Fri, May 23, 2003 - Page 22 News List

`Swordsmen' title may shift to the Bulls

TAIWAN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL While the Brother Elephants once dominated with a core of three hitters, the Sinon Bulls have developed their own trio this year

By Paul Huang  /  CONTRIBUTING REPORTER

The other game played on Wednesday in Hsinchuang was the completion of a rain-delayed contest between the Makoto Gida and the President Lions that had started in Hualien on May 18th. The Gida salvaged the three-game series, making it 1-1-1, by beating the Loins 3-0. The shutout recorded by Gida starter Yang Chi-jia (楊騏嘉) was the first shutout victory recorded by a local pitcher this season.

Upcoming Games

The Bulls will look to sweep the Agan on their visit to Kaohsiung on Friday and Saturday while the Agan take the field in search of manager Tsai's first win.The ChinaTrust Whales hosted the slumping Lions in Hsinchuang yesterday, and will meet in Tienmu tomorrow and in Hsinchu on Sunday. It will be a tough series for the second-placed Whales as they face the top two Lions pitchers, Joe Davenport (8-1) and Pan Wei-luen (6-1).

The Elephants opened a homestand against the Gida in Hsinchu yesterday, moving on to Hsinchuang tomorrow and Tienmu on Sunday.

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