Shippensburg, Pa. 3, Mobile, Ala. 1 Taiwan 14, West Germany 0
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) _ Wang Chih-Chang and Cheng Chang-Ming combined for a one-hitter and Hsieh Yi-Chieh drove in seven runs with two homers as Taiwan trounced West Germany 14-0 Friday in a Little League World Series quarterfinal.
Wang struck out seven and was pulled after issuing a fourth-inning walk. Cheng fanned six of the nine batters he faced.
Brian Huddleston of West Germany’s Ramstein Air Force Base team singled to right with one out in the sixth to break up the no-hitter.
The victory moved Sun-Hua of Taiwan into a Saturday semifinal against Trail, British Columbia, which defeated Matamoros, Mexico, 8-3 Tuesday. Rain interrupted play each day since.
Earlier Friday, Shippensburg, Pa., defeated Mobile, Ala., 3-1 in the completion of a suspended game, and will play Cyprus, Calif. in Saturday’s other semifinal.
Hsieh hit a grand slam over the left field wall in the first inning, giving Taiwan a 4-0 lead. The homer scored Chen Chin-Feng and Sun Chao-Chi, who had singled, and Kuo Wen-Chu, who walked.
Wang walked later in the inning, advanced on a walk to Cheng plus Yang Sun- Hsuan’s sacrifice, and scored on Chen’s single, making it 5-0.
Sun walked in the second, Hsieh reached on an error and Chen Chien-Wei rwas safe on a fielder’s choice, loading the bases. Walks to Sun and Wang forced in two runs and another scored on Chen Chin-Feng’s single.
In the four-run fourth, Chen Chin-Feng scored on a passed ball and Hsieh hit a three-run homer.
Sun had hit a solo homer in the third, and Chen scored on three wild pitches in the sixth after reaching on his third single.
In the first game, Bob Shannon struck out 14 and Shippensburg clung to the lead it had taken Wednesday.
Shannon struck out three in the sixth inning, including two in a row after allowing two infield singles.
Chris Driskell struck out nine for Mobile, which had protested starting the game in steady drizzle and rain Wednesday.
The rain also forced postponement of the championship game from Saturday to Sunday for the first time.
Shippensburg, the first team from Pennsylvania to play in the World Series since 1969, took a 3-0 lead Wednesday. Jimmy Smith, Mike Ocker and Gregg Mellott scored in the third after reaching on singles.
Smith scored on Jason Phillips’ throwing error at third, Ocker on David Orndorff’s bunt and Mellott on Driskell’s wild pitch.
The game was suspended in the bottom of the third by rain. Under tournament rules, suspended games are resumed instead of started over if they aren’t official.
Chris Williams homered over the center fielder’s head in the fifth for Mobile’s only run.