Krissada Heebthong

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Krissada Heebthong

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 159 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Krissada Heebthong was the top pitcher for the Thai national team.

Heebthong has a Japanese father and Thai mother. He went to high school and college in Japan. He pitched for Thailand in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games (winning Silver). In the 2006 Asian Games, he went 1-2 (the other Thai hurlers were 0-2) and struck out 23, the most in the tournament. He was with Thailand for its first Baseball World Cup, the 2007 Baseball World Cup, and was clearly their brightest star - he went 0-2 but his 2.40 ERA was well ahead of the rest of the staff; no other pitcher had an ERA under 20. He shut out the German national team for six innings in Thailand's closest game of the tournament but lost 2-0 when Jens Heymer doubled, Heebthong made a run-scoring error on a Markus Gienger bunt and Sascha Lutz drove in another. In the Cup, Heebthong allowed only 10 hits in 15 innings but walked 12 while fanning 8. He pitched in the 2007 Asian Championship and helped Thailand win the 2007 Southeast Asian Games