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Japan National Team plays two practice games against Meiji University

by on Nov.24, 2012 @ 11:27 pm, under International

The Japan National Team that will be competing at the Asian Baseball Championships later this month played two practice games against Meiji University at the JX-ENEOS grounds in Kawasaki today.  The National Team won the first game, 2-0, and the second game ended in a 0-0 tie.

Game 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
National Team 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Meiji University 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0

Kazumasa Yoshida started the first game and tossed four shutout innings while allowing just one hit.  Daichi Osera closed out the game with one shutout inning of work.

Game 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
National Team 0 0 0 0 0         0
Meiji University 0 0 0 0 0         0

Kentaro Yoshinaga started the second game and tossed three perfect innings.  He also struck out three and topped out at 142km/h.

The National Team's practice game against JFE Higashi Nihon on Friday was canceled due to rain.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/24/2012, Nikkan Sports 11/24/2012