Taiwan Advances to Premier12 Super Round in Tokyo|中華3:0完封委內瑞拉 提前晉級東京複賽


Chinese Taipei played its second game in Group B of the World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier12 tournament on Nov. 6. The opponent was powerhouse Venezuela. Pitcher Chang Yi kept Venezuela scoreless over seven innings and notched six strikeouts. In the seventh inning, Chinese Taipei finally scored. It ended up winning the game 3 to 0, and Taiwan advances to Premier12 super round in Tokyo.


Two strikes and three balls, and the batter whiffs. He used a 146 kilometer high fastball to strike Apodaca out.

After throwing 12 pitches, closer Chen Hung-wen finally struck out Venezuela's last batter, securing Chinese Taipei's second consecutive win in the World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier12 tournament. With these two wins, Chinese Taipei has qualified for the super round alongside Japan.

Two strikes and three balls. The base runner takes off, and the pitch is an outside fastball. The batter doesn't swing, and it's a strikeout.

This Group B game was played at Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium, and matched Chinese Taipei against Venezuela. The game was scoreless after six innings. In the top of the seventh, Chinese Taipei launched an offensive after two batters went out. After Lin Che-hsuan, who was eighth in the batting order, reached first on a walk, pinch hitter Chu Yu-hsien doubled down the left field line.

The base runner takes off on this base hit. Lin Che-hsuan rounds second base, rounds third base, and heads for home in a tremendous effort to score in the top of the seventh. He is safe, safe!

Venezuela's left fielder spent some time scrambling after the ball, allowing Lin to reach home base and score. Chu, whose daughter was born earlier in the day, continued on a hot streak, after winning the 2019 Chinese Professional Baseball League MVP award and leading the league in home runs and base hits. In his first appearance in the tournament, he broke the deadlock with a runner on first. The next batter was Wang Wei-chen, who doubled through the left side.

The ball goes through the left side, a skillful hit, and we are about to score again. (Pinch runner) Wang Sheng-wei rounds third base and Wang Wei-chen continues charging towards second base.

In the top of the seventh, Chinese Taipei hit two consecutive base hits, which resulted in two points and a 2 to 0 lead. In the top of the ninth, leadoff hitter Hu Chin-lung singled through the right side to get on base, and then stole second base. Venezuelan pitcher Cristian Alvarado then allowed the next two batters to fly out.

He gifted us that point!

Hu Chin-lung scored Chinese Taipei's third point. In the bottom of the ninth, closer Chen Hung-wen shut out Venezuela, and Chinese Taipei walked away with a 3 to 0 victory over Venezuela, its second win in the first round. Starting pitcher Chang Yi, who plays professionally in Japan, pitched 102 balls over seven innings, giving up only four hits. He also notched six strikeouts.

A strike! That was a 149 kilometer fastball to end this crisis.

Chang's excellent performance helped Chinese Taipei to secure the win. Japan also won its game against Puerto Rico, which means Chinese Taipei and Japan have advanced to the super round. The super round will be played next week in Tokyo Dome.



球賽主播:「2好3壞,揮棒落空,最後用一個146公里的高角度速球,三振了阿波達卡。」

被纏鬥12球,中華隊終結者陳鴻文,總算解決委內瑞拉最後一位打者,幫助中華隊取得二連勝,與日本隊一起晉級複賽。

球賽主播:「2好3壞,壘上跑者走了,哇!結果這個球,是一個外角的一個速球,打者沒有出棒,遭到了三振。」

這場在台中洲際球場的B組預賽,由中華隊出戰委內瑞拉,前6局打完仍然是0比0的平手僵局;中華隊在7局上半,兩人出局後發動攻勢,8棒林哲瑄選到保送上壘後,代打的朱育賢,把球打成三壘方向,車布邊的長打。

球賽主播:「壘上跑者走了,這個球,安打,林哲瑄這時候繞過二壘,跑過三壘要拚回來啦!這個大功臣讓中華隊在7局上半,SAFE!」

左外野手花了很長的時間、才接到球,讓林哲瑄連闖三個壘包、奔回本壘,幫助中華隊在7局上半,打破鴨蛋、先馳得點。代打的朱育賢,中午剛出生的女兒,為他帶來好運;本季中職年度MVP,同時還是全壘打和安打王,在12強的首打席,就克服「平手」、「一壘有人」,和對手「布陣」的三道難題。下一棒的開路先鋒王威晨、也要跟進,補上帶有打點的安打。

球賽主播:「這一棒左半邊,技巧性的安打,又要得分了,王勝偉繞過了三壘,王威晨這時候,繼續往二壘做推進。」

中華隊在7局上半,突破委內瑞拉投手封鎖,連續兩支安打、攻下兩分,取得2比0領先;9局上半、率先上場打擊的胡金龍,打穿一二壘間的安打上壘,隨後發動盜壘,攻占二壘得點圈。結果委內瑞拉的後援投手阿瓦瑞多,控球突然找不到準星,出現連續兩顆暴投球。

球賽主播:「哎唷,直接送分!」

胡金龍回來,攻下中華隊的第3分,加上9局下陳鴻文成功關門,終場中華隊就以3比0,擊敗委內瑞拉,收下預賽二連勝;中華隊先發投手,旅日的張奕,用102球投完7局,只被敲出4支安打,還送出6次三振。

球賽主播:「揮棒落空,149公里的一個速球,硬是把這個危機給解決掉。」

張奕的好投,帶領中華隊取勝,加上日本也同樣在預賽二連勝,因此雙雙確定晉級,下週在東京巨蛋舉行的複賽。