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Asia Series 2008: Day 3 – Toitsu Lions and Seibu Lions advance to Championships

by on Nov.15, 2008 @ 2:18 am, under NPB

Here are the results from Day 3:

Code:
                               1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9   R  H  E
Saitama Seibu Lions (NPB)      2  3  6  2  0  3  0         16 13 0
Tenshin Lions (CBA)            2  0  0  0  0  0  0         2  4  2

First Pitch: 11:59
Attendance: 8,478
Time: 2hr 41min

                               1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9   R  H  E
SK Wyverns (KBO)               0  1  0  0  0  2  0  1  0   4  8  1
Touitsu 7-Eleven Lions (CPBL)  0  0  0  5  1  0  0  4  x   10 12 1

First Pitch: 18:00
Attendance: 5,228
Time: 3hr 22min

Nakamura went 2-for-3 with a walk, a homer, and 3 ribs. Kuriyama also drove in 3 runs with a 3-for-6 performance. Only 2 players in the starting lineup didn't have rbis.

Now the focus will be on whether or not the SK Wyverns can beat the Toitsu Lions. If they do, it'll be the Wyverns vs the Seibu Lions tomorrow at the Asia Series Championships.

If you'd like to see Team Totals so far (through the Seibu Lions game today), click here. If you click in, you'll see that the SK Wyverns have really done an exceptional job so far.

10:03PM UPDATE: Ok, so it actually happened, the Wyverns lost and that means three teams finish the series at 2-1.

Standings

Code:
Team                          W   L
=====================================
SK Wyverns (KBO)              2   1
Saitama Seibu Lions (NPB)     2   1
Touitsu 7-Eleven Lions (CPBL) 2   1
Tenshin Lions (CBA)           0   3

      SKW   SEI   TOU   TEN
SKW    -    1-0   0-1   1-0
SEI   0-1    -    1-0   1-0
TOU   1-0   0-1    -    1-0
TEN   0-1   0-1   0-1    -

Since there is a three-way tie at the top, the two teams with the fewest number of runs will advance to the finals. And surprisingly, that happens to be the Touitsu Lions and Seibu Lions. So what at first appeared would be a match-up pitting the Seibu Lions against the SK Wyverns, is now the Touitsu Lions against the Seibu Lions.

BTW: I updated the above link with information from the SKW vs. TOU game.