Taiwan which was Defeated by Korea in the Final

Taiwan, which failed to advance to the finals after being blocked by Korea

finished in third place with a walk-off victory over Australia.

The Taiwanese baseball team, led by coach Chen Jin-feng, won 4-3 over Australia in the third place match of the 2023 Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) held at Tokyo Dome in Japan on the 19th.

Taiwan, which lost 1-6 against Korea in the final game of the preliminary round the previous day (the 18th) and failed to advance to the finalsdefeated Australia and took third place. 

Following the first competition in 2017, in which Korea, Japan, and Taiwan participated, APBC ranked 3rd for the second consecutive time. 카지노사이트랭크

On the other hand, Australia, who participated for the first time this time, failed to advance to the finals with three consecutive losses in the preliminaries, and also lost the third place match, ending the competition with all four losses.

Taiwan took the lead by scoring 3 points in the 3rd inning. Against Australia’s starting pitcher Samuel Holland

Ye Zhi-ting and Guo Tian-xin’s consecutive hits created the first run with no outs on 2nd and 3rd bases, and Qiu Zicheng’s ground ball to 1st base gave them the first run. 

Taiwan then added 1 point due to Cheon Je-shuen’s walk and the opponent’s wild pitch, and took a 3-0 lead with Heo Heung-young’s ground ball to shortstop.

Australia also chased down Taiwan’s starting pitcher Chiu Jun-wei in the 4th inning with Alex Hall’s single to left and Jake Burke’s single-run double to left. 

In the 7th inning, Liam Spence’s 2-RBI, timely hit with the bases loaded and 2 outs on 1st pitch’s double to center field

Mitchell Edwards’ single to shortstop, and Luke Smee’s left-field hit balanced the score at 3-3.

However, Taiwan ended the game in the 9th regular inning. 

They were blocked by Australian reliever Coen Wynn, who came on from the 5th inning, and were unable to score an additional run until the 8th inning

but after leadoff hitter Jang Jeong-yu hit a hit to right in the 9th inning, a sacrifice bunt and Lin Jing-kai’s hit to shortstop created a chance with one out and runners on first and third base.

Here, Australia changed the pitcher from Wynn to Will Serif. However, Guo Tianxin attacked Serif’s 6th curve. Taiwan had the last laugh as a walk-off hit went over Australia’s outfield forward defense.

For Taiwan, Kuo Tianxin had 2 hits in 5 at-bats, including a walk-off hit, and 1 RBI, and Jang Jeong-yu had 2 hits in 4 at-bats and had multiple hits. 

In the 9th inning, Lin Jiao-en pitched an inning with 2 strikeouts and a 3-out error, earning a relief win. 

Australia’s Wynn pitched well in 4⅓ innings, allowing 2 hits, no walks, 4 strikeouts, and 1 run, but suffered a loss.

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