The All-Japan University team played a practice game against the mixed US university team on 7/1 and beat them 8-1.
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Yusuke Nomura, Takahiro Fujioka, and Tomoyuki Sugano all pitched in the game and did not allow any hits or runs.
Nomura started the game and retired the side in order in the first. Fujioka entered in the 2nd inning and struggled with his control a little, but got out without allowing any hits or runs. Sugano entered the game in the 8th with 1 out and did not allow a run or hit over 1.2 innings of work; he also struck out 4, including three in a row in the 9th. He also topped out at 149km/h.
Hiroshi Taki went 3-for-5 with 2 RBI and a run scored. Hodaka Yamakawa also drove in 2 runs and had a run scored.
Both Fujioka and Hayata Ito were interviewed by a local TV crew (the interview was conducted through an interpreter).