Uni Lions 9 Fubon Guardians 8

Uni Lions (3-1) at Fubon Guardians  (1-3) (Postseason Challenge Game 4)
Monday, October 22, 2018
Xingzhuang Baseball Field, New Taipei City

Uni Lions win the Challenge Series

WP: No.36 Andy Van Hekken (1-0, ERA 1.69)
LP: No.16 Huang Yi-Chih (0-1, ERA 4.76)
SV: No.12 Chen Yun-Wen(2)
MVP: Lions RP Andy Van Hekken (4.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 K)

Home Runs: 
Lions: No. 22 Yang Chia-Wei (1)
Guardians: None

Lions: None
Guardians: C Lin Yu-Ying, CF Lin Che-Hsuan

Game Notes:
  • The Guardians had their backs against the wall tonight as they struck first during the second inning, jumping out to a three-run lead on three hits and Lin Che-Hsuan's speed and great judgment as he stole home base
  • The Lions SS Yang Chia-Wei thumped a two-run home run in the third inning, reducing the Guardians' lead to one run, an important response after the Guardians' momentum was high.
  • Both the Guardians and the Lions pushed a rookie as their starting pitcher, as both started the first postseason game of their careers. And the results showed as Guardians SP Chen Shih-Peng gave up two earned runs in 2.1 innings pitched and Lions SP Shih Tzu-Chien lasted only 1.2 innings, also giving up two earned runs.
  • Lions RP Andy Van Hekken effectively suppressed the Guardians offense from the second to the sixth inning, giving his team a comeback chance. The 39-year-old veteran, who has played professionally in Mexico, Japan, and Korea, exerted his experience in a clutch moment, pitching 4.1 innings and giving up only one earned run.
  • Lions closer Chen Yun-Wen, at only 22-years-old, was a key man of the Challenge Series, earning one win and two saves while pitching 3.1 innings and striking out five without a walk. After this high tension series, he will surely become a more mature closer.
Attendance: 5,628
Game time: 04:34