Taiwan win 3-0 to clinch Super berth

STRONG STARTS: Chang Yi and Henderson Alvarez kept the game close in the early innings, while Japan’s Rei Takahashi’s submarine pitch befuddled Puerto Rico

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 07, 2019
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan last night advanced to the next round of the World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier 12

Taiwan’s Chang Yi pitches against Venezuela in their World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier 12 Group B round-robin game in Taichung last night.
Photo: CNA

tournament after breaking a deadlock against Venezuela with late runs in their Group B game to win 3-0, while Japan shut out Puerto Rico 4-0 in Taoyuan to advance to the next round.

It was a tight affair over six innings at the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium, beginning with a duel of starting pitchers Chang Yi of Taiwan and Henderson Alvarez of Venezuela.

The hosts broke through for two runs in the seventh inning on two hits and a walk against Venezuela’s fifth pitcher, Miguel Socolovich.

Centerfielder Lin Che-hsuan reached first base on a walk before pinch hitter Chu Yu-hsien tagged Socolovich with a line drive near third base for a double, driving Lin home for Taiwan to take a 1-0 lead.    [FULL  STORY]

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