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Waseda beats Keio, 10-5, to win championship

by on Nov.04, 2010 @ 4:05 am, under College

Waseda ended up beating Keio yesterday, 10-5Yuki Saito started the game and got the win.  Saito ended up surrendering 5 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits over 7.2 innings of work.  He also carried a no-hitter into the 8th with 1 out, before falling apart.  Tatsuya Oishi recorded the last 4 outs of the game.  He also struck out 3.

Other notes:

Supporter tickets for Wednesday's Waseda vs Keio Championship game sold out at 9:38am.  Tickets to the rest of the seats sold out 10 minutes after the game started (at 1:10pm).

This was the first time every seat was sold out in a Tokyo Big 6 game since the second Waseda vs Kieo Spring League game in 1990.


About 7,000 fans showed up to watch Waseda's victory parade (from Jingu through Shinjuku) after the game.


Waseda became the first team since Hosei in 1984 (Spring) to win a championship while also losing a game to Tokyo University.  The last time Waseda lost a game to Tokyo and won a championship was back in 1949 (Spring).


Waseda manager Atsuyoshi Otake announced his retirement after the gameTakeshi Okamura is currently slated to take over as the next manager of the team.