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
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
“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
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
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