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Women: Phoenix Cup Announces Individual Awards for 2013 Tournament


The 2013 Women’s Phoenix Cup recently ended in Hong Kong. Once again Shilin High School of Commerce from Taiwan came out victorious. In the two years they have participated, they have gone 11-0 dominating the competition.

The runner-up for the 2013 tournament was Team Australia with the second runner-up the powerhouse Far East Bombers from Japan.

The personal awards were also announced and as expected Shilin High dominated the them. The team from Taiwan had the best coach, best pitcher, and the hitters with the most hits and RBI.

+ Best Coach YANG, Chang-Shin (Shilin High School of Commerce, Taiwan)
+ Best Pitcher HUANG, Yu-Ting (Shilin High School of Commerce, Taiwan)
+ Most Home Runs CHEN, Chia-Yi (Shilin High School of Commerce, Taiwan)
TAMURA, Chika (Far East Bloomers, Japan)
+ Most Hits CHEN, Chia-Yi (Shilin High School of Commerce, Taiwan)
+ Most RBI CHEN, Chia-Yi (Shilin High School of Commerce, Taiwan)
+ Most Valuable Player LIN, Yu-Chien (Taipei Vanguard Women’s Baseball Team, Taiwan)
Claire O’ Sullivan (Team Australia, Australia)
MATSUMOTO, Kei (Far East Bloomers, Japan)
YANG, Mi Hyun (Guri-city NineVics Women’s Baseball Team, Korea)
HUANG, Yu-Ting (Shilin High School of Commerce, Taiwan)
HUNG, Yik Shan (Allies, Hong Kong)
FUNG, Kit Yi (Development Team, Hong Kong)

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Women: 2013 Phoenix Cup Day 3 Recap


Day 3 of the 2013 Women’s Phoenix Cup from Hong Kong is in the books.

The day started off with a match between defending champion Shilin High School against Korea, and once again Shilin High dominated the game. It jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning, but they quickly put the game far out of reach of Korea with an 8-run 2nd inning. They would go on to win 13-3.

Shilin High would come back for the nightcap as well. This time they faced off with Taipei Vanguard and it was over before the top of the first was finished. When it was finished, Shilin High led 9-0. they would add 17 more runs in the next two innings ending the game early winning going away 26-0.

In 5 games so far, they have outscored their opponents 68-12 which isn’t quite as good as they did the year before when they won 5 games outscoring their opponents 69-7. However, no matter which way you look at it they are the dominant team of the tournament. They will play a final game Monday against the host Hong Kong Allies.

The Allies have had mixed results so far in this year’s tournament. On Day 4 they lost 10-0 against the Far East Bombers of Japan before routing the Hong Kong Developmental team 20-3 later in the day.

Team Australia has also had a great tournament so far. They finished their tournament on Day 4 with a 13-3 victory over the Far East Bombers and an 11-1 victory over the Hong Kong Developmental team.

Team Australia finished the tournament 5-1 only losing to Shilin High in what was a great game. In their 6 games, they outscored their opponents 64-24.

Monday, Day 4, will finish out the tournament with a three game slate.

Up first will be the Hong Kong Developmental team looking for their first win against Taipei Vanguard. Both teams are 0-5 so far, but Vanguard has been more competative.

The second game of the day will feature defending champion Shilin High against the host Allies. The Allies are looking to be the first team in the tournament to knock off Shilin High.

The last game of the day, and the tournament, will feature the squad from Korea (2-3) against the Far East Bombers of Japan (3-2).

2013 Phoenix Cup Standings:

1. Shilin High School 5-0

2. Team Australia 5-1

3. Far East Bombers 3-2

4. Hong Kong Allies 3-2

5. Korea 2-3

6. Taipei Vanguard 0-5

7. Hong Kong Developmental 0-5

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Women: 2013 Phoenix Cup Day 2 Recap


Day 2 of the Women’s Phoenix Cup Tournament from Hong Kong is in the books. It was a short day with only 4 games due to the opening ceremony taking place early in the morning.

