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[8/29/2014] Rubber baseball semifinals game ends after fifty innings (UPDATED 8/31 @ 5:02pm)

by on Aug.30, 2014 @ 12:32 am, under High School

The 59th National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament is currently taking place in Hyogo.  The semifinals game between Chukyo High School and Sotoku High School began at 9:59am on Thursday at Akashi Tocalo Baseball Stadium.  The game had to be suspended because it was 0-0 after fifteen innings.

August 28

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 R H E
Chukyo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Sotoku 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2

Start: 09:59 | End: 12:51

The game resumed in the 16th inning on Friday at 11:00am and again had to be suspended after fifteen innings of play.

August 29

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 R H E
Chukyo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Sotoku 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 3

Start: 11:00 | End: 14:24

The game will pick up in the 31st inning on Saturday at 11:00am.

The original starters are still in the game: Taiga Matsui (松井大河) started the game for Chukyo and has so far thrown 432 pitches; Jukiya Ishioka (石岡樹輝弥) got the start for Sotoku and has thrown 391 pitches.

The tournament record for extra inning games was twenty-five innings.

Source: official web site, Sponichi 8/29/2014, Asahi Shimbun 8/29/2014, Chugoku Shimbun 8/29/2014

[UPDATE 8/31 @ 4:28am]

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Chukyo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sotoku 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 R H E
Chukyo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
Sotoku 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 3

Start: 11:02 | End: 14:04

Three-day pitch count and hit breakdown:

Chukyo: Taiga Matsui (松井大河) - 635 pitches, 161 BF

  • Game 1 = 215 NP, 15 IP, 10 H
  • Game 2 = 217 NP, 15 IP, 9 H
  • Game 3 = 203 NP, 15 IP, 5 H

Sotoku: Jukiya Ishioka (石岡樹輝弥) - 617 pitches, 164 BF

  • Game 1 = 177 NP, 15 IP, 5 H
  • Game 2 = 214 NP, 15 IP, 6 H
  • Game 3 = 226 NP, 15 IP, 8 H

The game will resume on Sunday at 9:00am. There will be a nine-inning limit. If the game is still tied, a winner will be decided on lottery.

The Finals games is currently scheduled to begin at 12:30pm on the same day.

Source: Daily Sports 8/30/2014, Sponichi 8/30/2014, Sponichi 8/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014

[UPDATE 8/31 @ 1:27pm]

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Chukyo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sotoku 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 R H E
Chukyo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 22 1
Sotoku 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 5

Start: 9:02 | End: 10:02

Chukyo: Taiga Matsui (松井大河) - 179 BF, 709 NP

Sotoku: Jukiya Ishioka (石岡樹輝弥) - 184 BF, 689 NP

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2104, Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014, Sponichi 8/31/2014

[UPDATE 8/31 @ 5:02pm]

For those wondering, Chukyo went on to beat Miura Gakuen 2-0 in the Finals to take this year's tournament.  Matsui did not start the finals game, but did enter the game in the 4th with runners on second and third and two out.  His line from the game: 5.2 IP, 77 NP, 1 H, 0 R.  He ended up throwing 786 pitches between the two games.

Source: Daily Sports 8/31/2014

[UPDATE 9/1 @ 12:43pm]

Jukiya Matsui's final (partial) line for the entire tournament: 4 G, 75.2 IP, 1,047 NP, 1 R, 1 ER.

Matsui was treated with massages, electrotherapy, and acupuncture to keep him loose on the night of the 30th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/1/2014

[UPDATE 9/1 @ 2:15pm]

Below is the full schedule and results for the tournament.

