Taipei, An U12 Taiwanese baseball team made 11 hits, including two home runs, on the way to defeating Mexico 104 Tuesday to win the PONY Bronco World Series for the second consecutive year.
The Taiwanese team, comprised mostly of players from Beinan Elementary School in eastern Taitung County, opened up the scoring in the first inning with a double and a triple.
The Mexican team rallied, exploiting several mistakes by the Taiwanese defense to level the score 33 at the bottom of the first inning.
However, Taiwan's highpowered offense was unstoppable from the third inning and the Taiwanese team ran away with the match, scoring seven more runs, including home runs by Su Chenghsien and Chiu Yentsu
Taiwan's relief pitcher Chuang Haohsun settled the defense by racking up nine strikeouts and surrendering no runs.
This was the ninth time Taiwan has won the tournament in total.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel