Taiwanese make Japan league

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 05, 2018
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Three Taiwanese players yesterday made the Japan Women’s Baseball League (JWBL)

Taiwanese baseball players, from left, pitcher-outfielder Tseng Chi, pitcher-infielder Hsieh Yu-ying and outfielder Shen Chia-wen pose for the media in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Lo Chih-peng, Taipei Times

after successful tryouts, marking the first time Taiwanese are to play in the league.

Pitcher-infielder Hsieh Yu-ying and outfielder Shen Chia-wen are to play for the Kyoto Flora, while pitcher-outfielder Tseng Chi is to join the Aichi Dione.

“We will do our best to hopefully soon make the starting lineup,” Hsieh told a news briefing in Taipei. “By joining the league, we also hope to encourage others to follow.”

Tseng said the three are aiming to soon become fully integrated into their teams.

“Hopefully, we can blend into the teams as soon as possible,” said Tseng, whose younger brother, Tseng Jen-ho, made his MLB debut in September last year with the Chicago Cubs.

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