Taiwan triumphs over Cuba in U-12 Baseball World Cup

Taiwanese U-12 team pulls off 4-2 win against Cuba in opening game of tournament

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/07/27
By:  Central News Agency

Taiwan U-12 pitcher Chen Kai-sheng (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (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 a 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. Taiwan will next play South Africa in a Group A game on Saturday.

The U-12 Baseball World Cup is the under-12 baseball world championship sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). Considered the highest level of competition in its age category, the U-12 Baseball World Championship is played every two years.

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