Taiwan clinches first gold in Asian Baseball Championship in 18 years

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/10/20
By: Joseph Yeh

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Taiwan on Sunday clinched the gold medal in a neck-to-neck championship game at the 2019 Asian Baseball Championship, after beating Japan 5-4 at the tournament held in Taichung.

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]

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