Game 12
EMEA 1 vs.
Asia-Pacific 11

Sunday, August 19, 2007
4:00PM ET


SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT – After losing in the bottom of the sixth inning in its first game in the Little League World Series, Chinese Taipei needed to bounce back on Sunday against Apeldoorn, Netherlands to keep its hopes alive of advancing out of pool play.

The Asia-Pacific (1-1) champions broke open a two-run game with a seven-run fourth inning as Chinese Taipei defeated the Netherlands 11-1 in five innings.

“We have to get used to all the people watching us, in the games and at practice,” Chinese Taipei manager Cheng-Nan Chang said. “We even have a lot of people at practice, so the players need to concentrate more.”

Chao-Min Wang led the way for the Asia-Pacific champions knocking three runs and three pitchers combined on a three-hitter.

In the Chinese Taipei fourth inning, they took advantage of four Netherlands’ errors to score seven runs. Liu had two-run single in the fourth. Chang-Cheng Wei added an RBI single. Wang knocked in a run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Chinese Taipei jumped on top 2-0 in the bottom of the first. Kai-Ying Chen doubled and scored on a throwing error. After an out, Chi-Yuan Chen doubled and came around to score on Chao-Min Wang’s single.

“The Netherlands pitcher threw very hard, but we weren’t as patient as we needed to be,” Chang said. “We need to swing at better pitches.”

After Wang’s RBI single in the third made it 3-0 Chinese Taipei, the Netherlands (0-2) cut into the lead with a run in the fourth. Kentaro Ii and Radjanne Coffie each singled. After a double steal, Roy Sterling had a RBI groundout to pull the EMEA representative to 3-1.
 


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