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Kinichi Hagimoto last game as Golden Golds manager

by on Dec.12, 2010 @ 10:45 pm, under Other

The Ibaraki Golden Golds played an exhibition game against Daisuke Matsuzaka's Team Samurai today at Hiratsuka Stadium.  About 12,000 fans showed up to watch the game.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Golden Golds 4 1 1 2 1 6 0 0 0 15 23 0
Samurai 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5 12 20 1

Of perhaps more significance than the actual score: it was also Kinichi Hagimoto's last game as manager of the team.

Other notes:

According to Nikkan Sports, Matsuzaka went 7-for-9 with 7 RBI (3-run homer, 3 singles to center, a timely hit to right, and two timely doubles to center).  And for the bottom of the 9th, the Samurai line-up was made up just three batters: Yusuke Kamiji, Matsuzaka, and Katsuaki Furuki.

Sponichi reports that 7,000 INF seats were sold out in 2 weeks and an additional 5,000 OF seats were also sold.  Kamiji picked up 4 hits and Furuki hit a solo homer in the 7th.

Ayumi Kataoka lead-off and started at second.  Kataoka will be taking over as the new manager of the Golden Golds beginning on 1/29.  She will also take on Hagimoto's number 55.

SDN48 was also on hand to perform their new song, GAGAGA.