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La New Bears Claim Twinbill Sweep

TAIWAN – Ming-Chieh Hsu worked four scoreless relief innings to help the La News Bears tun back the Brother Elephants, 6-2, this past Sunday in part one of a doubleheader. The Bears completed the sweep with a 10-5 victory in the second game.

With 6,023 Taiwanese fans in the stadium, the Bears opened the game with two first inning scores and added four runs in the fourth to grab a 6-0 lead. The Elephants tagged La New starter Si-Yo Wu (4-4) with two scores in the bottom of the fourth before Hsu silenced the bats of the home team the final four frames.

The Elephants rolled to a quick 3-0 lead in the second game before La New tallied eight straight runs en route to a 10-5 win.

Chih-Sheng Lin and Chung-Wei Pan both homered for the Bears, while Ssu-Chi Chou enjoyed a 4-for-4 effort at the plate for the Elphants.

Mike Johnson (2-1) worked five innings to get the win for La New. Brother starter Yu-Cheng Liao (5-3) was chased in the fourth inning and took the loss.


The Uni-President Lions swept the Sinon Bulls in a doubleheader Sunday in the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

Mickey Callaway (6-3) tossed six scoreless innings and Fu-Hao Liu went 3-for-4 and hit his second home run of the season in a 5-0 win in the opening game. Jose Castillo and Sung-Hsien Yang each had two hits apiece for the reigning league champion.

Ying-Chieh Lin (2-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings and was charged with the loss.

In the second meeting, Wei-Lun Pan (6-4) limited Sinon to four hits and one unearned run in six strong innings to help Uni-President registe the sweep with a 4-1 win.

Shoda Itsuki (6-3) was pinned with the setback after giving up four runs and 10 hits.

Castillo, Tung-Yi Yang, KC Kao and Lien-Hung Chen each had two hits for the Lions.


Team Won Lost Tie
UP-Lions 32 20 02
LN-Bears 29 22 02
S-Bulls 24 27 02
B-Elephants 19 35 01

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Uni-President Lions Wins Slugfest

TAIWAN – KC Kao doubled and homered and the Uni-President Lions outscored the Sinon Bulls 13-12 Friday night in the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

In a contest which featured a trio of six-run outbursts, the reigning CPBL title-holder started the fireworks in the third to grab a 6-0 advantage. But Sinon answered back with five scores in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 6-5.

The Bulls built a 11-6 lead with a six-run fifth, and crossed the plate a final time in the eighth to pad their lead to 12-7. However, the Lions tagged reliever Kuo Yung-Chih with four runs in a six-run rally in the ninth to complete the improbable comeback.

Kao, who tallied four RBIs, was one of five Lions’ hitters to have a two-hit game.

Chen Chih-Wei was 4-for-5 with a trio of doubles and three RBIs for the Bears, and Cheng Da-Hung added three hits, a homer, and four RBIs.

Chang Chih-Chiang (3-1) picked up the win out of the bullpen despite allowing a run on one hit and two walks in just a lone inning.

Kuo (0-1) was charged with the loss after get rocked for four runs on three walks and four hits in just one inning on the mound.


Aaron Rakers threw six shutout innings and Chen Chin-Feng hit his 16th home run of the year as the La New Bears blanked the Brother Elephants Thursday night.

Lin Chih-Sheng went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs while both Yu Chin-De and Chung Cheng-Yu each had two base hits.

Brother shortstop Liu Keng-Hsin led his team with three hits and a stolen base.

Rakers (7-2) continued his winning ways limiting the Elephants to four hits while striking out five in another impressive outing.


Team Won Lost Tie
UP-Lions 29 20 02
LN-Bears 27 21 02
S-Bulls 24 24 02
B-Elephants 19 33 01

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Lions, Elephants Draw in Marathon CPBL Game

TAIWAN – The Uni-President Lions and the Brother Elephants battled to a 7-7 tie in a 4 1/2 hour Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) marathon ballgame on Sunday in front of 4,155 fans.

In a matchup that featured six home runs, the reigning league title-holders grabbed a quick 1-0 lead in the first. But the Elephants pulled even in the third before the Lions scored six unanswered runs to hold a seemingly comfortable 7-1 lead heading into the seventh.

The Elephants added a score in the bottom of the seventh, and plated three more runs in the eighth to make things interesting. Two more runs in the final inning tied the score, and both squads failed to cross the plate in three extra innings.

Lions’ catcher Kao Chih-Kang was 5-for-5 with three doubles to set a new CPBL record with 12 two-base hits in one month. Yang Sung-Hsien also swung the bat well going 4-for-6 and with a homer and three RBIs, while Jose Castillo and Chen Lien-Hung each added a long ball for the Uni-President franchise.

Robert Bozied, Wang Chin-Yung, and Yang Tsung-Fan all homered for the Elephants while shortstop Wang Sheng-Wei had a run-scoring double to extend his itting streak to 10 games.

