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
Date: Aug 21, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Taiwan yesterday had the lead in the baseball on the third day of the Taipei
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]