Alex Burg (Volcanoes '10) got the first hit of the 2011 Asian Series tonight; at time of publication the Perth Heat were tied 0-0 with Korean League champions, Samsung Lions.
Burg lined a single into right field off Lions ace, Jam Wong Sam, in the first inning; if you wish to follow results live, click here.
Over the next 4-5 days, Alex, Cameron Lamb (Volcanoes '11) and the Perth Heat will take on the league champions from Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
Perhaps the biggest match up for the Heat will be Japanese Champion, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. With Japan winning the last two World Baseball Classics and the on-going development of Asian baseball talent; the Heat will be playing teams that would give win some seven-game series against MLB teams (which teams is for debate).
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