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After winning Team Kingdom Of The Netherlands, the Chinese Taipei team again came into action in the afternoon game. Against Japan’s leader, the right line was continued, because this opponent was also bound to the victory. This is the ticket for the final of Sunday.
Already in the first inning, the team emerged from Taiwan: Han Lin made the 0-1 on a single by Yi Hung Chen. In their third inning, the margin increased when Ju Liang Tai got out of a hit pitcher and hit a wild pitch. In the fifth Taiwanese inning, this margin became even more widespread when Tzu Chieh Lin was already in scoring position through a three-point move. He joined Ju Liang Tai after Han Lin produced a single.
A part of the 0-4 backlog cleared when Yudai Nakanishi ended up in a double jump and then came in via a single hit by Pinch Hitter Hirayama. An inning later, even 2-4 came when Masaki Otani came home after a fielders choice of Nakanishi.
Chinese Taipei scored no more in this game, so it was a matter for Japan to reverse the tide with a final slop, but it did not matter, so 2-4 was also the final.
Team Kingdom of The Netherlands did not adjust in the evening game against Japan. The effort against the Cuban team of the evening before, claimed its toll. This resulted in a finalization of
the Japanese team which started offensive and this resulted in the third inning already in a 0-2 lead after Masaki Otani and Koya Araki came across the homeplate. Both players scored from a two-point match of Kenta Fukuhara.
With this, Japan’s hitting team was still slow, because Magashi Yamagishi, Kazuya Suzuki and Daisuke Yamagi made a further lead to 0-5. It did not last for a inning later it was Naoyuki Wakiya and then Yusuke Nakamura, fresh in the team, who expanded the position to 0-7.
A final rally in the ninth inning of the Kingdom team yielded two runs: Both Stijn van der Meer and Max Draijer entered a RBI of Dudley Leonora. A hit by pitcher action then again all bases where loaded, followed by an infield fly. Rachid Engelhardt came in the box with two outs and came on firstbox through base on balls where Gianison Boekhoudt scored for the 3-7. Dwayne Kemp then got three strikes and then became the last out of the game.
Tomorrow, Team Kingdom of The Netherlands plays against Chinese Taipei at 19.00
Curaçao did not succeed in winning in the fourth game. In a very attractive duel, the team just got a little short against team Chinese Taipei.
In the second inning, Chinese Taipei opened the score after Ko came through a two-base hit and came through H Wang’s RBI. In the third Taiwanese battle, the second run was made possible after Liao Chun reached the home plate via a balk from the Curaçao pitcher.
Only in the third inning became the first run of Curacao: Beaumont scored the 1-2 after he had previously a basehit.
The base of the victory for Chinese Taipei was laid in the sixth inning when H. Wang, C. Lin and Ko pushed the stand to 1-5. In the equalizing inning, Curaçao did quite a bit back when Gurp and Mujica returned the margin to two runs difference (3-5).
Also this edition Jaap Pameyer is present at the World Port Tournament and again has made fantastic 360 degree pictures of the teams.