22/02/2020 - 01/03/2020


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U-18 Men's Softball World Cup 2020 - Official Payoff
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Singapore 4-3 Denmark: Tan leads Singapore to victory with record 18 strikeouts

Mathew Tan's record 18 strikeouts takes him to 52 to lead the tournament ahead of the Czech Republic's Jakub Osicka who, with 50 strikeouts, still has to pitch against New Zealand on Thursday.

Pitcher Mathew Tan recorded 18 strikeouts, the most in a single match so far in the U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup, to lead Singapore to a 4-3 win over Denmark on Tuesday at their encounter during the Placement Round at Calquhoun Park in North Palmerston City in New Zealand.

Tan pitched the complete game, giving up 5 hits and 3 runs to deny his Danish counterparts of their first win in the tournament. Singapore improved their win:loss record to 2:1 after their successful effort in the third inning that enabled them to dictate the tempo in the game.

Denmark’s William Melin pitched six innings for 8 strikeouts while Terrence Tay was credited for two RBIs.

The first run of the game was scored by Ean Eu in the bottom of the second inning on a wild pitch thrown by Melin. Then Terrence Tay added two more runs with a single up the middle, to plate Shun Kai Cheoh and Zu Ray Low.

Andersen finally chalked up the first run of Denmark in the ballgame after August Bordonaro’s double to the deep right field in the top of the fourth inning, trailing 3-1. Singapore responded with another run on the board, coming from Audric Chia to put his side ahead by three, 4-1.

Denmark tried to push harder in the succeeding innings. In the sixth Nicholai Andersen scored on a wild pitch, and Linus Kjaerulff crossed home plate in the seventh inning on an RBI single by Andersen, to bridge the gap at 4-3. But Lauge Munkso was struck out by Tan for the out 21, to close the game in favour of Singapore.