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Game 5: Japan beat the USA in xtra innings, 8-7 and takes the series, 3-2

by on Jul.16, 2009 @ 2:18 pm, under Other

Japan beat the US in the final game to take the tournament, 3-2.

Japan actually won the game in extra innings when Christian Colon bobbled a grounder hit by Masayoshi Kato in the bottom of the 11th, allowing Shota Koike to score from third.


You can see more pictures over at Sanspo (1, 2)

Date: July 16, 2008
Venue: Jingu Stadium
Start: 18:01 / End: 21:56
Attendance: 8,000
Series: Japan wins the series, 3-2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
USA 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 8 2
Japan 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 8 8 3


Team USA

Player ab r h rbi 2b 3b hr bb so sb cs sh sf hbp ibb fly gnd gdp lob
Tyler Holt cf 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 2
Casey McGrew rf 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Christian Colon ss 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Matt Newman lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Bryce Brentz lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yasmani Grandal c 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
Blake Forsythe dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
Kolten Wong pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andy Wilkins 1b 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Rick Hague 3b 4 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brad Miller 2b 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
Totals 42 7 8 4 1 0 1 6 14 4 0 0 1 0 0 10 8 0 9

Pitcher ip h r er bb so wp hp bk sh sf 2b 3b hr ab bf fly gnd
Gerrit Cole 4.2 4 4 4 2 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 17 23 0 9
Nick Pepitone 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 10 2 6
Chad Bettis 1.0 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 6 1 1
Sonny Gray L,2-1 2.0 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 9 0 2


Team Japan

Player ab r h rbi 2b 3b hr bb so sb cs sh sf hbp ibb fly gnd gdp lob
Shingo Kamegai cf 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Shota Ishimine lf 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Masayoshi Kato 3b 5 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Keiji Nakahara rf 4 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Ryoji Nakata 1b 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
Takahiro Araki ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
Shohei Habu dh 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Ryo Hayashizaki 2b 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
Takanori Sato c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Shota Koike c 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Totals 38 8 8 7 2 1 0 5 10 0 1 2 0 3 0 3 18 0 7

Pitcher ip h r er bb so wp hp bk sh sf 2b 3b hr ab bf fly gnd
Yuki Saito 3.1 4 4 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 15 19 5 3
Tatsuya Oishi 2.2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 2 0
Tomoyuki Sugano 2.1 4 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 12 2 3
Masahiro Inui 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0
Yusuke Nomura W,1-0 2.0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 8 1 2