Chinese Taipei earned its first win at the expense of Australia in the second round of the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) 2023 qualifiers .Chinese Taipei won the second game of the qualifier 6-0 in extra innings on Sunday at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan .After dropping the first game to Japan the day before, Chinese Taipei kept their hopes of reaching the final alive with a valuable one point .Australia, on the other hand, suffered their second consecutive loss against South Korea, increasing their chances of qualifying. The game was a pitcher’s duel.
Chinese Taipei starter Chun Gei-yi threw 91 pitches over seven innings, allowing two runs on two hits and five walks while striking out two .In his second year in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL), Hsieh started 16 games for the Rakuten Monkeys in the 2023 season, posting a 6-5 record with 48 strikeouts and a 4.61 ERA. Australia responded with the same “opener” strategy as the previous day, keeping their starting pitchers’ innings short and using their bullpen heavily. Neither team scored a run in the regular innings.
Australia managed just two team hits, while Chinese Taipei was silenced at every scoring opportunity despite pounding out seven hits. In the top of the 10th inning of extra innings, Chinese Taipei put runners on first and second with no outs to secure the win .With the bases loaded and nobody out, Hsun-Hsien Chun hit a two-run double to center field, and Lin Jing-Kai followed with a two-run single to center field .It was Australia’s second consecutive extra-inning loss, following their victory over South Korea the day before. The second preliminary round game 카지노사이트 between South Korea and Japan will be played at 7 p.m. tonight at the Tokyo Dome.