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[8/28/2014] 18U Samurai Japan plays practice game against Kinki University

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 3:33 am, under International, Samurai Japan

Notes from practice game against Kinki University on August 27:

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Kinki University 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Samurai Japan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 x 6
  • The game took place in Ikoma, Nara.
  • The university team was primarily made up of first- and second-year students.
  • Kona Takahashi started the game and gave up three runs on five hits over 3.2 innings of work.  He threw seventy-eight pitches, walked two, hit one, struck out four, and topped out at 149km/h.
  • Kazuya Ojima relieved Takahashi and did not allow a run over 4.1 innings.  He did give up three hits.
  • With the bases loaded in the 8th, Ryoya Kurihara (catcher, batted seventh) recorded a three-run double.  Kurihara has been named captain of the team.
  • Kazuma Oakamoto (designated hitter, batted fourth) went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
  • Twenty-seven scouts from eleven NPB teams, including Hanshin and Rakuten, were at the game.

Source: official report, official report 2Sports Hochi 8/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014


Samurai Japan announced on Tuesday that they added Meiji to their list of official partners.  They are the fifth company to partner with Samurai Japan.

Source: official announcement