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2011 World Port Tournament – Taiwan Wins Title

2011 World Port Tournament – Taiwan Wins Title

THE NETHERLANDS – Taiwan and Cuba needed extra innings to declare a winner on Sunday in the 2011 World Port Tournament at Family Stadium in Rotterdam. An 11th inning RBI single by Huang Chih-pei game Taiwan the title. Taiwan finished the tournament with an impressive 8-1 mark, including 3 wins over Cuba.

The game went back and forth with Cuba taking a 2-0 lead after 3 and a half innings. Taiwan got a run back in the 4th and then jumped out to a 4-3 lead with a 3 run 5th inning. Wei Thing Lin drove in 3 runs with a double for Taiwan in the 5th, but Cuba quickly tied it up in the top of the 7th.

Yassel Puig (3-for6) was a home run shy of the cycle for Taiwan. Lin Chen-hua picked up the win in relief.

Yadier Pedroso picked up the loss going 6 innings in relief on just 1 day’s rest.

This was the first title for Taiwan after having finished 2nd twice and 3rd 3 times.

RESULTS:

World Port Tournament

Team Won Lost Streak
Taiwan 08 01 Won 3
Cuba 05 04 Lost 1
Netherlands 05 03 Won 1
Curacao 02 06 Lost 5
Germany 01 07 Lost 2

 

Full schedule and more information available at www.worldporttournament.nl

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About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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