Taiwan bags first victory at 2018 Bronco World Series

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Taiwan bags first victory at 2018 Bronco World Series

Los Alamitos, California, Aug. 3 (CNA) Asia-Pacific Zone champion Taiwan grabbed its first victory at the 2018 Bronco World Series Friday after the team from the Dominican Republic, champion of the Caribbean Zone, forfeited by failing to show for the game.

With the victory, the team from Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, took the first step in defending its 2016 Bronco World Series title.

Although the champion of the Caribbean Zone did not show up, the Taiwanese players, all 11-12 years old, still took fielding drills and posed with fans for photos before leaving the baseball field.

Taiwanese team head coach Yen Meng-chan (顏盟展) said that although his players may not be as tall or strong as American players, he always tells them they can beat anyone.

Yen, who was also head coach of the Taiwanese team at the 2016 Bronco World Series, added that the team has some good pitchers this year who have been training since they were fourth graders at elementary school.

The team from Taiwan next plays North Zone champion, Chicago, at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball complex on Saturday.

(By Edward Tsao and Hsu Hsiao-ling)

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