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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Asia-Pacific Region champion claims 40th JLWS title

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The Chung Shan Junior Little League from Taichung, Chinese Taipei, captured the 40th Junior League Baseball World Series at Heritage Park on Sunday, August 21. 

Chinese Taipei, representing the Asia-Pacific International Region, defeated the United States West Region champions from the Oil Belt Little League of Corpus Christi, Texas, 7-1, in Sunday’s rain-delayed title game. 

The winners finished a perfect 5-0 in the weeklong tournament, outscoring the opposition an amazing 61-1. This marked Chinese Taipei’s seventh JLWS title in the past eight tries, and eighth overall since 2010.

The winning team was made up for Po-Hsun Yen, Shao-Chi Fang, Wei-Jie Luo, Yi-Chang Lo, Jia-Jhe Yang, Guan-Hua Chen, Yu-Te Chiu, Wei-Fan Chen, Mi-Chia Sung, Hung-Wei Wu, Chang-Ruei Chen, Yen-Cheng Chen and Weng-Pei-Hsuan He. The team was managed by Lan Wenchueh assisted by coaches Wen-Hsiao Tu and Young-Sen Lin.

During the tournament, Shao-Chi Fang had two home runs, 11 RBI, scored 13 times and batted .667; and Yu-Te Chiu had two home runs, eight RBI and batted .462. Fang pitched the championship game, tossing a six-hitter over seven innings.

Corpus Christi, Texas was a perfect 3-0 headed into the championship game after drawing a first-round bye. Texas then reeled off impressive wins over the USA West Region Hawaiian team (13-1), host Taylor North (11-4) and Clinton County, PA, the USA East Region representative (10-3) 

In the photograph, the Chinese Taipei team is being congratulated by World Series Director Dan Bzura (left) and his father, retired director Greg Bzura. 

2022 jlws champs

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