Uni Lions 15 Chinatrust Brothers 7

Uni Lions (15-7) at Chinatrust Brothers (7-15)
Chengcing Lake Baseball Stadium, Kaohsiung
Saturday, August 12, 2017

WP: No. 26 Bruce Billings (8-8, 3.71 ERA)
LP: No. 38 Bruce Kern III (8-5, 5.15 ERA)
MVP: Lions SP Bruce Billings (6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K)

Home Runs:
Lions: No. 32 Su Chih-Chieh (13)
Brothers: None

Game Notes:

  • Bruce Billings blanked the Brothers in his six innings while striking out nine. The struggling Brothers mustered just five hits off the Lions' starter as the Lions have now taken the first two games of the series and will look for the sweep tomorrow. Su Chih-Chieh launched a grand slam in the eighth to push the Lions lead to 10 after the Brothers had scored five runs in their half of the seventh.
  • The Lions chased Brothers starter Bruce Kern (3.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K) in the fourth and kept things rolling versus the Brothers' bullpen (5.2 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 7 ER 9 BB, 2 K). The Lions finished 18-for-42 as a team with 15 singles and 11 walks. With the victory, the Lions maintain their first-place lead in the second-half standings.
  • Following a 4-for-5 night yesterday, Su Chih-Chieh kept swinging a hot stick, finishing 3-for-5 and collecting a career-high six RBI.
  • Chen Chieh-Hsien reached base five more times tonight after getting on base five times last night. The .420-hitting SS collected three more free passes and went 2-for-4 at the plate scoring a career-high four runs. 
  • The Lions have won five in a row and are 7-2  in August. The Brothers haven't fared as well as they are losers of four straight and are 2-7 this month. 


Game time: 4:22