*The junior NT wrapped up its exhibition tour, defeating the St. Cloud Area Select All-Stars last night 6-4. (Recap)
The starter, Chun-Lin Kuo threw 5 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits while K'ing 5. Reliever Wei-Chung Wang picked up the W, but only after he allowed 4 runs in his 3 1/3 innings of work. Cheng-Han Tsai picked up the save. The team is now on its way to Thunder Bay, Canada to kick off the World Junior Baseball Championships, which begin this Friday. The team's first game is against France on Saturday.
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BRONCO - Taiwan defeated the Philippines 30-0 (in 5 innings) to set up a showdown against South Korea tomorrow. South Korea defeated Japan 13-3 in the other semi. The offense rolled up 26 hits while the pitching staff held the Filipino hitters to 1 hit. Team ace Shih-Peng Chen is expected to start the game tomorrow.
PONY - Taiwan lost to Japan in the championship game, falling short by a 1-0 score. Huai-Lin Tang started the game, a day after pitching in the team's victory against the Philippines. Tang was clocked at a high of 84 mph. Teammate Che-Wei Lin was elected the tourney's top hitter.