Tsun-Wai Yung

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Tsun-Wai Yung (翁浚暐)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 172 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Tsun-Wai Yung has been an outfielder for the Hong Kong national team.

Yung played in the 2006 and 2008 Asian U-15 Championships. In the 2010 Asian Games, he debuted for Hong Kong's senior national team. He next appeared in the 2013 East Asian Games. [1] In the 2014 Asian Games, he hit .250/.250/.250 with 3 RBI in 3 games and handled 5 putouts as the starting right fielder. All 3 RBI came in the team's lone win, over Thailand, and he led the team in RBI, one ahead of Kin-Chung Tsang. [2] He played in the 2015 East Asian Baseball Cup. [3]

He went to Germany in 2017 to play for the Berlin Flamingos and helped them win a spot in the Bundesliga-1. He hit .350/.548/.600 with 14 steals in 14 tries over 10 games, leading the Bundesliga-2 northeast in steal percentage and tying for 3rd in steals despite leaving the team partway to play in the 2017 Asian Championship. [4] In the 2017 Asian Championship, he went 3 for 3 with two runs in a 4-1 win over Pakistan, perhaps their closest rival talent-wise, and had 2 of their 4 hits off Romeo Jasmin Jr. in a loss to the Philippines national team with a spot in the final four at stake. He hit .545/.583/.636 for the event with 3 steals and 2 runs in 4 games, leading Hong Kong in hits. [5]

In 2018, he was joined on Berlin by Chi-Kam Kenneth Chiu, a fellow Hong Kong team member. He hit .224/.391/.327 with 13 steals in 16 tries over 19 games, again showing off his footspeed. He tied for second in the Bundesliga-1 north in swipes and steal percentage, trailing American import Justin Brock in both. [6] He hit .375/.455/.375 in the 2018 East Asian Baseball Cup, stealing 3-for-3 in four games. He tied Adriane Ros Bernardo for second in the event in swipes, 3 behind Erwin Bosito. [7]

He produced at a .455/.571/.455 clip in the 2018 Asian Games, with one run and two RBI in five games, going 4-for-5 in steal attempts and fielding .929 in the outfield. He was 2 for 3 with a run against Pakistan's Ihsan Ullah in a game that decided 5th place. He led Hong Kong in average (.055 ahead of Wing-Sing Li) and OBP (.127 ahead of Li). For the Games, he led all players in steals (one ahead of Rizki Ramadan and Sho Aoyagi), was 3rd in OBP (behind Aoyagi and Shoji Kitamura) and 8th in average (between Takehiro Tsujino and Yunqi Song). [8]