U-12 Softball World Cup: See sparks Singapore’s extra-inning win to take bronze

U-12 Softball World Cup: See sparks Singapore’s extra-inning win to take bronze
Edwin See's single loaded the bases that was key to Singapore's three-run score in the extra inning to win the bronze medal at the II WBSC U-12 Softball World Cup.

Edwin See’s single led the way for Singapore to gain a three-run edge that eventually helped them secure the bronze medal in their 9-8 victory over Hong Kong on Sunday at the II WBSC U-12 Softball World Cup at Jin-Long Stadium.

The game had all the elements of a thriller, where both sides made excellent comebacks and a deadlock in regulation, until Singapore clinched the title in the last stage of the extra innings, edging Hong Kong 3-2 in the tie breaker.

Singapore got the first run after Yuujin Yamazaki’s hit landed inside the left field line, for an inside-the-park home run. However, the momentum shifted to Hong Kong when they grabbed a 2-1 lead, as Gabriel Wan and David Weiss were awarded runs on an obstruction call.

Singapore claimed the momentum back with five runs in the top of the second inning, involving Wang Yanran, Lukas Goh, Shannon Ong, Caden Chan and Keona Lai, until Joy Tan got the third strikeout.

Hong Kong implemented an aggressive base-running tactic in the fourth inning that earned them four runs to level the score at 6-6, which was the same score going into the tie breaker.

With Shannon Ong on second base, she reached third on a sacrifice bunt by Caden Chan. See loaded the bases with an infield single before a fielding error gave way for Singapore to complete three runs to lead 9-6.

Hong Kong replied with Ching Chan scoring on a David Weiss single before Weiss scored himself to make it 9-8 however, the East Asian side failed to get the equalizer with Colin Cheung being called out at home.