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Chiba Regionals: Ryuya Ogawa (小川龍也) tosses 201 pitches in 15-inning tie game

by on Jul.21, 2009 @ 1:29 am, under High School

Chiba Eiwa High School ace Ryuya Ogawa (小川龍也) pitched his team to a 2-2, 15-inning tie against Kisarazu Sogo High School in the Chiba regionals on Monday.

In front of about 7,000 fans, Ogawa tossed all 15 innings of the game and threw 201 (!) pitches. Yikes!

Ogawa's fastball topped out at 138 km/h (max: 143hm/h) during the game. He gave up 2 runs (all in the 7th) on 10 hits and 10 BB/HBP over 15 innings.

The two teams will play another game today to determine which high school will advance. When Chiba Eiwa's high school coach was asked about who would start today, he said, "I'm 98% sure I'll go with Ogawa. I live and die with him."