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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.

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

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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).

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

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