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Tokyo Big Six: Keio takes home the Spring championship

by on May.31, 2010 @ 7:12 pm, under College

June 1, 2010 7:05pm JST

Keio held a parade between Jingu and the Mita campus (lasted about 2 hours) after yesterday's game against Waseda.  About 4,500 fans watched the parade.  It seems the car involved in the parade also stalled and required seven first year students to push it along.

At the Mita campus, about 3,000 students and alumni gathered to celebrate the championship.  Former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi sent along a congratulatory telegram.

May 31, 2010 7:12pm JST

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Keio 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 6 9 0
Waseda 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 4 9 2

Had a chance to watch the game on TV.  Yuki Saito didn't look all that great on the mound, then again, neither did Yuya Fukui and Tatsuya Oishi (although the defense didn't really help Oishi out either).

Saito really suffered with his control in the 2nd inning, throwing 12 consecutive balls to close out the inning -- his last pitch was a passed ball that allowed a run to score.  If not for another running trying to score and getting caught between third and home, the inning could have ended a lot worse.

Saito's final line: 3 IP, 53 NP, 14 BF, 4 H, 0 SO, 3 BB, 0 HBP, 2 R, 1 ER

Fukui did a good job a recovering from a lead-off triple in the 4th inning, but gave up a 2-run homer in his second inning of work.

Fukui's final line: 2 IP, 32 NP, 8 BF, 2 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 0 HBP, 2 R, 2 ER

Oishi entered the game in the 6th and got into some trouble after striking out the first batter he faced on a 149km/h fastball.  He gave up a single and a walk to the next two batters and then what would have likely been a clean RBI single to center, only Sasaki charged the ball too aggressively and let the ball get by him.  And that allowed two runs to score.  Oishi also topped out at 150km/h.

Oishi's final line: 3 IP, 60 NP, 15 BF, 3 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 2 R, 1 ER

Below are the final standings and rewards:

2010 Spring Standings

Keio Waseda Meiji Rikkio Hosei Tokyo G W L T WPCT
Keio -- 2-1 2-0 1-2 2-1 2-0 13 9 4 0 .692
Waseda 1-2 -- 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 11 7 4 0 .636
Meiji 2-0 0-2 -- 0-2 2-0 2-0 10 6 4 0 .600
Rikkio 0-2 2-1 2-0 -- 0-2 2-0 11 6 5 0 .545
Hosei 0-2 1-2 0-2 2-0 -- 2-0 11 5 6 0 .455
Tokyo 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 -- 10 0 10 0 .000

Top Batter

Yuya Watanabe (Waseda)
10 G, 15-for-38, 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 7 R, 4 RBI, 17 TB

Top Pitcher

Kazuki Mishima (Hosei)
8 G, 0-1, 92 BF, 23.o IP, 13 H, 13 BB/HBP, 21 SO, 1 ER

Best Nine

Pos Player (Univ) Votes* (Times) Stats
SP Daisuke Takeuchi (Keio) 25 (1) 8 G, 5-2, 226 BF, 57.0 IP, 39 H, 20 BB/HBP, 41 SO, 7 ER
C Masahiro Nagasaki (Keio) 25 (2) 12 G, 13-for-38, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 R, 4 RBI, 20 TB
1B Yo Sasaki (Hosei) 24 (1) 11 G, 15-for-41, 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 6 R, 3 RBI, 20 TB
2B Yuya Watanabe (Waseda) 11 (1) 10 G, 15-for-38, 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 7 R, 4 RBI, 17 TB
3B Takayuki Matsuo (Keio) 19 (1) 11 G, 12-for-39, 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 2 R, 8 RBI, 17 TB
SS Koichiro Matsumoto (Rikkio) 11 (1) 11 G, 16-for-46, 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 11 R, 1 RBI, 19 TB
OF Hayata Ito (Keio) 24 (1) 12 G, 13-for-44, 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 5 R, 12 RBI, 25 TB
OF Soichiro Tanaka (Rikkio) 21 (1) 11 G, 12-for-41, 1 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 9 R, 9 RBI, 27 TB
OF Kento Yajima (Meiji) 11 (1) 10 G, 14-for-39, 0 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 7 R, 7 RBI, 17 TB

*25 votes is the max

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