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2014 Haarlem Baseball Week Schedule, Scores, Standings: USA wins tournament, Japan finishes in second

by on Jul.13, 2014 @ 2:30 am, under College, International, Samurai Japan
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Schedule and Scores

Date Time Gm Home Score Away Official Links*
7/11 19:00 1 USA 0-1 Japan story, box score
7/12 14:00 2 Japan 2-0 Chinese Taipei story, box score
7/12 19:00 3 Netherlands 0-3 USA story, box score
7/13 14:00 4 Chinese Taipei 3-6 Netherlands story, box score
7/14 14:00 5 USA 4-0 Chinese Taipei story, box score
7/14 19:00 6 Netherlands 1-3 Japan story, box score
7/15 19:00 7 Japan 0-6 USA story, box score
7/16 14:00 8 Chinese Taipei 0-1 Japan story, box score
7/16 19:00 9 USA 8-1 Netherlands story, box score
7/17 19:00 10 Netherlands 4-0 Chinese Taipei story, box score
7/18 14:00 11 Chinese Taipei 0-3 USA story, box score
7/18 19:00 12 Japan 2-3 Netherlands story, box score
7/19 14:00 13 USA 4-1 Chinese Taipei story, box score
7/19 19:00 14 Japan 2-1 Netherlands story, box score
7/20 14:00 15 USA 6-3 Japan story, box score

* Links go to official tournament website: http://www.honkbalweek.nl/

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[7/9/2014] College: USA takes two of three in exhibition series against Samurai Japan

by on Jul.10, 2014 @ 2:20 am, under College, International, Samurai Japan
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  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
USA 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 7 8 2

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The Samurai Japan University team played a practice game against the United States on Tuesday at Buck Hardee Field in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Seigo Yada recorded three of Japan's six hits.

Pitching

  IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP
Tanaka, Seigi 3.2 3 1 1 0 2 13 13 62
Hamada, Tomohiro 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 2 3 14
Kato, Takuya 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 6 6 25
Yamasaki, Sachiya 0.2 1 3 3 2 1 3 6 20
Kumabara, Kento 0.2 2 3 3 2 1 3 6 22
Hamaguchi, Haurhiro 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 6 25

Source: Sponichi 7/9/2014, USA Baseball Story, USA Baseball Box Score (PDF)

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[7/8/2014] University Samurai Japan evens score against USA with 7-5 exhibition game win

by on Jul.09, 2014 @ 3:01 am, under College, International, Samurai Japan
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  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
USA 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 5 10 4
Japan 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 x 7 7 1

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The Samurai Japan University team played a practice game against the United States on Monday at Fleming Stadium in Wilson, North Carolina.  A fielding error in the bottom of the 6th led to four unearned runs that gave Japan a four run lead.

Pitching

  IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP
Yoshida, Yuki 5.0 6 3 2 2 3 19 22 79
Kato, Takuya 1.0 1 2 2 3 1 4 7 28
Yamasaki, Yasuaki 3.0 3 0 0 0 6 11 11 58

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/8/2014, USA Baseball Story, USA Baseball Box Score (PDF)

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[7/7/2014] University Samurai Japan team drops practice game against USA

by on Jul.07, 2014 @ 11:27 pm, under College, International, Samurai Japan
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  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
USA 3 3 0 0 1 0 3 0 x 10 17 0

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The Samurai Japan University team played a practice game against the United States on Sunday at Finch Field in Thomasville, North Carolina and lost 10-0.  Sachiya Yamasaki started the game for Japan and gave up six runs over two innings.  Shoji Kitamura and Shogo Nakamura were responsible for the team's two hits.

Pitching

  IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP
Yamasaki, Sachiya 2.0 7 6 5 2 0 13 15 58
Kumabara, Kento 2.0 1 0 0 1 4 7 8 43
Hamada, Tomohiro 2.0 2 1 1 0 2 7 7 25
Tanaka, Daiki 2.0 7 3 3 0 0 13 13 53

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/7/2014, USA Baseball Story, USA Baseball Box Score (PDF)

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[7/3/2014] Samurai Japan University Team plays two exhibition games

by on Jul.04, 2014 @ 2:38 am, under College, International, Samurai Japan

The Samurai Japan University Team training camp in Hiratsuka started on Tuesday. The team played exhibition games on Wednesday and Thursday. They are scheduled to fly out to the United States on Friday for workouts overseas ahead of the start of Haarlem Baseball Week on July 10.

