Taiwan wins LLB Junior League World Series final


Taiwan wins LLB Junior League World Series final

It's their fifth straight Junior League World Series championship.

Jack Regenye, who plays for the team Kennett-Unionville, Pennsylvania, leapt up and over the wall in center field to rob Chinese Taipei of a home run.

The Taoyuan school team has participated in the LLB Junior League Baseball tournament since 2013, representing the Asia Pacific region for seven consecutive years and winning five world series, including the last four. They're all 13-to-15 years old, including Jack. While Taiwan's offense was hitting on all cylinders, starting pitcher Chen Chih-chieh's (陳志杰) defense kept the American hitters at bay.

And while winning the National Championship is nothing to sneeze at - this KAU team will be remembered for years because of Regenye's unbelievable catch - featured on highlight shows from ESPN and other networks around the world.

The catch was controversial, however, with the umpires originally ruling it out, before reversing the call and awarding a home run after the Chinese Taipei manager argued the point. Maybe the big leagues should shrink the fences so we could see someone like Mike Trout make that kind of catch, right? The game starts at 6:05 p.m. on ESPN.