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CHAMPIONSHIP GM #17: Taipei County, Chinese Taipei 3 Long Beach, CA 1


Tien, Tzu-Chieh allowed just one run, two hits, a walk and struck out 13 in 6.2 innings before being taken out due to the 95 pitch limit and led Asia-Pacific Zone Champion Chinese Taipei to its ninth Dick’s Sporting Goods Pony League World Series Championship and third in four years defeating West Zone Champion Long Beach, CA 3-1.

The 2018 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pony League World Series marked the third time Long Beach and Chinese Taipei met in the championship game and the two previous encounters in 2008 and 2012 were won by Long Beach.

The only hits for Long Beach were a solo home run by catcher Bren Wilkinson to take a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning and a single by Robert Voss in the fifth.

As it had all tournament, Chinese Taipei capitalized on mistakes and in the top of the fifth scoring three runs.

In the 2018 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pony League World Series Chinese Taipei had just 14 hits in its first three games, but exploded for 10 when it mattered the most

Myles Patton gave it his all for Long Beach allowing three runs (two earned), seven hits, two walks and struck out seven in four innings.

Long Beach finishes the 2018 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pony League World Series with a record of 3-1 with wins against East Zone Champion Bronx, NY 8-0, Mexico Zone Champion Tijuana, MX 8-2 and South Zone Champion Brownsville, TX 6-5. The lone loss came tonight.

For the nine time champions and now champions of three of the last four Dick’s Sporting Goods Pony League World Series, Chinese Taipei completes the sweep defeating North Zone Champion Bay County, MI 12-1, Host Area Champion Youngstown, OH 4-0, Caribbean Zone Champion Yaguate, Dominican Republic 5-3 and tonight against Long Beach.


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