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July 2 - Batting Palace Soseki Stadium Hiratsuka

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
JX-ENEOS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
Samurai Japan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4

official box score

Notes

  • Seigi Tanaka started the game for Samurai Japan. He tossed two shutout innings, gave up one hit, walked none, and struck out four.
  • Seishiro Sakamoto tied the game in the 9th with a triple to right.
  • Seigo Yada won the game when he walked with the bases loaded and the score tied at three in the bottom of the 9th.
  • Kazayuki Muto was the starting designated hitter and batted third. He recorded two hits and two RBI.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/2/2014, Sanspo 7/2/2014, Sanspo 7/2/2014, Sponichi 7/2/2014, Sports Hochi 7/2/2014

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July 3 - Batting Palace Soseki Stadium Hiratsuka

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Samurai Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Yokohama 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

official box score

Notes

  • Haruhiro Hamaguchi started the game for Samurai Japan. He gave up a run on no hits and struck out six over three innings of work.
  • Yuki Yoshida followed Hamaguchi and tossed two shutout innings while allowing one hit.
  • Eigoro Mogi tied the game at one with an RBI single to center in the top of the 8th.
  • Daiki Tanaka allowed the game-winning run to score on a double to left in the bottom of the 8th.
  • Mitsubishi Hitachi's Motoharu Fukuchi started the game and tossed five shutout innings. He allowed just one hit and struck out eight.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/3/2014, Daily Sports 7/3/2014, Sponichi 7/3/2014, Sports Hochi 7/4/2014

Japan Student Baseball Association hands down sentences [6/19/2014]

by on Jun.19, 2014 @ 8:40 pm, under College, High School
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The Japan Student Baseball Association met on Thursday to determine punishments for the following cases:

Universities

Suspensions

駒大の部長 部員の暴力、報告遅れ=5月29日から3カ月
Komazawa (Tokyo) director - violence within the club, delayed report - three months beginning on May 29

High Schools

Game Suspensions

尾道北(広島) 部員のいじめ=4月28日から1カ月
Onomichi Kita (Hiroshima) - bullying within the club - one month beginning on April 28

京都翔英 部員の暴力=6月11日から1カ月
Kyoto Shoei (Kyoto) - violence within the club - one month beginning on June 11

北九州(福岡) 同=5月31日から1カ月
Kitakyushu (Fukuoka) - violence within the club - one month beginning on May 31

北村山(山形) 同=6月10日から1カ月
Kitamurayama (Yamagata) - violence within the club - one month beginning on June 10

越生(埼玉) 部員の物品強要=6月4日から1カ月
Ogose (Saitama) - extortion of good within the club - one month beginning on June 4

Suspensions

丸亀(香川)の部長、監督 新入生の練習参加規定違反=ともに5月14日から3カ月
Marugame (Kagawa) director, manager - violating rules regarding new students and practices - three months beginning on May 14

いわき総合(福島)の顧問 暴力=5月2日から1カ月
Iwaki Sogo (Fukushima) adviser - violence - one month beginning on May 2

丸岡(福井)の監督 同=5月28日から3カ月
Maruoka (Fukui) manager - violence - three months beginning on May 28

箕面東(大阪)の監督 同=6月4日から3カ月
Minoo Higashi (Osaka) manager - violenece - three months beginning on June 4

秋田商(秋田=軟式)の部長 部員の不正バット使用=6月11日から1カ月
Akita Shogyo (Akita, rubber baseball) director - use of unauthorized bat - one month beginning on June 11

Source: Jiji Press 6/19/2014

[6/15/2014] Updated Preliminary National University Team Roster, Practice Schedule

by on Jun.15, 2014 @ 8:04 pm, under College, International

The All Japan University Baseball Federation released the latest preliminary roster for the national university team and the upcoming practice schedule.

Location: Batting Palace Soseki Stadium Hiratsuka

  • June 20 - 13:00-17:00 - Intra-squad game
  • June 21 - 09:00-17:00 - Morning workouts, afternoon intra-squad game
  • June 22 - 09:00-13:00 - Intra-squad game

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