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25th Asian Baseball Championships – Japan closing in on another championship

by on Aug.02, 2009 @ 3:41 pm, under Other

Scores from Satuday:

Kazuhito Futagami, Masahiro Inui, Nao Higashihama, and Hirokazu Sawamura combined to shut-out China, 4-0. Japan took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first on Ikuhiro Kiyota's 2-run double.

Taiwan beat Korea, 5-4.

Scores from Sunday:

Japan beat Taiwan on Sunday, 6-5 in extra innings. Kiyota hit a 2-run homer for Japan.

Korea beat China, 8-1.

Current Standings

County Wins Losses
Japan 2 0
Korea 1 1
Taiwan 1 1
Chia 0 2

Schedule on Monday

Taiwan will play China at 10:00.
Japan faces off against Korea at 14:00

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The Awards for the first round have been released:

MVP

Hisayoshi Chono (JPN)

Best Players

Reo Moriyasu (JPN)
Yodai Enoshita (JPN)
Darwin Dela Calzada (PHI)
Ruben Angeles (PHI)
Jonash Ponce (PHI)
Krisada Heebthong (THA)
Teerasak Kongsabai (THA)
Ahmad Effendy (INA)
Adi Susanto (INA)