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Twelfth Georgia Award (2014)

by on Nov.03, 2014 @ 9:52 pm, under NPB

The Twelfth Georgia Award for 2014 went to Atsunori Inaba for his pinch-hit home run on September 30.

The Nippon Ham Fighters were down 3-2 in the bottom of the 7th against the Seibu Lions. Sho Nakata hit a one-out single to left. Yuji Iiyama followed with a sac hit. With a runner on second and two out, Inaba stepped in to pinch-hit for Shogo Akada. Seibu's Tatsushi Masuda got ahead in the count with a quick first strike. On the next pitch, Inaba took a quick cut and drilled the ball over the fence in right for a two-run blast. The Fighters hung on and won the game, 4-3. Georgia video - Box score