HS Baseball: Elite Cup
-Action from the 25th:
*San-Min eliminated Kao-Yuan 2-1 in extra innings to move on to the Elite Eight. Yi-Hsiang Lin started for San-Min (6.2 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 9 K's, 1 BB) and had the GW sacrifice hit in the bottom of the 10th. Ren-He Tseng closed out the game for San-Min (3.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 6 K's, 2 BB's). For Kao-Yuan, Tzu-Wei Lin was 2-4 with a BB.
* Nan-Ying also moved on to the Elite Eight with a 7-0 win over Da-Li HS. Nan-Ying starter Po-Hsien Hsieh was dominant, throwing a CG shutout. He allowed only 1 hit, while K'ing 4 and walking 2.
*Ku-Pao is also in the final 8 after shutting out Hsin-She HS 7-0. Ku-Pao coach Tsai noted that P Chun-Lung Chang has an opportunity to play overseas in Japan. Also, two-way player Shao-Ching Chiang has a strong desire to play in the US. Chiang closed out the game for Ku-Pao, throwing one perfect inning, and was 3-4 at the plate with a 2B, BB, and 2 RBI.
*Chang-Yi defeated Ren-Yi HS 6-4.
*Ping-Zhen advanced with a 7-1 victory over Tung-Shih HS.
*Chung-Dao defeated Chiayi HS 5-4 in extra innings.
-Action from the 26th:
*San-Hsin defeated Chung-Dao 6-3 to advance. Kuo-Hua Lo picked up the W for San-Hsin.
*Mei-Ho shut out Chang-Yi 4-0 to advance to the Elite Eight.
*Cheng-Kung beat Shan-Hua 5-0 to continue in the tourney.
*Shi-Yuan advanced with a 7-4 victory over Hualien PE.
-The quarterfinals of the tourney will take place on the 29th:
Mei-Ho vs. San-Hsin
Ku-Pao vs. Nan-Ying
Shi-Yuan vs. Cheng-Kung
San-Min vs. Ping-Zhen
*Sung-Wei Tseng may be the opening day starter for the Elephants.
*RHP En-Yu Lin's recovery has been slow; his shoulder still doesn't feel well after throwing at 35 M.
*C Kun-Sheng Lin has reported to the Bulls' camp.
*Dragons lefty Wei-Yin Chen received a hefty raise for 2011. He'll receive 170 million yen (~2.07 million USD) in 2011, plus the opportunity to bonus an additional 50 million yen based on performance incentives.