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Wing-Sing Li

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Wing-Sing Li (李永陞)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 154 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Wing-Sing Li has played for Hong Kong on the international stage. In the 2009 World Youth Championship, he played third base and pitched. He was 3 for 19 with a double, triple and two walks. On the mound, he had a 1-1, 4.91 record with 19 K in 22 IP. He tossed complete games against both the Czech Republic (a 6-5 win, Hong Kong's lone victory, throwing 146 pitches) and Russia (throwing 134 pitches in a 5-3 loss, just two days after his outing against the Czechs). Li was second in the event in innings (22, behind Japan's Hiroaki Yokotsuka) and third in strikeouts (19, after South Korea's Seung-jun Baek and Yokotsuka). In the 2010 Asian Games, the 17-year-old pitched in relief versus Taiwan.

He got two of Hong Kong's three starts in the 2014 Asian Games (Ka-Ho Sam Leung got the other), going 0-1 with 12 hits, 11 runs (10 earned), 5 walks and one whiff in 5 1/3 IP. He led the team in innings pitched and took the loss in the opener against Taiwan. In the 2017 Asian Championship, he worked two innings, allowing two hits, a walk and two runs (both earned) and striking out one. Moving to offense, he hit .533/.611/1.000 with 7 RBI in 4 games in the 2018 East Asian Baseball Cup and only pitched 1 2/3 innings (not giving up a run, though). He came up big in a tough 7-5 loss to champion Philippines, with a 3-run homer off Romeo Jasmin Jr. He tied Jack Daru for the tourney lead in homers (2), tied Joe Daru for the most RBI, tied Adriane Ros Bernardo and Ranjani for the most hits (8), was second in average (.050 behind Ho-Nam Leung) and was second to Jack Daru in slugging. He was named the All-Star DH.

In the 2018 Asian Games, he hit .400/.444/.600 with 3 doubles, 4 runs and 3 RBI in 5 games. He led Hong Kong in runs, was second to Tsun-Wai Yung in average on the team and second to Matthew Holliday in slugging. He drove in their only run against Taiwan, with a sacrifice fly off Cheng-Hsien Lin to score Ho-Lam Andy Lo. He led the Games in doubles.