After starting the season with a dismal 1-4 record, the President Lions have roared back with an impressive 5-1-1 mark in their past seven contests to take sole position of the third-place spot in the latest league standings.
\nBehind the strong pitching of starters Manny Aybar, Todd Rizzo, Tsao Hung-yang (曹竣揚) and Pan Wei-luen (潘威倫), the Lions have held the opposition to less than three runs a game, which made the job for ace closer Michael Garcia a lot easier in their 5-1-1 run.
\nThe Lions have not won on sound pitching alone, as the offense has cranked out an average of 5.7 runs per game over the past seven games, nearly doubling their opponents' run production of 3.0 over the same time span.
\n"Anytime you can come up with key hits like they [the Lions] have done, it makes them really hard to beat," Elephants starter Jonathan Hurst said.
\nThe opportunistic Lions offense has been able to score 5.7 runs on just 9.7 hits per contest, an outstanding run-to-hit ratio.
\nSkipper Hsieh Chang-hehn's (
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