Game 1 - 14:00
Sumitomo Kinzoku Kashima vs Toshiba
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Game 2 - 18:00
Mitsubishi Juko Yokohama vs JR Kyushu
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Hayato Arakaki (Toshiba) tossed 5.2 innings of shutout ball and struck out 6. Final line: 5.2 IP, 20 BF, 2 H, 3 BB, 6 SO, 0 R, 0 ER.
Masaya Iseki (Toshiba) went 1-for-3 with an RBI: solo homer to right (1st inning), sac bunt, ground out to first, ground out to second.
Takayuki Shimoda (JR Kyushu / Kumamoto Golden Larks) went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI: fly out to right, RBI double to left, 2-run single to center, fly out to center, strikeout.
Shigeki Nakano (JR Kyushu) went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI: ground out to short, RBI single to right, 2-run double to center, line out to third, ground out to second.
Yutaka Fukumoto threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the first game and Takayoshi Nakao threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the second game.