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Koshien: Day Eight

by on Aug.14, 2010 @ 3:53 pm, under Summer Koshien

Game 1

8:30 - 10:38 (2h 08m) | Attendance: 39000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kita Otsu 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 2 0 9 18 3
Maebashi Sho 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 x 3 9 2

Kita Otsu

Okamoto W, 9 IP, 32 BF, 122 NP, 9 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.

Ono: 3-for-5, R - single to left, single to right, ground out to second, single to left, ground out to first.

Yamaguchi: 2-for-5, R, 3 RBI - fly out to second, ground out to short, single to center, RBI double to left, 2-run double to right-center.

Kitano: 4-for-5, R - single to left, double to left, double down the third base line, strikeoutm double to right.

Nakamura: 3-for-4, R, 3 RBI - sac bunt, RBI single to left, foul out to first, 2-run triple to left, bunt single.

Murai: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI - solo homer to left, RBI single to right, ground out to third, E3, foul out to third.

Note: The offense collected at least one hit in every inning. ... Murai has hit a homer in two straight Koshien games. ... Okamoto's streak of not allowing a walk ended at 53 innings.

Maebashi Sho

Noguchi L, 6.1 IP, 31 BF, 92 NP, 13 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 7 R, 7 ER.

Morisawa: 2-for-5 - ground out to short, single to right, single to center, fly out to center, ground out to second.

Saito: 2-for-4, RBI - infield single, sac fly to right, single to center, ground out to the pitcher, ground out to short.

Goto: 2-for-4, R - ground out to short, ground out to second, triple to right, single to right

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Game 2

11:11 - 13:23 (2h 12m) | Attendance: 47000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kanto Ichi 3 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 11 17 1
Yugakukan 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 8 2

Kanto Ichi

Shirai W, 9 IP, 39 BF, 159 NP, 8 H, 8 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 4 R, 4 ER.

Yamashita: 3-for-5, 3 R, 2 RBI - single to center, 2-run homer to right, single to left, foul out to first, strikeout swinging.

Ito: 3-for-5, 3 R, 3 RBI - RBI double to right, single to left, 2-run single to left, ground out to short, strikeout looking.

Miyashita: 5-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI - RBI triple to left-center, 2-run homer left-center, RBI single to center, single to left, single to left.

Honma: 3-for-4, RBI - RBI single to right, ground out to third, sac bunt, infield hit (bunt), single to right.

Note: Miyashita was a double away from becoming the 6th player in tournament history to hit for the cycle.

Yugakukan

Tsuchikura L, 2 IP, 13 BF, 40 NP, 8 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 7 R, 7 ER.

Kanai 7 IP, 30 BF, 96 NP, 9 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 4 R, 4 ER.

Mizuno: 2-for-5, RBI - fly out to center, ground out to second, RBI single to center, ground out to second, single to left.

Taniguchi: 1-for-5, RBI - strikeout swinging, ground out to first, RBI double to left, strikeout swinging, ground out to second.

Yamanaka: 2-for-4, RBI - E5, RBI single to left, strikeout looking, single to left.

Tsuchikura: 1-for-3, RBI - strikeout looking, walk, RBI triple to left, fly out to center.

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Game 3

13:59 - 16:56 (2h 57m) | Attendance: 47000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Wase Jitsu 7 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 2 21 25 3
Chukyo Dai Chukyo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 6 13 3

Wase Jitsu

Suzuki W, 8 IP, 35 BF, 115 NP, 10 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 5 R, 5 ER.

Uchida 1 IP, 7 BF, 32 NP, 3 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 1 R, 0 ER.

Shigenobu: 5-for-6, 3 R, 4 RBI - fly out to left, RBI single to right, single to left, single to left, 2-run single to center, walk, RBI double to right-center.

Manabe: 5-for-7, 3 R, 2 RBI - single to center, RBI single to center, ground out to pitcher (failed sac bunt), single to left, bunt single, ground out to first, RBI double to right-center.

