Time: 2h 40m | Official Box Score
Masamitsu Hamano started the game for JR Kyushu: 6 IP, 24 BF, 5 H, 1 BB/HBP, 4 SO, 1 ER ... Takuya Fujishima (JRK) went 2-for-5 wth a two-run double, three-run homer, and five RBI. He also struck out twice. ... Noriaki Utamura (JRK) went 2-for-4 with a walk, solo homer, and one RBI. He also struck out twice. ... Makoto Higashimukai (JRK) went 4-for-4 with an RBI.
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Time: 2h 26m | Official Box Score
Tateki Abe started the game for NTT Nishi Nippon: 9 IP, 32 BF, 4 H, 1 BB/HBP, 8 SO, 1 ER. ... Kazutomo Aihara started the game for Shichiju-shichi Ginko: 7.1 IP, 31 BF, 7 H, 1 BB/HBP, 8 SO, 2 ER.
Time: 2h 10m | Official Box Score
Hirofumi Yamanaka started the game for Honda Kumamoto: 7.1 IP, 27 BF, 5 H, 0 BB/HBP, 3 SO, 1 ER. ... Ryo Akiyoshi started the game for Panasonic: 5.2 IP, 24 BF, 5 H, 2 BB/HBP, 4 SO, 0 ER. ... Koji Kajiwara (PAN) went 1-for-3 with two RBI. Kajiwara hit a two-run single to center with runners on second and third and one out in the bottom of the 4th.