*The LL NT is currently 3-0 in Japan at the Asian LL Championships. The team squeaked by China in its first game, 4-3, before defeating Thailand 16-0 in game 2. The NT moved on to the semifinals after defeating Indonesia 20-0 in its last group game.
The boys will face South Korea in one semifinal, while Japan plays China in the other semi.
*Some news on the current Taipei International Junior HS Tournament :
1)Hsin-Ming RHP Chuan-Yu Hsu from Taoyuan County has pitched well, topping out at 78 mph.
2)Shi-Yuan RHP Chun-Jen Cheng has thrown 2 CG's in 3 days (300 pitches!) to help his team enter the semifinals.
*In the College Cup, Chinese Culture University won the title with an 11-1 victory on Friday. SP Chen-Hua Lin started the game, pitched a CG (7 innings) to pick up the W (1 unearned run on 5 hits, 8 K's, 1 BB). Lin was elected the top pitcher in the tourney (0.00 ERA, 7.1 IP, 1 W).
On the losing end was SP Kuan-Yu Chen (0.1 IP, 3 R, 4 H). KY Chen is still suffering from some confidence issues since getting hammered against South Korea in the Asian Games.
Fu-Jen University won third with a 7-1 victory over Taipei Sports College.
*CPBL News: The President Lions signed their second round draft pick: RHP Wen-Yang Liao to a 2.5 million NT signing bonus, 100K NT/month salary.
Speaking of the Lions, veteran star slugger Tarzan (Tai-Shan Chang) has been linked to the club.
*Other: Interesting read on Genji Kaku's son in Japan - looks like the apple didn't fall too far from the tree.