Taipei Universiade: Taiwan blunder in last play to gift France win

HARD LESSONS:Taiwan manager Kuo Lee Chien-fu said his team would learn from center fielder Wang Cheng-tang’s fumble and use it as motivation for coming games

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 21, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

Taiwan yesterday had the lead in the baseball on the third day of the Taipei

A man with a Republic of China flag draped over his shoulders cheers for Taiwan in their game against France at the Tianmu Baseball Stadium in Taipei yesterday. Photo: CNA

Summer Universiade until France scored four runs in the final inning, upsetting the hosts 4-3.

Center fielder Wang Cheng-tang gifted the win to France when he misjudged a fly ball on loaded bases, with two outs for France and down by 3-1.

Wang ran to catch the fly ball, for what should have been the final out, but dropped it, and three French players scampered home to snatch a dramatic win for the visitors at Taipei’s Tianmu Baseball Stadium.

The hosts seized one run in the fifth inning, then added two more in the eighth frame to lead 3-0 going into the final inning.    [FULL  STORY]

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