Lee Chen-Hsun Fastball Reached 153kph (94-95mph)
Our favourite Taiwanese high school flame thrower 李晨薰 (Lee Chen-Hsun) is at it again. The 17-year-old right-hander was recently clocked at 153kph (94-95mph) in the United States during the 2019 Palomino World Series.
Notes: Based on the news report, his velocity was above 152kph, almost to 153kph.
Lee Chen-Hsun, along with his Pingzhen High School teammates, represented Taiwan in the 2019 PONY Baseball Tournament (U-18).
On August 6, in the championship game against Puerto Rico, Lee shut down the opposition completely. The highly touted high school pitching prospect tossed five scoreless innings with eight strikeouts.
With the strong pitching performance by Lee, Taiwan defeated Puerto Rico 10-0 in five innings via the mercy rule. After the game, Lee Chen-Hsun received an award for having the lowest ERA in the tournament.
Upon returning to Taiwan, Lee Chen-Hsun will now start preparing for the upcoming WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup. The bi-annual international tournament will go from August 30 to September 8 in Busan, South Korea.