There was one exciting game early in the day as two undefeated teams took on each other.

Defending champion Shilin High School was taking on newcomer Team Australia. Both teams had a great first day with 2 big wins. It is Team Australia’s first year in the tournament and Shilin’s second, but neither team had lost a game.

Team Australia jumped out quick scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning to take control of the game. Shilin just wouldn’t go away though as they scored three of their own in the top of the third inning to make it a 4-3 game. Australia would add a single run in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 3-run lead.

However, Shilin just wouldn’t go away as they scored 3 runs in the top of the sixth inning to tie the game at 6 runs apiece heading into the final inning. And that is where Shilin ran away with the game scoring six more times to win going away 12-6.

It was a tough loss for Australia after leading by three late in the game, but Shilin showed why they are the team to beat.

In other action that day, Team Australia turned around after the tough loss to face the Hong Kong Allies. Once again in a tough match, this time Australia pulled out the victory in the end.

In what turned out to be a see-saw battle, the Allies jumped out early with a pair of runs in bottom of the first. It didn’t take long for Australia to bounce back though taking a 5-2 lead after an inning and a half. Again the Allies struck quickly tying the game at 5 after 2 innings. Again going back and forth each team would take the lead again before Australia tied it at 7 in the fifth inning.

Then Australia took over scoring 7 runs in the sixth inning to put the game away.  very similar game to the one they played earlier in the day except this time Australia played the spoiler pulling out the victory in the end.

Game 3 of the day saw the Hong Kong Developmental team taking on Korea. Even though the Developmental team finally got on the board in the first inning with their first run of the tournament, it only made the score 11-1 as Korea jumped out huge in the first inning. Korea would go on to add 11 more to win easily 22-1.

The last game of the day saw the Far East Bombers facing off with Taipei Vanguard. The Bombers, one of the tournament favorites, got down early and had to battle back for a hard fought victory. They found themselves down 8-2 early on and trailed 9-5 heading into the fifth inning. Then they exploded for 9 runs snatching victory from the jaws of defeat with a 14-9 win.

Day 2 Scoreboard

Shilin High 12, Australia 6

Australia 12, Hong Kong Allies 7

Korea 22, Hong Kong Developmental 1

Far East Bombers 14, Taipei Vanguard 9

Standings after Day 2

1. Shilin High School 3-0

2. Team Australia 3-1

3. Far East Bombers (JPN) 2-1

4. Hong Kong Allies 2-1

5. Korea 1-2

6. Hong Kong Developmental 0-3

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Women: 2013 Phoenix Cup Day 1 Results


Day 1 is in the books at the 2013 Women’s Phoenix Cup in Hong Kong. Three teams started off strong with 2-0 records and last year’s top two teams faced off as well in what turned out to be an interesting game.

One of the teams to get off to a hot start was Team Australia. The 18U team started well with a pair of big wins including one over a strong Korea team to open the tournament with a 9-1 win. They followed it up with an even more impressive win over Taipei Vanguard 13-0.

They will face their toughest test on Day 2 playing against the defending champion Shilin High School from Taiwan.

Shilin High School won the title last year and started off again in 2013 with two wins. In their first match of the tournament, they had stiff competition from the Far East Bombers of Japan, last year’s runner-up. Shilin jumped on Japan with a 7-run 3rd inning and had to hold off a late comeback. Trailing 7-2 in the 7th and final inning, Japan scored 4 runs but couldn’t overcome the 5-run deficit losing 7-6.

After that game, Shilin High rolled over the Hong Kong Development team 13-1 ending the game after 3 innings due to the mercy rule.

The other team to start off 2-0 was the host Allies from Hong Kong. The only team to play in every Phoenix Cup got the day rolling with a 18-4 trouncing of Korea spurred by an 11-run 2nd inning. They finished the day taking down Taipei Vanguard 10-1.

