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Ryota Wong

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Ryota Wong

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 198 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Ryota Wong has been a regular on the Singapore national team. His brother Kohei Wong has also been on the team. [1]

Wong and Oscar Tay Ting Chuan were the only Singapore players to get hits against Sri Lanka in the 2015 East Asian Baseball Cup. [2] He was 1 for 3 with 3 walks, a steal and 3 runs in the 2018 East Asian Baseball Cup, scoring both Singaporean runs against Hong Kong and their only run against Indonesia, though he was the losing pitcher that game against Andika Arlistianto. He allowed 16 hits, 6 walks and 15 runs (14 earned) in 6 2/3 IP but struck out 11. He led Singapore in runs (Tay had their only other run), walks and batters whiffed. [3]

He played for Singapore in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, their first Southeast Asian Games. [4] During the COVID-19 pandemic, he became a farmer; he traced the interest to his visits to his grandmother back in Japan. [5] In the 2023 East Asian Baseball Cup, he struck out 13 in the opener against Cambodia, allowing four hits and two runs (one earned) in 7 innings; he was 1 for 4. [6]

Singapore made the Asian Games in baseball for the first time, at the 2022 Asian Games (held in 2023 after delays due to COVID-19 restrictions). He was their first DH, batting 6th in their opener against Laos. He flew out against Mung Chuevakham in the first and doubled off Hue Thor for his first hit. He also had become Singapore's first reliever in an Asian Games, when he took over for Eleazar Jie Xian Ng with one out in the bottom of the 6th, a 4-4 tie, the bases loaded and one out. In that tough situation, he allowed a RBI single to Thor then struck out Mong Lee but Chuevakham hit a two-run single and a balk made it 8-4 before Xaisana Thammavong grounded out. He was 1-for-6 with a walk and two runs for the Games, fanning 10 and walking 9 in 7 IP with a 7.71 ERA. He tied Fong-Jun Sean Tan for the team lead in runs, had one of their two extra-base hits (Kohei Wong had the other, also a double), led the team in whiffs on the hill and was 1/3 of an inning behind team leader Ng. For the Games as a whole, he was 4th in walks issued and tied for 7th in batters struck out (even with Siraphop Nadee, Dong-ju Moon, Yan-Cheng Wang and Ningji Li). [7]

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