Date: Aug 24, 2015
By: Paul Huang / Contributing reporter
Lin Yi-chuan’s walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth broke a 2-2 deadlock as
the EDA Rhinos scored two unanswered runs to edge past the Lamigo Monkeys 3-2 at home at the Chengcing Lake Baseball Field in Kaohsiung last night to clinch the three-game set.
The line drive shot over the right-center wall brought the crowd to its feet, capping an otherwise frustrating night for the EDA offense, which managed to plate only a pair of runs on the dozen hits it dialed up off a Lamigo pitching staff that pitched into and out of trouble on more than one occasion to keep it a 2-2 game through the top of the ninth.
“I’d like to thank the fans for sticking with us over the years. This [home run] is for you,” Lin said after being unanimously voted as MVP of the game for his series-clinching blast.
Prior to his late-game heroics, the Rhinos had squandered two golden scoring opportunities by stranding two in the seventh and eighth after placing runners in scoring position in both innings. [FULL STORY]