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Schedule and Scores

Date Gm Time Away Team Score Home Team Venue
8/25
(Mon)
-- 09:00 Opening Ceremonies Akashi Tocalo
1 10:20 Buntoku
(Nanbu Kyushu)
7-6 Waseda Daigaku Koto Gakuin
(Tokyo)
Akashi Tocalo
2 12:50 Ueda Nishi
(Hokushinetsu)
1-2 Sotoku
(Nishi Chugoku)
Akashi Tocalo
3 12:00 Chukyo
(Tokai)
2-1 Kanan
(Osaka)
Takasago
4 14:30 Yakage
(Higashi Chugoku)
1-2 Noshiro
(Kita Tohoku)
Takasago
8/26
(Tue)
5 09:30 Hokkaido Shoshi Gakuen
(Hokkaido)
3-4 Shinko Gakuen
(Hyogo)
Akashi Tocalo
6 12:00 Nitta
(Shikoku)
3-4 Miura Gakuen
(Minami Kanto)
Akashi Tocalo
7 10:00 Sendai Shogyo
(Minami Tohoku)
0-1 Minabe
(Kinki)
Takasago
8 12:30 Fukuoka Digaku Fuzoku Ohori
(Hokubu Kyushu)
2-1 Sakushin Gakuin
(Kita Kanto)
Takasago
8/27
(Wed)
9 09:30 Noshiro
(Kita Tohoku)
0-1 Chukyo
(Tokai)
Akashi Tocalo
10 12:00 Fukuoka Digaku Fuzoku Ohori
(Hokubu Kyushu)
3-2 Minabe
(Kinki)
Akashi Tocalo
11 10:00 Sotoku
(Nishi Chugoku)
4-0 Buntoku
(Nanbu Kyushu)
Takasago
12 12:30 Shinko Gakuen
(Hyogo)
2-3 Miura Gakuen
(Minami Kanto)
Takasago
8/28
(Thu)
13 10:00 Chukyo
(Tokai)
0-0 Sotoku
(Nishi Chugoku)
Akashi Tocalo
14 12:30 Fukuoka Digaku Fuzoku Ohori
(Hokubu Kyushu)
1-2 Miura Gakuen
(Minami Kanto)
Akashi Tocalo
8/29
(Fri)
14 11:00 Chukyo
(Tokai)
0-0 Sotoku
(Nishi Chugoku)
Akashi Tocalo
8/30
(Sat)
14 11:00 Chukyo
(Tokai)
0-0 Sotoku
(Nishi Chugoku)
Akashi Tocalo
8/31
(Sun)
14 9:00 Chukyo
(Tokai)
3-0 Sotoku
(Nishi Chugoku)
Akashi Tocalo
15 12:30 Miura Gakuen
(Minami Kanto)
0-2 Chukyo
(Tokai)
Akashi Tocalo
    Closing Ceremonies Akashi Tocalo

Source: official site

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[UPDATE 9/1 @ 2:32pm]

A bit on attendance on the 31st. There were over 100 members of the media and attendance was most likely around 5,000. Akashi Tocalo's maximum capacity is listed at 12,000, but there are only about 4,300 actual seats (the outfield area is open and people can sit on the grass).

Source: Daily News 9/1/2014

4 comments on “[8/29/2014] Rubber baseball semifinals game ends after fifty innings (UPDATED 8/31 @ 5:02pm)

    1. fighting ham

      It’s a suspended game. Once replaced, players can no longer get back in the game. Also, there is no post-graduate baseball career for rubber baseball players to speak of.

      Reply
  1. Philip Lowry

    What is the final outcome of this game:

    How many innings at the end ?
    Final score ?
    Attendance on each of the four different days of the game ?
    Final overall time of game ?
    Time of game after 15 innings ?
    Time of game after 30 innings ?
    Time of game after 45 innings ?
    Name of tournament ?
    Name of city where played – Akashi ? Kobe ? Nishinomiya ?
    Ballpark where played – Akashi Tocalo Baseball Stadium ? Koshien Stadium ?

    Thank you very much.

    Reply
  2. IM

    Matsui and Ishioka should be co-winners of the rubber arm award.

    How does Rubber Baseball fit into the Japanese baseball landscape? Is it the only thing offered by certain schools?

    Reply

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