*Mei-Ho defeated San-Hsin 4-1 to move on the semifinals of the Elite Cup.
*In a highly anticipated match up of traditional HS power houses, Ku-Pao routed Nan-Ying 10-0 behind starter Ping-Hsueh Chen. Chen threw 7 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits, while K'ing 12. Nan-Ying ace Chia-Hao Sung was roughed up for 7 runs (6 earned) on 12 hits in 6+ innings. Chen touched 91 mph (146 kph).
Some other top guns in the tourney:
1)Kuo-Hua Lo (San-Hsin) 144 kph
2)Ming-Hung Lin (Cheng-Kung) 144 kph
3)Chih-Wei Hu (Shi-Yuan) 143 kph
*Shi-Yuan beat Cheng-Kung 6-2 to advance in the tourney.
*Ping-Zhen won 8-2 over San-Min HS.
Tomorrow's semifinal matchups include:
Ping-Zhen vs. Ku-Pao
Mei-Ho vs. Shi-Yuan
Chin-Lung Hu was officially introduced by the Mets. There is a large Taiwanese contingency in nearby Flushing, NY. The NY Media labeled Hu as a "4A" player, a label that befell Chin-Feng Chen.
The Asia Series will resume this year in Taiwan - Nov. 11th to be specific.