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2015-05-05

East Asia Cup Day 2: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines win
Monday, May 04, 2015 by IBAF



(Photo: BFA President Tom Peng greets Umpire Sujeewa Wijayanayakem representing Sri Lanka and Japan)
LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The Philippines, Hong Kong and Indonesia were all victorious on Day 2 of the 11th BFA East Asia Baseball Cup, which is being staged in Jakarta, Indonesia.
No. 23 Philippines defeated No. 30 Thailand, 10-1, to improve the defending champions' record to 2-0, while Thailand, whose opening contest against Sri Lanka was rained out, is now 0-1. No. 38 Indonesia improved their record to 2-0, as the host-nation defeated No. 31 Sri Lanka by a score of 8-3.No. 33 Hong Kong rebounded with a 9-4 win over unranked Singapore.
The Day 1 match-up between Sri Lanka and Thailand has been rescheduled for Tuesday - Day 3.

The East Asia Baseball Cup winner will earn a ticket to the 27th BFA Asia Baseball Championship this September in Taichung, Taiwan. The XI East Asia Baseball Cup is being hosted by the Indonesia Baseball Softball Federation in conjunction with the Baseball Federation of Asia – the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s baseball arm in Asia.
Results of the event will have implications on baseball’s Official World Rankings.
East Asia Cup – Day 2 Standings
National Team W L Pct.
No. 23 Philippines 2 0 1.000
No. 38 Indonesia 2 0 1.000
No. 33 Hong Kong 1 1 .500
No. 30 Thailand 0 1 .000
No. 31 Sri Lanka 0 1 .000
NR Singapore 0 2 .000