Friday, August 06, 2010

6th at the WUBC....

*The collegiate NT finished 6th at the 2010 WUBC after losing 15-14 to Canada.   Box / Stats

*The Bronco World Series kicks off today for Taiwan.    Roster
8/6 - vs. Chambersburg, PA
8/7 - vs. Kino, Sonora, Mexico
8/9 - vs. Monterey, CA
8/10 - vs. Tamiami/Leon Medical Centers, FL
- Top 2 from each bracket play in the semis on Wed. 8/11

*The Palomino World Series also starts today for Taiwan.  Representing Taiwan (the team is from Taichung and not Taipei as indicated on the PONY website)  is another squad from Shi-Yuan/Gao-Nong HS.
8/6 - vs. Lynnhaven, VA (double elimination format - lose 2 and you're out of the tourney, except for the championship game)
The two other teams in Taiwan's bracket are: Colton, CA & Gurabo, P.R.

*The 2010 Asian "AA" Youth Championships are around the corner.   The tourney will take place in Bangkok, Thailand. The youth NT's schedule is as follows:
8/22 - vs. Hong Kong
8/23 - vs. Indonesia
8/24 - vs. Thailand
8/25 - the semis take place with the top two seeds in each pool playing each other (#1A vs. #2B and vice versa)  Taiwan was fortunate that Japan and South Korea are in pool A together alongside China and Sri Lanka;  however this also means that the team most likely will have to face both Japan and South Korea (in the semis and finals) in order to win the tourney.

*The LLWS doesn't start until 8/20.  Taiwan's first game is on 8/21 against Saudi Arabia - the MEA champs.
Regarding the Junior League World Series, Taiwan will face Guatemala in its opening game on Sunday August 15th.

*Coolin' Down:  Red-hot reliever Chen-Chang Lee has been quietly putting together a nice season in AA ball.  Lee was recently placed on the DL with an oblique strain.

*Yi-Hao Lin is now on the Giants' regular roster and has a new contract.

*The star of the world junior championship squad, Tzu-Wei Lin has a bright future ahead of him.   At 16, he's a world champ, the WJC tourney MVP/most outstanding defensive player/tourney All-star 3B, and owned the highest BA in the tourney.   He's apparently being represented by heavyweight - Octagon (rumor has it that he signed with them - with the assistance of the Yankees' Ken Su, during his last HS tourney).

*Taipei County has established a baseball program at Ying-Ke Vocational HS.  The head coach will be former 1B/LHP Chuan-Chia Wang.   This is important news as Ying-Ke becomes only the 3rd HS baseball program (including Ku-Pao and Sioufong (Hsiu-Feng) HS) in Taipei County - which is the most populated locality in Taiwan.

*See how Wei-Ta Su and Jung-Hao Hsieh are faring in Alaska.

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