Taipei 2, San Diego, CA 1 FINAL!
Yen Liang singled with one out in the eighth, then three of the next
four batters drew walks off Spencer Weyman to score the game-winning
run for Chinese Taipei.
Ping Hung doubled and scored in top of the first. Ridge Deakman singled
and scored in the bottom of the second to tie the game.
Jonathan Meyer and Chang Yao Wen pitched seven innings and were replaced
on the mound due to PONY pitching restriction rules. Chang got the
win, Wu Huang the save. Weyman suffers the loss.
Taipei vs. San Diego, CA
unbeaten teams in the 2005 World Series square off with the title
on the line Saturday at 1 pm. Both teams won Division Championships
Thursday night at Lew Hays PONY Field.
Taipei scored wins over Johnstown, PA, Caguas, PR and Corpus Christi,
TX on the way to the finals. San Diego beat Chesapeake, VA twice and
the host Washington, PA team to earn the finals berth.
Taipei 7, Corpus Christi, TX 1
Shih Hua hit a two-run double in the first and a two-run homerun in
the third to lead unbeaten Chinese Taipei to the win and into the
World Series championship game. Winning pitcher Chuan Chi limited
Corpus Christi to three hits, all in the first inning. Corpus Christi
had just one baserunner after the first, and that runner was erased
on a caught stealing.
Diego, CA 3, Chesapeake, VA 2
straight singles in the fifth broke a 1-1 tie, leading San Diego into
the World Series championship game. Roman Ferriera drove home Ridge
Deakman to make it 2-1, then scored the eventual game-winner. Kevin
Zimmerman gets the victory, allowing just one hit over five innings.
Jonathan Meyer worked the final two innings for the save. Jared Sivertson
took the loss, allowing just four hits and retiring San Diego in order
in five of the seven innings.
Corpus Christi, TX 4, Caguas, PR 1
a 16-12 shootout, to a tight, well-played 4-1 Corpus Christi victory
in the elimination game. The Texans got a two-run homerun from O.J.
Sanchez in the third to build a 4-0 lead. Caguas scored their only
run of the game in the fourth on an error, a wild pitch and a ground
out. Neither team seriously threatened after that. Andrew Cantu gets
the complete game win, holding Caguas to two hits and striking out
eight. Carlos Valentin takes the loss, allowing all four run in 2
VA 18, Washington,
PA 3 (5 inn)
ten-run first inning led Chesapeake to the runaway win over the host
team. Two homeruns in the frame for Jordan Long, tying two World Series
records, paced the Virginians. Long later set the recrod with his
eighth rbi of the game. Daniel Centeno got the win, working the first
Chesapeake, VA 5, Evansville, IN 4 (8 inn.)--Back-to-back
doubles in the top of the eighth led Chesapeake to the 5-4 extra inning
win. Jason Parker led off the inning, then scored on Daniel Centeno's
double. Jared Sivertson got the win in relief, allowing one run and
two hits over three innings.
Diego, CA 5, Washington,
two--run first inning proved to be enough to lead the West Zone champions
into Thursday's Division Championship game. Jonathan Lopez reached
on an error and scored on a groundout in the first. Jonathan Meyer
followed a batter later with a solo homerun. Spencer Weyman (1-0)
held Washington to three hits to get the win, striking out eleven.
Evan Bukowski (1-1) took the loss and hit a solo homerun in the sixth.
Corpus Christi, TX 5, Johnstown, PA 3--It
was missed opportunities
that put Johnstown in this elimination game. It is missed opportunites
that knocked Johnstown out of the 2005 PONY League World Series. Trailing
5-2 in the sixth, Johnstown loaded the bases with no outs, but settled
for only one run, and never threatened again. Corpus Christi's Thomas
Ayala got the win, working four innings.
Taipei 9, Caguas,
Taipei scored four times in the fifth to break open a tie game, moving
past Caguas and into Thursday's division championship game. Wu
Huang gets the win in relief, his second of the series, pitching 2
1/3 scoreless innings.
committed five errors in the game and drops into Wednesday's elimination
San Diego, CA 11, Chesapeake, VA 4--Seven
different players with runs batted in led San Diego to the win over
the East Zone champions. Winning pitcher Jonathan Meyer and Parker
Hipp each had three rbi. Meyer held Chesapeake to three hits while
striking out seven over the first four innings.
Evansville, IN 3--Winning
pitcher Evan Bukowski held Evansville to just three hits and struck
out 11, drove in a run and scored another in the bottom of the sixth.
Sean McKnight singled home Eric Poland later in the inning to make
it 4-2. Two errors allowed Evansville to have a shot, but Brandon
Ford was thrown out trying to steal home, ending the game. Bukowski
faced just three batters over the minimum.
Caguas, PR 16, Corpus
Christi, TX 12--Miguel
Pagan hit a three-run home run in the top of the first and Pedro Perez
added a three-run shot in the top of the seventh as the Caguas, PR
won the opening game of the World Series. Pagan
scored five runs in the game, setting a new PONY World Series record.
Santana picked up the win, working the final two innings. O.J. Sanchez
took the loss for Corpus Christi.
Taipei 5, Johnstown, PA 4 (8 inn)--In
a last-at-bat win, Yu Sheng Pu scored in the bottom of the eighth
to lead the Asia-Pacific Zone champions into Monday's winners' bracket
game. Johnstown scored four unearned runs in the third, but Taiwan
plated four of their own over the fourth and fifth innings to force
the extra frame.
Huang pitched 5 1/3 innings to get the win, holding Johnstown scoreless
on just one hit. Garrett Berky takes the loss in relief of Carter
Lehman who had to leave the mound after seven innings of work.