Chinese Taipei Wins Its Way to 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series
For the 28th time in the 67-year history of the Little League Baseball® World Series, Chinese Taipei will bring a team to compete in South Williamsport, Pa.
On Sunday, June 7, the Chung-Ping Little League from Taoyuan County, Chinese Taipei won the Asia-Pacific Region Tournament in the Philippines, topping the team from Korea, 11-2, in the championship game. This is the first time that Chung-Ping will compete in the Little League Baseball World Series, and third time that a team from Taoyuan will represent Chinese Taipei in South Williamsport. With 17 Little League Baseball World Series Championships, Chinese Taipei holds the record for the most banners won in the history of the World Series. The last champion from Chinese Taipei was Fu-Hsing Little League from Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, in 1996.
Chung-Ping went a perfect 6-0 to advance through the Asia-Pacific Region Tournament, which featured teams from 12 different countries in two, eight-team pools. Chinese Taipei defeated Hong Kong (China) to reach the championship game, and Korea defeated the Indonesia team, to face Chung-Ping in the championship game. Learn more about the Asia-Pacific Region Tournament.
“Chinese Taipei is one of the most recognized team names at the Little League Baseball World Series, and we’re excited to welcome them back to South Williamsport again this year,” said Patrick Wilson, Little League Baseball and Softball Senior Vice President and International Tournament Director.
The Ching-Ping Little League team will represent Chinese Taipei and the Asia-Pacific Region at the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series.
Chung-Ping is one of three teams from Chinese Taipei that will compete in the nine World Series events. Teams from Chinese Taipei will also represent the Asia-Pacific Region in the Junior League Baseball World Series and the Big League Baseball World Series. View a complete schedule and results from all of our Little League World Series.
The 67th Little League Baseball World Series begins on Thursday, Aug. 15 in South Williamsport, Pa., with the Championship Game scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 25. For more information on the series and to follow the action live, visit llbws.org.