Kento Tatebe (1-for-5, RBI) and Sho Suzuki (1-for-2, RBI) came up with consecutive RBI singles in the top of the 10th to give Hosei a 3-1 lead. Extra inning tiebreaker rules were in effect: bases loaded, one out. ... Shinzaburo Tawata (Fuji) tossed four shutout innings beginning in the 6th before giving up two consecutive RBI singles in the top of the 10th. Final line: 4.2 IP, 69 NP, 16 BF, 3 H, 6 SO, 0 BB/HBP, 0 ER. ... Kazuki Mishima (Hosei) entered the game in the 8th and tossed two shutout innings before uncorking a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th that allowed a run to cross the plate. He struck out two in a row to end the game Final line: 2.2 IP, 36 NP, 8 BF, 0 H, 4 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER.
Allen Kuri (Asia) gave up two runs (none earned) on three hits over 6.2 innings of work. He faced twenty-three batters, threw seventy-eight pitches, struck out seven, and walked none. ... Kazuhiro Ono (Toin Yokohama) tossed a five-hit complete game shutout. He faced thirty-four batters, threw 131 pitches, struck out ten, and walked/hit three batters.
Ryo Kobayashi (Sendai Ikuei) went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in the 4th inning. ... Seiji Uebayashi (Sendai Ikuei) went 2-for-5 with a grand slam in the 7th inning. ... Kosuke Baba (Sendai Ikuei) went the distance and allowed one run (unearned) on six hits over nine innings of work. He threw 111 pitches, struck out six, and walked/hit one.
Called after seven innings according to tournament rules.