Baseball teams from Taiwan and China were eliminated at 2007 Konami Cup Asia Series

Sunday, November 11, 2007

It just wasn't their day for the two baseball teams on either side of the Straight, as China Stars and Uni-President Lions were both eliminated in a route at the Konami Cup 2007. The final of Konami Cup will take place between SK Wyverns and Chunichi Dragons.

Chunichi Dragons (Japan) vs China Stars (China)

For first 5 innings, the game was tied at 1-1. It was amazing that starting pitcher Jiangang Lu (China Stars) managed to shut down the Dragons' offense by only giving up one run. But Masahiro Araki broke the deadlock in the bottom of 6th by hitting a solo HR, thus making Lu losing pitcher of the game. The Dragons went on to defeat the China Stars with a final score of 9-1.

Uni-President Lions (Taiwan) vs SK Wyverns (South Korea)

This game would determine whether the Uni Lions or the SK Wyverns would qualify for the final after the Dragons defeated the China Stars. But SK eliminated all the suspense by scoring 13 runs in the first 4 innings. Even though the Lions' fielder Sung-sian Yang belted a solo HR, the SK Wyverns mercy-ruled their opponent with a score of 13A-1 and promptly advanced to a showdown with the Chunichi Dragons.