Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Chinese Taipei Wins Its Way to 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series #LLWS

Photo by John Green - Little League Complex
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 10, 2013) – For the 28th time in the 67-year history of the Little League Baseball® World Series, Chinese Taipei will bring a team to compete in South Williamsport, Pa.

On Sunday, June 7, the Chung-Ping Little League from Taoyuan County, Chinese Taipei won the Asia-Pacific Region Tournament in the Philippines, topping the team from Korea, 11-2, in the championship game. This is the first time that Chung-Ping will compete in the Little League Baseball World Series, and third time that a team from Taoyuan will represent Chinese Taipei in South Williamsport. With 17 Little League Baseball World Series Championships, Chinese Taipei holds the record for the most banners won in the history of the World Series. The last champion from Chinese Taipei was Fu-Hsing Little League from Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, in 1996.

Chung-Ping went a perfect 6-0 to advance through the Asia-Pacific Region Tournament, which featured teams from 12 different countries in two, eight-team pools. Chinese Taipei defeated Hong Kong (China) to reach the championship game, and Korea defeated the Indonesia team, to face Chung-Ping in the championship game. Learn more about the Asia-Pacific Region Tournament.