Day 1 Scores

Australia 9, Korea 1

Korea 4, Hong Kong Allies 18

Taipei Vanguard 0, Australia 13

Hong Kong Allies 10, Taipei Vanguard 1

Far East Bombers (JPN) 6, Shilin High (TPE) 7

Far East Bombers (JPN) 13, Hong Kong Developmental 0

Shilin High (TPE) 10, Hong Kong Developmental 0

Standings After Day 1

1. Shilin High (TPE) 2-0

2. Team Australia 2-0

3. Hong Kong Allies 2-0

4. Far East Bombers (JPN) 1-1

5. Taipei Vanguard 0-2

6. Korea 0-2

7. Hong Kong Developmental 0-2

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Women: A Look at the Teams in the 2013 Phoenix Cup


The 6th Annual Phoenix Cup Women’s Baseball Tournament kicks off Friday January 18. There will be seven teams competing this year, so we thought we’d take a look at who is sending a team.

Team Australia – Australia

This is the first time Australia has sent a team to the tournament. Their team is 18 Under and it is the countries first step in putting together a Senior women’s team to compete in the future. They are entering on behalf of the Australian Baseball Federation.

In recent World Cups, Australia has finished 4th (2012) and 2nd (2010).

Far East Bombers – Japan

The most dominate team in the 5-year history of the tournament, the Bombers have never finished lower than 2nd place and have won 3 titles to date. The team consists of players from different teams in Japan playing either hard ball or rubber ball.

Japan’s National Women’s Team has won the last three World Cups and finished runner-up in the other two that have been played.

Guri-city NineVics Women’s Baseball Team – Korea

The NineVics were formed in 2005 and have become the largest and most famous team in Korea. The team name means that all ‘Nine’ players are trying to achieve ‘Victories’ together. In 2012, the team joined Guri-city which is a city just east of Seoul. This is their fourth time competing in the tournament. Last year the NineVics came in 5th place. Their best finish was 4th in 2011.

South Korea last played in the World Cup in 2010 finishing 9th.

Taipei Vanguard Women’s Baseball Team – Taiwan

The team started in 2001 when some women met on a website. As of 2012, the club consists of 31 players and 2 coaches, and they have competed in different tournaments around the world. This will be their 5th Phoenix Cup. They have finished 4th place in the last 3 Cups.

Taiwan, or Chinese Taipei, finished 6th in last year’s Women’s World Cup. Its best finish has been 5th a few times.

Shilin High School of Commerce – Taiwan

There isn’t much available for this team in English. However, it seems their first Phoenix Cup was in 2012 when they went 5-0 dominating the tournament and winning the title. They outscored their opponents 69-7 including 3 shutouts.

Allies – Hong Kong

The Allies were founded in 2007 in order to host the inaugural Phoenix Cup in 2008. They have played in every Cup so far with their best finish coming in 2011 as 1st runner-up. They have also finished 2nd runner-up twice.

Development Team – Hong Kong

Most of the players on the Development Team will play their first international competition in this year’s Cup. The team is made up of local novice women baseball players looking to gain experience by competing with some of the best international teams. The hope is to help expand and further the growth of women’s baseball in Hong Kong.

Each team will play the other teams in the tournament 1 time. The team with the best record will be crowned the champion. The games start Friday January 18th and will end Monday January 21st.

You can find more information at the Phoenix Cup’s website.

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Women: 6th Annual Phoenix Cup Opens This Weekend in Hong Kong


The Hong Kong Baseball Association has announced that the “Asia Insurance Phoenix Cup 2013 – IBAF Hong Kong International Women’s Baseball Tournament” will start this weekend. The tournament will run from January 18-21.

Played at Hong Kong’s Sai Tso Wan Baseball Field and Lion Rock Baseball Field, the women’s tournament is running for the sixth straight year since 2008.

Seven teams will compete including Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, and Taiwan.

Last year the Shilin High School of Commerce from Taipei defeated the Far-East Bombers from Japan for the title.

The Far-East Bombers have been dominate in the tournament in recent years. Every year they finish 1st or 2nd with three titles in the first five years.

For more information on the tournament, visit HKPhoenixCup.com.

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