Lai-Him Lam

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Lai-Him Lam (林澧謙)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 150 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Lai-Him Lam has pitched for the Hong Kong national team.

He appeared in the 2011 U-12 Baseball World Cup and 2016 Asian Junior Championship. He debuted for Hong Kong's senior team in the 2018 Asian Games; he was their second-youngest player, 7 months older than fellow hurler Ching Connor Kwok. He got into their opener against host Indonesia, relieving Ka-Ho Sam Leung in the 7th. He allowed a single to Faldy Akhmad Zulfikar but got Zidney Fahmidyan to hit into a force and retired Bachtiar Sanjaya on a grounder. He hit Rizki Ramadan then retired Ranjani on a comebacker. He batted to open the 8th and drew a walk from Chindy Patria Yudharana, scoring later on a single by Ho-Nam Leung. Matthew Holliday relieved him in the 8th. Against South Korea, the Gold Medal winner, he took over for Gordon Chun-Ming Chau with two outs in the 6th, men on the corners and a 5-2 deficit. He walked Eui-ji Yang but struck out Jae-gyun Hwang to escape the jam. He allowed only a Hae-min Park walk in a scoreless 7th and gave up 3 unearned runs in the 8th, though he retired major league veteran Byung-ho Park that inning. In the 9th, he was relieved by Kwok, having held the KBO's stars to 3 hits, 2 walks and 3 unearned runs in 2 1/3 IP in a fine job for a teenager. Finally, he relieved Chau with the bases loaded, one out and a 9-2 deficit in the bottom of the 7th against Pakistan. He gave up a two-run single to Muhammad Sumair Zawar and intentionally walked Faqir Hussain before Leung took over. He finished the event with 3 1/3 IP and no unearned runs in 3 games. He tied Chau and Leung for the team lead in appearances. Among non-qualifiers, he tied Isamu Usui and Tsung-Hao Wang for the best ERA in the Games.