Fri, Jun 12, 2009 - Page 20 News List

Elephants survive four-run deficit to defeat Lions 11-5


Kuo Yi-fong’s two-run homer sparked what turned out to be a six-run seventh as the Brother Elephants overcame a four-run deficit with 10 unanswered runs late in the game to beat the Uni-President Lions 11-5 at the Taipei County Baseball Stadium in Sinjhuang on Wednesday night.

Chou Si-chi and Huang Cheng-wei also starred by connecting for three hits apiece with five combined RBIs to help the Elephants win their fifth in the last seven games.

The contest began with the visiting cats striking first in the top of the second with a pair of runs off Elephants starter Liu Yu-chan on an RBI-single by Shih Jin-dien and a run-scoring error by the Brother defense.

The Elephants got one of the two runs back an inning later on a rare triple by Wang Sheng-wei off Lions starter Pan Jung-rong.

After a scoreless fourth and fifth, the Lions offense roared again, this time for three more runs on three singles, a walk and an error for a seemingly comfortable 5-1 lead that lasted to the seventh before the Elephants rallied with a ferocious comeback to run away with the win.

Picking up the win was Yeh Yong-jeh with two innings of scoreless relief, while the loss was charged against the Lions’ Chang Chih-chiang, who allowed all three of the runners he faced to reach base safely on a single and two walks in relief of Liu in the game-turning seventh.


Scoring early and often, the Sinon Bulls opened the week of play with a 7-2 win over the La New Bears at the Hualien County Baseball Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Chang “Prince of the Forest” Tai-shan’s two-out single with a man on second got the Bulls on the board in the opening frame as they scored a run in each of the first five innings before a two-run sixth made it 7-0.


Yesterday’s results

• Uni-President Lions 10, Brother Elephants 3

• La New Bears v Sinon Bulls postponed to June 24

Today’s games

• Uni-President Lions v Sinon Bulls

(Luodong, 6:30pm)

• La New Bears v

Brother Elephants

(Sinjhuang, 6:30pm)

The Bears finally got on the board against the stellar Sinon pitching after starter Lin Keh-chien and setup man Shen Yu-jeh combined for seven scoreless innings before Shen gave up a pair of eighth-inning runs to lose the shutout bid.

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