Support Staff Helps to Propel Chinese Taipei to Victory|中華隊晉級12強複賽 背後團隊功勞大


Chinese Taipei faced off against Japan in the last Group B match of the World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier12 tournament on Nov. 7, and lost the game 1 to 8. It ended the opening round with a record of 2-1 to finish second in the group and advance to the super round. The team's support staff will play an important role in determining whether it will be able to advance further.


Chinese Taipei shut out Venezuela 3 to 0 in its second game of Group B play on Nov. 6, securing its place in the super round of the World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier12 tournament. Following the victory, fans cheered themselves hoarse while players took selfies.

I told myself to remain calm when I had the ball in my hand, because if we can win our games, then we will be able to go to Tokyo, and that was very important.

Pitcher Lin Kai-wei, who plays professionally in the United States, set the objective of qualifying for the super round in Tokyo after joining the national team. Now that this objective has been reached, the work of the national team's logistics and scouting teams will take center stage.

I think scouting helps us tremendously, because you may face off against one pitcher only once. The scouts provide us with a lot of information so that we can prepare for the games properly.

It appears that the information provided by the scouts helped Chinese Taipei to win its first two games. Pitchers Chiang Shao-ching and Chang Yi performed very well as the starting pitchers, and bullpen coach Wang Chien-ming was instrumental in their success.

I think the coaches are very conscientious. For example, Wang Chien-ming understands the situation of each pitcher very well.

For the first time, the Chinese Professional Baseball League is running the show. It is overseeing everything from pre-tournament training sessions to group training. It is also ensuring that every piece meets Olympic Games standards, and has teams providing transport, medical, psychological, and athletic training services. The 8+1 athletic training team is led by Lee Hung-ju, who previously worked as a Major League Baseball athletic trainer.

In the past, they got fatigued maybe only after three days. These days, they complain about fatigue after practice every day. Our objective is to relieve their fatigue and come up with ways for them to feel better.

The team was able to enter the tournament with a high morale and perform well, thanks to the work of the support staff and the home field advantage.



3:0完封委內瑞拉,中華隊連兩勝晉級六強複賽,球迷們嗨翻了,選手們開心在場上自拍。

中華隊投手 林凱威表示:「我拿到球之後,就告訴自己要冷靜,對啊,因為球隊贏嘛,就可以去東京,所以很重要。」

旅美小將林凱威加入中華隊後,就把要去東京掛在嘴邊,如今前進複賽,情蒐與後勤團隊功不可沒。

中華隊內野手 朱育賢表示:「我覺得情蒐這方面,對我們幫助滿大的,因為其實在面對陌生的投手,你可能只會遇到一次而已,就是在這個時候,他們會給我們很多資料,讓我們去做賽前的準備參考。」

情蒐小組的資訊,在兩場比賽看出成效,尤其江少慶和張奕,接連優質先發,牛棚教練王建民扮演重要推手。

中職聯盟會長 吳志揚表示:「這次我覺得總教練這個團,非常認真,而且像王建民,對於每一個投手的狀況,掌握得很好。」

中職第一次包辦從集訓到比賽的所有組訓,就以奧運最高規格因應,運科小組,醫療團隊與心理諮商,還有曾在美職擔任防護員、李恆儒率領的8+1防護團隊。

台師大體育系助理教授 李恆儒表示:「他們疲勞的程度,以前可能比三天才會開始累,可是現在他們每天練完,他們都哇哇叫,每個都在累,我們目標就是幫他們去緩解疲勞,幫他們想辦法,讓他們比較舒服。」

從身心靈協助選手,科學數據佐以教練團經驗,加上主場優勢、團隊士氣又高,中華隊在天時地利人和的情況下,拿出令人激賞的表現。