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All-Japan University loses Game 1 against USA Baseball Collegiate National Team

by on Jul.04, 2011 @ 3:27 pm, under College

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
All-Japan 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 6 7 3
USA 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 x 7 9 3

The USA National Collegiate Team took game 1 against the All-Japan University team on the 3rd.

Pos Player AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
SS Suzuki, Daichi 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .333
CF Ikeda, Yoshihiro 5 1 2 1 0 1 4 .400
1B Taki, Hiroshi 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .000
RF Ito, Hayata 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 .000
PR-RF Nakashima, Hiroki 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
DH Yamakawa, Hodaka 5 1 1 4 0 3 2 .200
2B Obuta, Ryosuke 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 .000
C Umeno, Ryutaro 5 0 2 0 0 2 3 .400
LF Sasaki, Koki 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 .000
3B Kaneko, Yuji 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .250
Totals 35 6 7 6 5 13 24

Batting
2B: Ikeda
HR: Yamakawa (5th inning, 3 on, 1 out)
TB: Suzuki; Ikeda 3; Yamakawa 4; Umeno 2; Kaneko.
RBI: Ikeda (1), Ito (1), Yamakawa 4 (4).
SAC: Suzuki
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

Baserunning
CS: Ikeda
PO: Ikeda

Fielding
E: Suzuki (1, throw), Sasaki (1, fielding), Ikeda (1, fielding)
DP: 2 (Obuta-Suzuki-Taki, Kaneko-Taki)

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nomura, Yusuke 5.0 5 2 2 2 3 0 3.60
Nakaushiro, Yuhei 1.1 1 2 1 0 0 0 6.75
Higashihama, Nao 0.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Sugano, Tomoyuki (BS, L) 1.2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0.00

Pitches-strikes: Nomura 85-53, Nakaushiro 14-7, Higashihama 11-8, Sugano 28-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Nomura 7-2, Nakaushiro 2-1, Higashihama 0-1, Sugano 1-0.
Batters faced: Nomura 21, Nakaushiro 7, Higashihama 2, Sugano 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Higashihama 2-2, Sugano 2-2.

Time: 3:03
Attendance: 2,312

You can also find the complete box scores here.

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd
Nomura on the mound for All-Japan
Elander grounds out to third. Ficociello strikes out swinging. Elder hits a double to right. Reynolds hits an RBI single to center. Weiss strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
Mark Appel on the mound for USA
Sasaki gets hit by a pitch. Kaneko hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Suzuki hits a sac but, everyone is safe on a fielding error (E1), bases loaded. Ikeda reaches on a fielder's choice, everyone is safe, one run scores, bases loaded. Taki strikes out swinging. Ito gets hit by a pitch, one run scores, bases loaded. Yamakawa hits a grand slam to center. Obuta grounds out to the catcher on a bunt. Umeno hits a single to center.
Pitching change: Hoby Milner in for Mark Appel.
Sasaki walks, runners on first and second. Kaneko grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 5th
Nomura on the mound for All-Japan
Reynolds pops out to second. Weiss strikes out swinging. Lorenzen walks. Fontana walks, runners on first and second. Marrero hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Naquin flies out to right.

Bottom of the 7th
Nakaushiro on the mound for All-Japan
Murphy, pinch-hitting for Weiss, flies out to center. Lorenzen hits a single to center. Fontana gets hit by a pitch, runnres on first and second.
Pitching change: Higashihama in for Nakaushiro.
Marrero hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Naquin reaches on a fielding error (E7) and a run scores, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Sugano in for Higashihama.
Elander strikes out on a foul tip. Ficociello hits a 2-run single to right. Elder hits a single to center and a run scores on a fielding error (E8), Elder to third. Reynolds lines out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Mark Appel on the mound for USA
Ito walks. Yamakawa strikes out on foul bunt. Obuta grounds out to second, Ito to second. Umeno strikes out looking.

Top of the 3rd
Mark Appel on the mound for USA
Sasaki lines out to second. Kaneko reaches on fielding error (E4). Suzuki singles to center, runners on first and second. Ikeda grounds out to short, runners on second and third. Taki walks, bases loaded. Ito strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Nomura on the mound for All-Japan
Naquin hits a singles to right. Elander hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Ficociello raches on a fielder's choice, Naquin out at home, runners on first and second. Elder hits into a 4-6-3 double play.

Top of the 7th
Andrew Mitchell on the mound for USA
Ito reaches on a throwing error (E4) and advances to second. Nakashima enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ito. Yamakawa strikes out swinging. Obuta walks, runners on first and second. Umeno strikes out swinging. Sasaki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th
Branden Kline on the mound for USA
Kaneko strikes out swinging. Suzuki walks. Ikeda hits a double to center, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Marcus Stroman in for Branden Kline.
Taki strikes out swinging. Nakashima grounds out to first.

Notes

20 scouts from various MLB and NPB teams, including the Seattle Mariners and Yomiuri Giants, were at the game.