From November 28 to December 20 the Asia Winter Baseball League takes place in Taichung and Dou-Liou, Taiwan. Team Europe was invited for the first time to compete against squads from NPB, KBO and CPBL. 16 games are on the schedule for the European team. Games will be streamed through www.cpbltv.com. Owen Ozanich of the Rouen Huskies is also part of the team and will send us first-hand impressions for Mister-Baseball.com.
Team Europe played a solid Korea team to a 6-6 tie on Friday in Taichung. The offense was led by Rotterdam outfielder Urving Kemp (2-for-5, HR), HCAW first baseman Kevin Weijgertse (3-for-5, R) and Dodgers prospect Federico Giordani (3-for-5, 2 RBI, R). Rouen Huskies P Owen Ozanich was named man of the match for his four scoreless innings of relief, where he allowed just two hits while striking out two. Europe will play again at noon on Saturday against the hometown team, Chinese Taipei. First pitch at noon local time, 5 AM in Europe.