Yasuda: 4-for-6, 3 R, 4 RBI - HBP, single to right, ground out to second, 2-run single to center, 2-run single to center, infield single, fly out to left.

Onoda: 3-for-7, 2 R, 3 RBI - RBI single off short, fly out to center, ground out to the pitcher, single to left, 2-run double to right-center, fly out to center, ground out to third.

Tsuchiya: 2-for-7, R, RBI - RBI single to left, single to right, ground out to second, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, foul out to first, fly out to left.

Fukasawa: 1-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI - 3-run double to left, fly out to center, fly out to center, E4, ground out to second, walk,

Suzuki: 3-for-4, 4 R - single to right, single to right, infield single, walk, ground out to first, walk

Note: Wase Jitsu sent 13 players to the plate in the first inning and 16 players in the 5th inning. ... Sugai was taken out of the game after he took a thrown ball off his face while playing defense in the 9th.  Sugai was taken to the hospital and required two stitches to close a laceration on his upper lip.  His two front teeth were also a little loose and had to be secured with plastic.

Chukyo Dai Chukyo

Asano L, .2 IP, 12 BF, 41 NP, 8 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 7 R, 5 ER.

Morimoto 3.2 IP, 28 BF, 109 NP, 14 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 12 R, 11 ER.

Takeuchi 3.2 IP, 13 BF, 57 NP, 1 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Morimoto: 1 IP, 6 BF, 23 NP, 2 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.

Ogiso: 2-for-5, 3 R - single to center, ground out to first, grounds out to first, double to left-center, E4

Morimoto: 3-for-5, R, RBI - single to right, strikeout swinging, fly out to center, RBI single to right, infield single,

Isomura: 2-for-3, R, RBI - walk, single to center, fly out to first, walk,RBI single to left.

Horii: 2-for-5, RBI - single to right, foul out to right, fly out to center, RBI single to center, fly out to center.

Note: Chukyo scored their first run on a throwing error (E9) in the first. ... The 21 runs allowed and the 25 hits allowed all set new highs for Chukyo.

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Game 4

17:28 - 19:10 (1h 42m) | Attendance: 24000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nagasaki NichiDai 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Saga Gakuen 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 3 7 1

Nagasaki NichiDai

Nakamura L, 8 IP, 31 BF, 96 NP, 7 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 3 R, 1 ER.

Higa: 2-for-4, R - single to center, E6, single to right, strikeout swinging.

Yamashita: 2-for-4, 2 RBI - 2-run single to right, foul out to the catcher, fly out to center, single to left.

Hirata: 2-for-3 -single to left, single to center, fly out to second, sac bunt.

Note: After giving up a single with 2 outs in the 3rd, Nakamura retired 16 straight batters.

Saga Gakuen

Mineshita W, 9 IP, 37 BF, 127 NP, 8H, 8 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 2 R, 2 ER.

Kitamura: 1-for-4, RBI - fly out to center, RBI single to center, fly out to right, fly out to center.

T. Shibasaki: 2-for-4, R, RBI - double to right-center, RBI double to left, fly out to left, ground out to short.

Noguchi: 1-for-4, RBI - RBI double to right, ground out to third, ground out to short,fly out to short.

Note: Mineshita tossed his 7th straight complete game (going back to the regional tournaments).

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It seems team towels are selling very well at Koshien Stadium this year (helped by the hot weather). Pennants are also selling fairly well, with sales for TokaiDai Sagami, Narita, and Wase Jitsu pennants doing particularly well.

Sadaharu Oh was at Koshien Stadium for the second time this tournament. Not sure if he was there for the entire day, but he did catch the Wase Jitsu game (his alma mater).

At the end of the 5th inning, an announcement at Koshien Stadium revealed that there were 39,000 fans in attendance.  However, by 10:10am, there was another announcement informing everyone at the stadium that they had their second full house (47,000) of the tournament.