13/10/2022 - 23/10/2022


Hosted by:   TPE

IV U-23 Baseball World Cup 2022 - Official Payoff

Australia outplay Chinese Taipei in final game of Super Round

Australia outplay Chinese Taipei in final game of Super Round
Australia took advantage of four walks allowed by Chinese Taipei starter Chen Wei Lin and held on to the lead, delivering a solid performance in pitching and defence.

Australia displayed a reliable performance in pitching and defence to stage a 3-0 upset on World No. 2 Chinese Taipei in the Super Round of the IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup on Saturday.

Both Chinese Taipei and Australia did not have solid hitting performances in the encounter, considering the result of the game would not change their standing in the tournament. However, the pitchers deserved credit in the Australian victory.

Chen Wei Lin's pitching was down, as he issued four walks and could not get through the first inning. Australia scored twice without getting a hit, forcing Chinese Taipei to go to the bullpen and hand the ball to Yan Fong Lai.

Lai and Ding Hong Guo, who took care of the sixth and the seventh, didn't allow a hit while getting on strikes seven of the nine outs they combined.

Australia got to Yan Cheng Wang in the top of the fifth with a single by catcher Alex Hall, and an RBI double by designated hitter Mitchell Edwards. It was all the offence on display at Tianmu Stadium.

Ky Jackson earned the win by throwing four perfect innings and Jack Waters who started for Australia allowed one hit and two walks.

Chinese Taipei will play for the bronze medal on Sunday at 14:30 local time against No. 4 Mexico.