By: Joseph Yeh
This marks the first No.1 finish for the national squad, competing under the name Chinese Taipei, in the tournament since 2001.
Taiwan took silver medals in the previous four editions of the event that is held every other year in odd-numbered years since 1983.
Japan took an earlier 1-0 lead in the bottom of the opening inning with a hit, a stolen base and an error. The home team promptly rallied back with a three-run second inning, thanks to a three-run triple by Jhang Jin-de (張進德). [FULL STORY]