Tohto University Baseball League
...Chuo righty Hirokazu Sawamura (3rd year) hit 156km/h on the radar gun in a game against Aoyama Gakuin on Saturday. 156km/h breaks the previous Jingu Stadium College Pitcher speed record of 154km/h set by Yasuhiro Ichiba (Meiji, 2003) and Tatsuya Ohishi (Waseda, 2009).
Aoyama Gakuin ended up beating Chuo, 3-2.
Sawamura's final line:
9 IP, 35 BF, 125 NP, 6 H, 2 BB/HBP, 6 K, 1 ER
...Asia University has a lot riding on first year student, Nao Higashihama. He won his first start of the 2009 Fall League by beating Rissho University, 4-3, on Saturday.
Higashihama has an easy-going delivery, tops out at 150km/h, and throws a number of off-speed pitches.
Higashihama's final line:
9 IP, 35 BF, 139 NP, 7 H, 3 BB/HBP, 4 K, 3 ER
...Toyo righty Takahiro Fujioka (2nd year) started his 2009 Fall campaign with a 15-strike out performance against Kokugakuin on Sunday. Fujioka apparently relied on a new slider to help him rack up the Ks.
Toyo beat Kokugakuin, 4-1.
Fujioka's final line:
9 IP, 37 BF, 150 NP, 7 H, 4 BB/HBP, 15 K, 1 ER
Kansai Big 6
...Ritsumei Masanori Fujihara (4th year) also had a 15-strike out game, this one on Saturday, against Kyoto.
Ritsumei went on to beat Kyoto, 3-0.
Fujihara's final line:
9 IP, 151 NP, 7 H, 3 BB, 15 K, 0 ER