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[9/16/2014] BC League Final Standings, Playoff Schedule, Updates; Gunma wins League Championship

by on Sep.16, 2014 @ 5:12 pm, under Independent

BC League Final Standings, Playoff Schedule, and various updates

Playoff schedules will be updated with results.

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First-Half

Joshinestu Division

  G W L T WPCT GB vs GUN vs NII vs SHI vs TOY vs ISH vs FUK vs NPB
W L T W L T W L T W L T W L T W L T W L T
1 Gunma Diamond Pegasus 36 22 11 3 .667 - - 7 3 1 5 4 2 3 1 0 3 1 0 3 1 0 1 1 0
2 Niigata Albirex BC 36 20 13 3 .606 2.0 3 7 1 - 7 2 2 3 1 0 4 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0
3 Shinano Grandserows 36 12 18 6 .400 6.5 4 5 2 2 7 2 - 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 1

Hokuriku Division

  G W L T WPCT GB vs TOY vs FUK vs ISH vs GUN vs NII vs SHI vs NPB
W L T W L T W L T W L T W L T W L T W L T
1 Toyama Thunderbirds 36 16 20 0 .444 - - 7 4 0 5 6 0 1 3 0 1 3 0 2 2 0 0 2 0
2 Fukui Miracle Elephants 36 15 20 1 .429 0.5 4 7 0 - 6 5 0 1 3 0 3 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 0
3 Ishikawa Million Stars 36 14 22 0 .389 1.5 6 5 0 5 6 0 - 1 3 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 0

First-Half MVP

  • Pitching: Derrick Loop - 12 G, 6-3, 1 ShO, 81.1 IP, 90 SO, 1.77 ERA
  • Hitting: Francisco Caraballo - 36 G, 63-for-141, 21 HR, 53 RBI, .447 BA

Second-Half

Joshinestu Division

  G W L T WPCT GB vs NII vs SHI vs GUN vs TOY vs ISH vs FUK
W L T W L T W L T W L T W L T W L T
1 Niigata Grandserows 36 21 8 7 .724 - - 4 6 2 7 1 4 4 0 0 2 1 1 4 0 0
2 Shinano Grandserows 36 17 15 4 .531 5.5 6 4 2 - 6 6 0 2 1 1 2 2 0 1 2 1
3 Gunma Diamond Pegasus 36 15 17 4 .469 2.0 1 7 4 6 6 0 - 3 1 0 2 2 0 3 1 0

Hokuriku Division

  G W L T WPCT GB vs ISH vs TOY vs FUK vs GUN vs NII vs SHI
W L T W L T W L T W L T W L T W L T
1 Ishikawa Million Stars 36 17 16 3 .515 - - 6 5 1 6 5 1 2 2 0 1 2 1 2 2 0
2 Toyama Thunderbirds 36 14 20 2 .412 3.5 5 6 1 - 7 5 0 1 3 0 0 4 0 1 2 1
3 Fukui Miracle Elephants 36 13 21 2 .382 1.0 5 6 1 5 7 0 - 1 3 0 0 4 0 2 1 1

Second-Half MVP

  • Pitching: Yuma Tamura - 10 G, 6-3, 2 ShO, 57.2 IP, 33 SO, 1.72 ERA
  • Hitting: Ryohei Shimabukuro - 36 G, 48-for-126, 5 HR, 36 RBI, .381 BA

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Pitching Titles

Top ERA 田村 勇磨 Tamura, Yuma Niigata 1.44
Most Wins 間曽 晃平 Maso, Kohei Niigata 13
Most Saves 羽豆 恭 Hazu, Takashi Niigata 14
Most Strikeouts 藤井 宏海 Fujii, Hiromi Fukui 115

Hitting Titles

Top BA カラバイヨ Caraballo, Francisco Gunma .396
Most Home Runs カラバイヨ Caraballo, Francisco Gunma 33
Most RBI カラバイヨ Caraballo, Francisco Gunma 87
Most Stolen Bases 野呂 大樹 Noro, Daiki Niigata 33

