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Jakarta Post

Indonesian baseball team triumphs in Bangkok

  /   Sun, May 31 2009   /  09:55 am

JAKARTA: Indonesia won the Asian Cup baseball qualifying round of division II after defeating Pakistan 3-2 in the final match in Bangkok on Saturday. Gugun Yudinar, the chairman of the Indonesian Baseball and Softball Association (PERBASASI), said the Indonesia team was trailing Pakistan 1-2 until the 5th inning before launching a fightback in the remaining four innings. "However, our team managed to outrun the opponent in the 8th inning to take a 3-2 lead and held on through to the 9th *last* inning," he said. Indonesia is now entitled to play in the main division of the Asian Baseball Championship in Sapporo, Japan, in July where they will be up against world-class baseball juggernauts such as Japan, China and South Korea. - JP...