CHINESE TAIPEI, the newly crowned Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball Asia Cup champions had more good news for them when they won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for male and female at the Farewell and Prize Giving dinner tonight.
While the teams gathered for a sumptuous dinner and entertainment sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand at the Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa, Chinese Taipei had an icing to the triumph and qualifying for the World Cup in Mexico when Chen Ping Hsueh and Li Hsin-Yun were named the MVPor male and female respectively.
Chen had an batting average of 650, 7 home runs and 20 runs batted in (RBI), while had an batting average of 474, 9 hits, I triple and 3 RBIs for the four dy duration of the tournament and a total of 5 matches.
Both players had no errors in the field.
Chinese Taipei were elated with the additional accolade the team earned and coach Tang Cheng Hao said the ‘clean sweep’ in the tournament was an honour indeed for them.
“These recognition will only make the team work even harder for the World Cup where the competition is certainly going to be even more stiffer,” said Tang.
The bronze medal and trophy was given away tp Team China by See Kok Wooi, the Softball Asia (SA) chair of Technical Commission and Laurie Gouthro, the tournament director from World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).
The silver medal and trophy was given away to the Philippines team by Sally Lim, the secretary-general of Softball Asia and Paulo Tabirara, the chair of SA Umpires Commission.
The gold medal and the Asia Cup was given away to Chinese Taipei Datuk Low Beng Choo,the president of SA and Puwwanai Chaichompo, the secretary general of Softball Association of Thailand (SBAT).
Art Phainpaniporn, president of the SBAT could not make it to the dinner as he had to attend to some urgent matters in Bangkok.
The night also saw the teams give a performance which including singing and dancing.
Low thanked Softball Association of Thailand (SBAT) for playing a perfect host by organising a fantastic tournament for the teams.
Chinese Taipei, the Philippines and China, as the top three teams, qualified for the World Cup Slow Pitch Softball tournament in Mexico.