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55 Challengers beat GPBL 11-8 in charity game

by on Dec.15, 2012 @ 10:35 pm, under NPB

The Girls Professional Baseball League play a charity game against the 55 Challengers* today at Wakasa Stadium Kyoto today.  The 55 Challengers beat the GPBL 11-8.

Yasutomo Kubo (Hanshin) started the game and gave up two runs on three hits over two innings of work.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
GPBL 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 8
55 Challengers 0 1 3 0 3 3 1 0 x 11

* made up of NPB players born in 1980.

Source: Daily Sports 12/15/2012

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UPDATE 12/16 @ 8:36pm - Kubo took over at second beginning in the third inning and went 2-for-2.  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 12/16/2012

Iori Miura (Kyoto) collected hit off Kubo and Yoshisa Hirano (Orix).  Hirano is not a member of the 55 Club, but was invited to play because he is from Kyoto.

The Pro Yakyu 55 Club plans to donate about 400,000 yen (money raised from playing in the game) to help bring baseball back to disaster areas.

Source: Sponichi 12/16/2012

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