('08) stars Chia-Ming Tu and Kuan-Yi Lee (both of whom are now 14 years old). Tu led the tourney with a .560 batting average and also had the most RBI in the tourney with 11 (he also picked up 2 wins in the tourney). He was also charged with the loss in the championship game, but he had pitched and earned a W the day before against a tough Taichung City squad.

Wei-Chieh Wang

The tallest kid in the tourney has good baseball bloodlines. Wei-Chieh Wang, playing on the Taipei City squad that came in 4th in the tourney, already stands at 6'4" as a 14 year old. Wang is the cousin of prospect Wei-Chen Wang (and hence nephew of Kuang-Hui Wang) and the son of former pro ball player Kuang-Shih Wang.

Kaohsiung County will represent the country in the Pony division (13-14 year olds) of Pony baseball. Taiwan will look to defend the title it won last year.

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