Tseng Hao-Chu drove in four runs and Hsu Wen-Hsiung tossed seven effective innings to help the La New Bears dispose of the Sinon Bulls 12-2 in front of 3,795 Taiwanese baseball fans this past Sunday evening.

Tseng doubled and cracked his third home run of the season as the Bears built a 4-0 lead after two at-bats. La New added a pair of runs in the fourth before blowing the game open with a four-run outburst an inning later.

Third baseman Shih Chih-Wei led the 14-hit attack with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate, while La New catcher Huang Hao-Jen had two hits and popped his first long ball of the year.

Hsu (4-3) allowed lone runs in the second and seventh frames to notch his fourth win of the year.

Team Won Lost Tied
La New 21 16 01
U-President 21 16 02
Sinon 20 17 02
Brother 13 26 01

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La New Bears Stop Sinon Bulls

TAIWAN – Chung Cheng-Yu hit for the cycle to help the La New Bears claim an 8-6 victory in 10 innings over the Sinon Bulls in action from the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) Friday night.

The Bulls raced out to a 5-0 lead off La New starter Wu Si-Yo who lasted only two innings. Lin Yi-Chuan extended his hitting streak to 16 games, and raised his batting average to .420 with a 3-for-5 effort that included a triple and two RBIs.

Chung went 4-for-5 with a single, double, triple, and home run to register the sixth cycle in the history of the CPBL. The versatile outfielder also swiped a base and tacked on four RBIs as the Bears overcame a five-run deficit to turn back the Bulls.

Chen Chin-Feng added his 12th homer for La New while Chiang Chih-Tsung connected for his first long ball of the season.

Keng Po-Hsuan (2-0) worked the final inning to earn his second win of the year, while Tsai Ming-Chin (1-2) was charged with the loss.

Chen Lien-Hung hit a three-run homer in the opening frame and Chu Wei-Ming worked six effective innings to lead the Uni-President Lions past the Brother Elephants, 7-3.

In front of a boisterous crowd of 9,020 on hand to see former U.S. big league pitcher Tsao Chin-Hui, Chen’s early blast set the tone for the eigning league champion. The Lions chased Tsao with another score in the second to grab a 4-0 lead.

Yang Tsung-Fan put the Elephants on the scoreboard in the bottom of the same inning, and Liu Keng-Shin’s two-run hit in the fourth cut the lead to 4-3. But the Lions put the game out of reach with a three-run sixth highlighted by Kao Chih-Kang’s two-run double.

Chu (4-2) fanned three while allowing three runs on six hits to win for the fourth time.

Tsao (2-3) struggles continued with a woeful outing that included four runs in only 1 2-3 innings.

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Sinon Bulls Stomp La New Bears

TAIWAN – Shoda Itsuki pitched a complete game and the Sinon Bulls scored nine late runs to rout the La New Bears 12-5 this past Tuesday in action from the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

The Bulls touched La New starter Chang Chih-Chia for a pair of second-inning scores to hold an early lead, and added a run an inning later to make the score 3-0. Meanwhile, Itsuki was blanking the Bears’ lineup until the sixth when the home team closed the gap with two runs.

Sinon chased Chang during a three-run eighth before feasting on the La New bullpen for six scores in the ninth to notch the lopsided victory.

Second baseman Lin Chih-Sheng and designated hitter Chang “Tarzan” Tai-shan both went deep for the Bulls swatting their third and fourth home runs of the season, respectively. The trio of Chang Chien-Ming, Cheng Chao-Hsing, and Lee Yi-Wei collected two hits apiece.

Tim Raines, Jr. and Lin Chih-Sheng both had a pair of hits for the Bears, while pinch-hitter Pan Chung-Wei belted a solo homer in a losing effort.

Itsuki (4-1) allowed just two runs over the first seven innings before finishing with five runs on 10 hits.

Chang (4-2) was dealt the loss after surrendering six runs in 7 1/3 innings.

1.77 – Chris Gissell, Uni-President Lions
2.67 – Lin Ko-Chien, Sinon Bulls
2.81 – Aaron Rakers, La New Bears
3.21 – Liao Yu-Cheng, Brother Elephants
3.77 – Lin Ying-Chieh, Sinon Bulls
3.91 – Yu Wen-Ping, Sinon Bulls
3.91 – Shoda Itsuki, Sinon Bulls

.411 – Pan Wu-Hsiung, Uni-President Lions
.400 – Lin Yi-Chuan, Sinon Bulls
.385 – Lin Chih-Sheng, La New Bears
.378 – Peng Cheng-Min, Brother Elephants
.371 – Hsieh Chia-Hsien, Sinon Bulls
.367 – Chen Lien-Hung, Uni-President Lions
.362 – Cheng Chao-Hsing, Sinon Bulls

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