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Taiwan wins Asian U-12 Baseball Championship

2018/08/19 22:11:18

Taipei, Aug. 19 (CNA) Taiwan won the 10th BFA U-12 Baseball Championship Sunday in Taipei, edging out South Korea 3-2, to become eligible to participate in the 2019 WBSC U-12 World Cup.

The Asian 12U Baseball Championship, organized by the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA) and held every two years since 2000, is open to players aged 12 and under.

This year, eight teams played in the tournament from Aug. 13 to 19 at Youth Park Baseball Field in Taipei: Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The Taiwanese team consists of players from elementary schools across the country.

Sunday's victory marked the Taiwanese team's seventh title in the Asian U-12 tournament. It had won the tile for five straight times from 2002-2010 and one more time in 2014.

(By Huang Chiao-wen and Evelyn Kao)