*The junior NT defeated a Twin Cities HS All-Star squad 3-1 on Sunday. The team managed 3 runs on 8 hits offensively while the pitching managed to hold the Twin Cities Select squad to 1 run on 5 hits. Cheng-Han Tsai started and allowed 1 run on 3 hits over 3 IP, while K'ing 4 and walking 3. Shi-Ying Peng relieved Tsai and threw 3 scoreless innings, allowing 1 hit, while K'ing 1. Chia-Wei Huang closed out the game (pitching the last 3 innings) and was credited with the W (0 H, 2 K's). He was clocked at a high of 88 mph.*edited
The junior NT also picked up a W against the Canadian junior NT yesterday in a 4-0 win. The offense racked up 9 hits, while the hurlers shutout their opponent on 4 hits. OF Tse-Wei Ko led the way offensively with 3 hits in 4 AB's. The pitching staff racked up 16 K's (Ping-Hsueh Chen started - 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 6 K's, 2 BB's/ recent Twins signee Hung-Yi Chen relieved PH Chen - 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 5 K's, credited with the W/ Kuo-Hua Lo closed out the game - 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 5 K's).
The junior NT played the St. Cloud All-Stars today.
*Regarding Bronco (Pony) baseball in the Asia-Pacific regional, Taiwan shutout its remaining 2 opponents in the pool to set up a semifinal against the Philippines. South Korea and Japan are playing in the other semi. On Monday, the team crushed Indonesia 34-0. The offense rolled up 28 hits including home runs by Chun-Hao Hsieh and two-way star Shih-Peng Chen. Taiwan defeated Vietnam 17-0 today.