‘King’ powers Monkeys to victory

Taipei Times
Date: May 15, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

Lamigo Monkeys slugger Wang Po-jung kept up his hot-hitting form to lead the

Lamigo Monkeys’ slugger Wang Po-jung hits the ball at Chengching Lake Baseball Field in Kaohsiung on Saturday. Photo: Huang Chih-yuan, Taipei Times

visitors to a 16-9 victory against the Uni-President Lions in Tainan, while the Fubon Guardians seized two late runs for a 3-2 win against the Brothers Baseball Club in New Taipei City yesterday.

Wang, nicknamed “The King” by fans, had another productive day with five hits, a home run and a double and scored four runs to wrap up another three-game sweep of the Lions.

Lamigo were ungracious guests at the Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium, shutting out the hosts 3-0 on Friday.

Wang hit a solo homer in a 7-3 win on Saturday and finished the three-game sweep by setting a league record 27 hits by one team in one game.

The Lions were outclassed by Lamigo who took a three-game sweep against the Lions in their home stand series in Taoyuan last week.

The media spotlight was on Wang throughout the week, with several Japanese baseball scouts attending Lamigo games to follow last season’s Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) most valuable player award winner, with the intention of contracting him to Japan next season.    [FULL  STORY]

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