30/08/2019 - 08/09/2019


Hosted by:   KOR

XXIX U-18 Baseball World Cup 2019 - Official Payoff

Lee Hao Yu, Cheng Tsung Che lead Chinese Taipei to victory over Korea

Lee Hao Yu, Cheng Tsung Che lead Chinese Taipei to victory over Korea

Korea had on the mound highly touted MLB prospect Heo Yundong, but Chinese Taipei offence got to him in the second and never needed to look back. Chen Po Yu gave his National Team six strong innings on the mound

Chinese Taipei had an 11-hit game, with second baseman Lee Hao Yu going 3 for 3 and shortstop Cheng Tsung Che going 2 for 4. It was way more than starter Chen Po Yu needed. Chinese Taipei defeated the hosts Korea, 7-2.

Chinese Taipei scored the go-ahead runs against highly touted pitching prospect Heo Yundong in the top of the second. Third baseman Wang Shun Ho tripled off the wall in right centre with two onboard and then scored on a base hit by centre fielder Yueh Cheng. The inning ended when left fielder Lo Wie Chieh, the ninth hitter of the at-bat, struck out with the bases loaded.

Chinese Taipei added two runs in the top of the fifth, getting to another top pitching prospect, Lee Minho. Cheng Tsung Che singled, Lo Wie Chieh advanced him on another single and the runners touched third and second on a balk. Lee Hao Yu scored both with a base hit.

Chinese Taipei broke the score open in the top of the sixth on a two-RBI triple by shortstop Cheng Tsung Che.

Chen Po Yu left after six innings. He allowed only one run in the bottom of the third when he allowed one walk and two hits, including the RBI-single by designated hitter Nam Jimin.

Korea added a run in the bottom of the ninth on a home run by left fielder Park Juhong off reliever Pan Wen Hui.