Taiwan beats Cuba in opening game of U-12 Baseball World Cup

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/07/26
By: Yang Chi-fang and Ko Lin

Taipei, July 26 (CNA) Taiwan got off to a good start in the U-12 Baseball World Cup in Tainan on Friday with a solid 4-2 win against powerhouse Cuba in the tournament's opening game.

Taiwan took the lead in the first inning on walk and a single through the right side of the infield by Huang Tien-szu (黃天賜) and added two more runs in the third to go up 3-0.

The Cubans narrowed the gap to 3-2 in the top of the fourth with two runs against starting pitcher Chen Kai-sheng (陳楷升), but Chen gave his team a key insurance run in the fifth with a base hit to right center, driving home Yeh Hung-jen (葉弘仁) from second.

Reliever Lin Cheng-yu (林丞宥) retired the Cubans in order in the sixth on two strikeouts and a groundout to preserve the win.    [FULL  STORY]

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