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9th BFA AAA Asia Championship: Japan beats Korea, 6-1

by on Aug.28, 2011 @ 7:35 pm, under High School

Schedule and Scores

Date Gm Gp Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Venue
8/28 1 B 10:30 Pakistan 0-33 Chinese Taipei Yokosuka Stadium
2 A 10:30 Sri Lanka 0-20 Korea Hodagaya Kanagawa Stadium
3 B 14:00 Hong Kong 0-23 Japan Hodagaya Kanagawa Stadium
4 A 14:00 Thailand 4-7 Philippines Yokosuka Stadium
8/29 5 A 10:30 Sri Lanka 8-4 Thailand Yokohama Stadium
6 B 10:30 Hong Kong 0-14 Chinese Taipei Hodagaya Kanagawa Stadium
7 B 14:00 Japan 34-0 Pakistan Yokohama Stadium
8 A 14:00 Philippines 0-17 Korea Hodagaya Kanagawa Stadium
8/30 9 B 10:30 Pakistan 1-27 Hong Kong Yokohama Stadium
10 A 10:30 Philippines 4-3 Sri Lanka Hodagaya Kanagawa Stadium
11 B 14:00 Chinese Taipei 1-3 Japan Yokohama Stadium
12 A 14:00 Korea 20-0 Thailand Hodagaya Kanagawa Stadium
8/31 Day Off
9/1
8/31
13 10:30 Hong Kong 7-4 Thailand Yokosuka Stadium
14 10:30 Japan 13-1 Philippines Yokohama Stadium
15 14:00 Sri Lanka 20-0 Pakistan Yokosuka Stadium
16 14:00 Korea 4-3 Chinese Taipei Yokohama Stadium
9/2
9/1
Championship Game
17 9:00 Japan 6-1 Korea Yokohama Stadium
3rd & 4th Place
18 9:00 Philippines 0-10 Chinese Taipei Yokosuka Stadium
5th & 6th Place
19 12:30 Thailand 2-6 Sri Lanka Yokohama Stadium
7th & 8th Place
20 11:30 Hong Kong 29-0 Pakistan Yokosuka Stadium
Closing Ceremonies Yokohama Stadium

UPDATE 8/30 - The BFA AAA Asia Championship committee decided to push the final two days of the tournament up by one day due to typhoon 12. 9/2 will become a make-up day.

UPDATE 8/31 - Nikkan Sports has a slightly different schedule for the final day (the times listed above were taken from the Japan High School Baseball Federation site):

Japan vs Korea @ 9:00
Philippines vs Chinese Taipei @ 9:00
Thailand vs Sri Lanka @ 12:30
Hong Kong vs Pakistan @ 11:30

UPDATE 9/1 - Schedule for final day updated.

Official Baseball Federation of Japan Schedule with links to box scores.

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August 28

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Japan 2 3 1 2 11 4 23
Hong Kong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Attendance: 5,000

Hiroaki Saiuchi started the game tossed 3 perfect innings and struck out 5 (he threw a total 32 pitches and topped out at 142km/h).

Kentaro Yoshinaga entered the game in the bottom of the 6th and struck out the side.

Japan sent 16 batters the plate in the 5th inning. While Japan didn't hit any home runs, they did bang out 19 hits for 23 runs.

Nine NPB/MLB teams had scouts at the game.

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August 29

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Pakistan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 16 10 4 4 x 34

In addition to the 18 hits Japan collected, Pakistan also committed 12 errors.

Japan sent 21 batters to the plate in the 1st inning and 16 batters to the plate in the 2nd inning.

Sho Azegami and Seigo Yada each hit inside-the-park homers.

Azegami also lead the offense with 6 RBI. Toshitake Yokoo and Tetsuya Usuda each drove in 5 runs a piece. Shuhei Takahashi had 4 RBI.

Yoshinao Kamata started the game for Japan and tossed 2 shutout innings while allowing 1 hit. He also struck out 6.

Sources:

日本が34点大勝で2連勝/高校野球

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August 30

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Japan 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Hiroaki Saiuchi started the game for Japan and allowed 1 run to score in the bottom of the 3rd on an RBI infield single (3.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R).

Shogo Noda entered the game in the bottom of the 4th, with runners on first and third and 1 out, and struck out 2 straight to get out of the inning. He stayed in the game after that and faced a total 20 batters before leaving in the 9th. He also topped out at 144km/h.

Kentaro Yoshinaga replaced Noda in the bottom of the 9th, with runners on second and third and 1 out, and struck out two batters in a row to end the game.

Shuhei Takahashi (1-for-3, RBI, BB) drove in the first run of the game for Japan in the top of the 3rd with a 1-out RBI single to right. One out later, Sho Azegami (2-for-4, 2B, RBI) followed with an RBI single to right of his own. Seigo Yada (1-for-3, RBI, BB, SO) was responsible for driving in the third and final run in the top of the 6th with a 2-out RBI single to center.

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August 31

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Philippines 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Japan 1 5 6 1 0 0 x 13

Ryuya Matsumoto started the game and gave up a run over 3 innings of work (2 H, 2 BB, 4 K). Yujo Kitagata (1 H, 1 BB, 3 K) and Yoshinao Kamata (2 H, 0 BB, 4 K) followed with 2 shutout innings of work a peice.

Japan sent 10 players to the plate in the bottom of the 3rd.

Rintaro Kitagawa went 1-for-2: 2nd - HBP, 3rd - 3-run triple to left-center (made the score 9-1), 5th - foul out to third.

Shuhei Takahashi went 2-for-3: 1st - ground out to first, 2nd - RBI single to center (thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double), 3rd - RBI double to right, 6th - walk.

Toshitake Yokoo went 1-for-4: 1st - single to left, 3rd - ground out to short, 3rd - fly out to center, 6th - GIDP.

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September 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Japan 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 6
Korea 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

Kentaro Yoshinaga tossed a complete game and allowed 1 hit and struck out 13 (with at least one strikeout in each inning). He also topped out at 147km/h.

Shuhei Takahashi went 3-for-5: pop out to the pitcher, 2-run homer to right-center, infield single, 2-run double to right, fly out to center.

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Awards

Award Player Country Stat
Most Valuable Player Shuhei Takahashi JPN
Best ERA Kentaro Yoshinaga JPN 0.00
Best Batting Average Hong Sheng Yang TPE .611
Most Wins Kang Sheng Li TPE 3
Most RBI Shuhei Takahashi JPN 13
Most Home Runs Tsung Hsien Lee TPE 2
Most Stolen Bases Min Woo Park KOR 8
Most Runs Scored Tetsuya Usuda JPN 10
Outstanding Defensive Player Jin Su Byeon KOR

All-Star Team

Pos Player Country
RHP Kentaro Yoshinaga JPN
LHP Shogo Noda JPN
C Kensuke Kondo JPN
1B Seigo Yada JPN
2B Hong Sheng Yang TPE
3B Ji Hyuk Ryu KOR
SS Shuhei Takahashi JPN
OF Tzu Wei Lin TPE
OF Sho Azegami JPN
OF Koo Sung Kang KOR
DH Shunsuke Michibata JPN

Other Notes

Seigo Yada recorded an RBI in all 5 tournament games.

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