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Haarlem Baseball Week: Japan pounds the US, 16-6, on final day

by on Jul.20, 2010 @ 3:22 am, under College

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
United States 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 6 10 6
Japan 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 9 16 13 2

(the game was called after eight innings)

On the final day of the tournament (7/18), Japan pounded the United States for 16 runs and finished in third place with a 3-5 record.

Koki Uchiyama, Yukihiro Mishima, and Ryota Kitamura each had 2 hits a piece.  Mishima led the offensive attack with a double, a run scored, and 4 RBI.  Uchiyama had a walk, a triple, 3 runs scored, an RBI, and two stolen bases.  Japan also sent 11 batters to the plate in the 8th inning.

Yusuke Matsubayashi started the game for Japan and got the win.  He went 6 deep and allowed 2 runs (both earned) on 5 hits and walks.  Matsubayashi also struck out one.  Yoshito Uramoto (0.2 IP, 3 ER), Naoki Shirahama (0.1 IP, 0 ER) and Yudai Ono (1.0 IP, 1 ER) also made appearances in the final game of the tournament.

Ono finished out the tournament leading Japan with 19.1 innings under his belt.  He also gave up 12 runs (10 earned) on 25 hits, 6 walks, and 10 strikeouts.

You can view the box score and play-by-play information for the game at the official site.  Final stat category leaders can also be found by clicking here.

Final Standings

Country GP W L PTS RS RA
Netherlands 8 7 1 14 52 26
Cuba 8 6 2 12 43 34
Japan 8 3 5 6 36 39
USA 8 2 6 4 30 53
Chinese Taipei 8 2 6 4 22 32

The next tournament is set to take place in 2012.