West Flora won the Ibaraki Tournament by beating South Dione 7-6. Flora had a 5-2 lead going into the top of the 7th, but a hit, an HBP, and an E6 loaded the bases with no out for Dione. Saki Soda pushed across the first run with an RBI single to left, a wild pitch allowed a second run to score. A walk and one out later, with the bases loaded once again, Sachika Tanaka drove in her third run of the game to tie the score at five. Tomoko Tanaka pushed Dione ahead 6-5 with an RBI ground out to second.
Down one run going into the bottom of the 7th, Flora loaded the bases on an E1, walk, and HBP. Yuki Umemoto tied the game by working out a walk. The bases remained juiced after pinch-hitter Ikuyo Matsumoto. Down to one last out, Arisa Kanayama smacked a 2-1 pitch through the left side of the infield to give Flora the walk-off victory.
Natsumi Nakano and Yuki Kawabata powered East Astraia to a 15-3 victory over North Reia for the third place finish.
Tomoko Tanaka Update: A blog post from May 30 reveals that she was fine after she dove into the stands on the first base side while chasing down a foul ball during the Victoria Series.
June 1 - Game 1 - 11:00
June 1 - Game 2 - 13:20
June 2 - Game 1 - 11:00
June 2 - Game 2 - 13:43
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