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Inter-City Tournament: Day Seven

by on Sep.02, 2010 @ 3:00 am, under Industrial

Game 1 - 10:30

Sumitomo Kinzoku Kashima vs Hakuwa Victorys

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Sumitomo Kinzoku Kashima 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 6 0
Hakuwa Victorys 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 1

Game 2 - 14:00

Yamaha vs Mitsubishi Juko Nagoya

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Mitsubishi Juko Nagoya 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 0
Yamaha 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 x 7 12 1

Game 3 - 18:00

Toshiba vs JR Higashi Nihon

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Toshiba 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 2 8 14 1
JR Higashi Nihon 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 6 11 3

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Shuhei Kojima (Sumitomo Kinzoku Kashima) went 4-for-5 with 3 RBI: double to right-center, ground out to second, single to center, infield single, 3-run triple to left-center.

Yuki Shichijo (Hakuwa Victorys) gave up 2 runs over 10.1 innings of work.  Final line: 163 NP, 38 BF, 6 H, 3 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 5 ER.

Ryoichi Adachi (Toshiba) went 3-for-6 with 3 RBI - strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, single to right, solo homer, strikeout looking, 2-run single to right.

3 comments on “Inter-City Tournament: Day Seven

  1. Deanna

    The articles you translate for this stuff don’t mention the ridiculous tie breaking rules, do they? The JR-Toshiba game last night was a total letdown, Toshiba scored those 2 runs in the 11th when the tiebreaking rules kicked in and so each team starts the inning with one out and bases loaded. Toshiba’s Adachi led off the 11th with a double, 2 runs in. JR’s (really Saginomiya’s) Keiji Fujita led off with a grounder to short, double play, game over. Very frustrating, really.

    1. Gen Post author

      The articles do mention the tie-break rules, although not in depth because I’m guessing they figure most people already know the deal. I mean, these are the same rules they started using last year.

      But for those that don’t know…

      The tie break rules were originally instituted in 2003 for games that were over 4 hours long and in or past the 13th inning of play. That changed to any game in or past the 11th inning last year.

      (Tie break rule: inning begins with the bases loaded with one out. The runners that begin the inning on base are the three hitters batting in front of the player up to bat in the inning. This may seem a lot more extreme than the international rules that put runners on first and second with no out, anywhere in the batting order, also beginning in the 11th inning.)

      Between 2003 and 2008, I think the tie break rule was used only once. Last year, the rule was used four times. This year the rule has already been used 5 times.

      For the record, I’m not a fan of any tie-break rule.

  2. Deanna

    Yeah, it is pretty extreme and actually, while I knew they had tie break rules, I didn’t know it had shortened to 11 innings. This was my first time ever seeing it called into play, and when I asked Japanese friends about it they basically told me “It’s stupid and it didn’t used to be quite this stupid”.

    It makes sense from the standpoint of not having the game go too long due to how much overhead there is in switching between the games and all, and only 4 hours allotted. I’d heard that this year in general a lot of games have gone long regardless of being tied; it’s probably good for the competition level of the tournament but yeah, a nightmare for coordinating between the games.

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