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Route Inn BC League Playoffs

Joshinestu Division

Date Time Venue Home Score Away Attendance Official
9/19 13:00 Jonan Baseball Stadium Gunma 8-3 Niigata 452 link
9/20 13:00 Hard Off Eco Stadium Niigata 7-7 Gunma 716 link
9/21 18:00 Maebashi Municipal Baseball Stadium Gunma 4-3 Niigata 813 link
9/22 18:00 Sanjo Pearl Kinzoku Stadium Niigata 9-3 Gunma 812 link
9/23 13:00 Jonan Baseball Stadium Gunma 3-7 Niigata 954 link
9/24 18:00 Midori-to Mori Baseball Stadium Niigata 3-5 Gunma 653 link

Gunma advances with 3-2-1 record.

Hokuriku Division

Date Time Venue Home Score Away Attendance Official
9/19 18:30 Uozu Momoyama Baseball Stadium Toyama 4-5 Ishikawa 550 link
9/20 18:15 Kanazawa Municipal Baseball Stadium Ishikawa 7-5 Toyama 643 link
9/21 18:00 Oyabe Baseball Stadium Toyama 3-3 Ishikawa 809 link
9/22 18:15 Kanazawa Municipal Baseball Stadium Ishikawa 4-11 Toyama 636 link
9/23 18:30 Uozu Momoyama Baseball Stadium Toyama 7-6 Ishikawa 644 link
9/24 18:15 Kanazawa Municipal Baseball Stadium Ishikawa 0-0 Toyama 347 link

Ishikawa advances. 2-2-2, but won season series against Toyama, 12-10-1.

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Route Inn BC League Championship

Date Time Venue Home Score Away Attendance Official
9/26 13:00 Jonan Baseball Stadium Gunma 8-6 Ishikawa 403 link
9/27 13:00 Jonan Baseball Stadium Gunma 5-4 Ishikawa 791 link
9/28 17:30 Kanazawa Municipal Baseball Stadium Ishikawa 9x-8 Gunma 577 link
9/29 18:15 Kanazawa Municipal Baseball Stadium Ishikawa 6x-5 Gunma 487 link
9/30 18:15 Kanazawa Municipal Baseball Stadium Ishikawa 1-9 Gunma 780 link

Gunma wins BC League Championship, 3-2.

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Japan Independent League Grand Championship

  • October 4 - October 5: Shikoku Island League Home Stadium
  • October 11 - October 13: Route Inn BC League Home Stadium

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Updates

  • Ishikawa's retirement ceremony for Masao Kida took place on the 14th. Kida took the mound in the 9th, topped out at 136km/h, and struck out the side to end the game. 2,631 fans were in attendance. His uniform number, twelve, will be retired. Source: Daily Sports 9/14/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/14/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/15/2014
  • Shinano's retirement ceremony for Akinori Otsuka took place on the 15th. Otsuka entered the game in the 6th faced one batter -- he threw five pitches, topped out at 125km/h, and recorded a swinging strikeout on a 110km/h slider. Announced attendance was 1,533. Source: Sponichi 9/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014

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For those interested:

Pitchers

Player Team ERA G W L S CG IP   BF NP H HR SO BB HBP R ER WP BK E
Yoshida, Eri Ishikawa 13.29 11 0 3 0 0 21.0 0 125 458 25 3 4 31 11 32 31 1 0 0
Romero, Levi Gunma 0.88 35 1 0 12 0 41.0 0 164 674 22 1 36 21 1 7 4 2 0 0
Zarate, Robert Gunma 2.48 17 4 4 1 0 58.0 0 253 974 51 0 56 26 8 26 16 2 0 4

Hitters

Player Team Pos AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SO BB HBP SH SF SB E DP LOB
Ramirez, Alex Gunma OF .305 45 190 33 58 13 1 7 38 23 8 0 0 4 0 0 6 25
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