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[7/11/2013] Japan takes University Baseball Championship with 7-4 victory in final game

by on Jul.12, 2013 @ 2:10 am, under College

Jingu Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
USA 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
Japan 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 x 7

Start: 18:03 | End: 21:03 | Japan takes series, 3-2.

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USA

Hitting

    AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP
[6] Turner, Trea 4 1 1 0 1 1
[4] Bregman, Alex 4 2 1 0 0 1
[D] Schwarber, Kyle 4 0 0 0 1 1
[5] Chapman, Matt 5 0 1 1 2 0
[3] Sparks, Taylor 5 0 2 1 2 0
[7] Conforto, Michael 4 0 0 0 0 0
[2] Greiner, Grayson 3 1 0 0 1 1
[9] Zimmer, Brad 3 0 0 0 2 0
[8] Cousino, Austin 4 0 2 1 2 0

Pitching

  NP BF IP H SO BB/HBP R ER
Weaver, Luke 53 14 3.0 6 0 0 3 3
Finnegan, Brandon 19 5 0.2 1 1 2 2 1
Berg, David 31 9 2.1 2 2 0 2 2
Ferrell, Riley 15 3 1.0 0 2 0 0 0
Burr, Ryan 15 3 1.0 0 1 1 0 0

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Japan

Hitting

    AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP
[7] Okido, Shori 4 1 1 1 0 0
[6] Nishiura, Naomichi 3 1 1 0 1 0
[4] Kawai, Kanji 4 1 2 1 1 0
[D] Umeno, Ryutaro 4 1 2 2 1 0
[8] Nakamura, Shogo 4 1 2 2 0 0
[9] Yoshida, Masataka 3 0 0 0 1 1
R Oshiro, Koji 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Egoshi, Taiga 0 0 0 0 0 0
[3] Oka, Hiromi 3 1 0 0 2 1
[5] Fujioka, Yudai 2 1 0 0 0 1
[2] Minei, Hiroki 3 0 1 1 0 0

Pitching

  NP BF IP H SO BB/HBP R ER
Yamasaki, Sachiya 65 19 3.1 5 3 2 3 3
Sekiya, Ryota 83 20 5.0 2 6 2 1 1
Yamasaki, Yasuaki 12 2 0.2 0 2 0 0 0

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Top of the 1st inning

Turner - Ks on 132km/h slider
Bregman - G1 on 118km/h curve
Schwarber - G3 on curve, reaches on fielding E3, advances to third on fielding E9
Chapman - G6 on 3-2 change

Bottom of the 1st inning

Okido - G4 on 150km/h fastball
Nishiura - 1B8 on 152km/h fastball
Kawai - 1B9 on 149km/h fastball
Umeno - 1B7 on 125km/h slider, bases loaded
Nakamura - 1B9 (RBI), Japan up 1-0
Yoshida - G5 (DP)

Top of the 2nd inning

Sparks - 1B8 on curve
Conforto - G4, runner on second
Greiner - G6, runner on third
Zimmer - Kl on 131km/h change

Bottom of the 2nd inning

Oka - G5
Fujioka - F8 on 149km/h fastball
Minei - F9

Top of the 3rd inning

Cousino - 1B9
Turner - G4, runner on first
Bregman - (Turner steals second on first pitch and then third on the fourth pitch), BB
Schwarber - (run scores on a WP, tied 1-1), K reaches on WP, runners on first and third
Chapman - 1B7 (RBI), USA up 2-1
Sparks - F7
Conforto - G3

Bottom of the 3rd inning

Okido - 1B4
Nishiura - sac bunt, runner to second
Kawai - 1B9, runners advance on fielding E9, one run scores, Kawai to third, tied 2-2
Umeno - run scores on G5, Japan up 3-2
Nakamura - F6

Top of the 4th inning

Greiner - BB
Zimmer - Sac bunt, runner to second
Cousino - sharp liner toward first gets into right (RBI), advances to second on throw, tied 3-3
Turner - 1B9, runners on first and third
*** Pitching change: Sekiya in for S. Yamasaki
Bregman - L5
Schwarber - BB, bases loaded
Chapman - Ks on change

Bottom of the 4th inning

*** Pitching change: Finnegan in for Weaver
Yoshida - Kl on 158km/h fastball
Oka - HBP on leg with first pitch, a 158km/h fastball (looking to bunt), Oka reacts and slams helmet onto ground while glaring down at Finnegan
Fujioka - (Oka steals second on third pitch then advances to third on WP fourth pitch), BB, runners on first and third
Minei - 1B8 (RBI), Japan up 4-3
Okido - (Fujioka steals third on second pitch), run scores on G6, Japan up 5-3
*** Pitching change: Berg in for Finnegan
Nishiura - F4

Top of the 5th inning

Sparks - Ks on change
Conforto - F4 on fastball
Greiner - Kl on 147km/h fastball

Bottom of the 5th inning

Kawai - Kl
Umeno - HR7, Japan up 6-3
Nakamura - HR7, Japan up 7-3
*** Both teams were warned for unsportsmanlike conduct -- third baseman Chapman appeared to walk toward Nakamura while he was running the bases
Yoshida - G3
Oka - (fourth pitch went behind Oka's back), Ks on slider

Top of the 6th inning

Zimmer - Kl on 146km/h fastball
Cousino - Ks on change
Turner - F4

Bottom of the 6th inning

Fujioka - G6
Minei - G5
Okido - G4

Top of the 7th inning

Bregman - (USA warned after the second pitch for banging on something in the dugout), 1B9
Schwarber - G2, runner to second
Chapman - F7
Sparks - 1B7 (RBI), score 7-4
Conforto - F9

Bottom of the 7th inning

*** Pitchng change: Ferrell in for Berg
Nishiura - Ks
Kawai - G5 on 156km/h fastball
Umeno - Ks on 157km/h fastball

Top of the 8th inning

Greiner - L5
Zimmer - E7 (deep drive) advances to second
Cousino - Ks on change
Turner - BB, runners on first and second
Bregman - G5

Bottom of the 8th inning

*** Pitching change: Burr in for Ferrell
Nakamura - F9
Yoshida - BB (pinch-runner Oshiro)
Oka - (Oshiro steals second), Ks

Top of the 9th inning

Schwarber - F8
*** Pitching change: Y. Yamasaki in for Sekiya
Chapman - Kl on 145km/h fastball
Sparks - Ks on 146km/h fastball

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2013 & TV viewing

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Awards

MVP - Sekiya, Ryota
Fighting Spirit - Sparks, Taylor
Leading Hitter - Okido, Shori
Best Pitcher - Yamasaki, Yasuaki

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