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[7/24/2015] Osaka Pro/Amateur Summer Tournament 2015

by on Jul.24, 2015 @ 10:00 am, under College, Industrial, NPB
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Osaka announced that they will be hosting a summer tournament involving professional and amateur teams on July 23. Details are as follows:

Date August 21-23 (two games a day)
Venue Takatsuki Hagitani Baseball Stadium
Sponsored by Orix Baseball Club
Osaka Baseball Federation
Kansai6 Baseball League
Hanshin University Baseball League
Supported by Osaka Prefecture
Takatsuki City
Takatsuki Board of Education
Teams Orix Buffaloes (Farm)
Osaka Gas
Nihon Seimei
Osaka Shogyo University
Osaka Keizai University
Osaka Taiiku University
Game A tournament winner and a third place team will be decided.
Rain could shorten the tournament.
Rules 2015 general rules will apply. Other rules to be decided.
Ball Official NPB Baseball (Mizuno 20000)
Other Admission will be free
There will be no scheduled make-up dates
Parking will be limited, public transportation is recommended

The schedule will be released at a later date.

Source: official announcement

2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade Schedule and Results: Finals rained out, Japan and Chinese Taipei award Gold

by on Jul.07, 2015 @ 11:14 pm, under College, International, Samurai Japan
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Date Time Group Game Venue Road Score Home Links
07/06 Mon 11:00 B 1 Mudeung Baseball Stadium Mexico 1-9 Chinese Taipei Gwangju
07/06 Mon 12:00 A 2 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field France 2-3 China Gwangju
07/06 Mon 17:00 B 3 Mudeung Baseball Stadium Czech Republic 4-5 United States Gwangju, WUG USA
07/06 Mon 18:00 A 4 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field Japan 8-0 Korea Gwangju, Samurai Japan
07/07 Tue 11:00 A 5 Mudeung Baseball Stadium China 0-9 Japan Gwangju, Samurai Japan
07/07 Tue 12:00 B 6 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field United States   Mexico  
07/07 Tue 17:00 A 7 Mudeung Baseball Stadium Korea   France  
07/07 Tue 18:00 B 8 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field Czech Republic   Chinese Taipei  
07/08 Wed 11:00 B 9 Mudeung Baseball Stadium Mexico 0-8 Czech Republic Gwangju
07/08 Wed 12:00 B 10 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field Chinese Taipei 5-3 United States Gwangju, WUG USA
07/08 Wed 17:00 A 11 Mudeung Baseball Stadium France 0-10 Japan Gwangju, Samurai Japan
07/08 Wed 18:00 A 12 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field China 0-14 Korea Gwangju
07/09 Thu 11:00 B 6 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field United States 7-3 Mexico Gwangju, WUG USA
07/09 Thu 17:00 B 8 Mudeung Baseball Stadium Czech Republic 3-5 Chinese Taipei Gwangju
07/09 Thu 18:00 A 7 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field Korea 13-0 France Gwangju
Semifinals
07/10 Fri 11:00 5th-8th 13 Mudeung Baseball Stadium Mexico 4-5 China Gwangju
07/10 Fri 12:00 Semi 14 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field United States 0-8 Japan Gwangju, Samurai Japan, WUG USA
07/10 Fri 17:00 5th-8th 15 Mudeung Baseball Stadium France 8-10 Czech Republic Gwangju
07/10 Fri 18:00 Semi 16 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field Korea 0-2 Chinese Taipei Gwangju
Standings Games
07/11 Sat 10:30 7th/8th 17 Mudeung Baseball Stadium France 2-4 Mexico Gwangju
07/11 Sat 16:30 5th/6th 19 Mudeung Baseball Stadium Czech Republic ++ China  
Medals Games
07/11 Sat 13:00 Bronze 18 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field United States 6-14 Korea Gwangju, WUG USA
07/11 Sat 19:00 Gold 20 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field Chinese Taipei ** Japan Samurai Japan

Three games on July 7 were rescheduled to July 9 due to heavy rain.

++ Game was rained out, both China and the Czech Republic finished in 5th place.
** Game was rained out, both Japan and Chinese Taipei were awarded Gold Medals.

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[6/22/2015] Samurai Japan University Team plays two exhibition games

by on Jun.22, 2015 @ 11:54 pm, under College, International, NPB, Samurai Japan
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The Samurai Japan university team played exhibition games against Industrial League teams on June 20 and 21. The university team is also scheduled to play an exhibition game against the NPB at Jingu Stadium on June 29. Starters for the game were released on June 22: Haruhiro Hamaguchi will get the start for the university team and Eisuke Tanaka for the NPB.

The university team is gearing up for the 2015 Gwangju Universiade (July 6-11) in Korea.

Source: Daily Sports 6/22/2015

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Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments [6/18/2015]

by on Jun.18, 2015 @ 10:50 pm, under College, High School
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The Japan Student Baseball Association met on Thursday to determine punishments for the following cases:

University

Suspensions

愛知学院大の部長
Aichi Gakuin University director
部員のいじめの報告遅れ
Delayed report on bullying
6月10日から3カ月
Three months beginning on June 10

High School

Game Suspensions

綾部(京都)
Ayabe (Kyoto)
部員のいじめ
Bullying
5月14日から7月10日
From May 14 until July 10
諏訪清陵(長野)
Suwa Seiryo (Nagano)
部員のいじめ
Bullying
5月8日から1カ月
One month beginning on May 8
三重総合(大分)
Mie Sogo (Oita)
部員のいじめ
Bullying
6月1日から7月4日
From June 1 until July 4
東日本国際大昌平(福島)
Higashi Nippon Kokusai Daigaku Shohei
部員の喫煙
Smoking
6月1日から1カ月
One month beginning on June 1

Suspensions

岐阜工(岐阜)のコーチ
Gifu Kogyo (Gifu) coach
暴力
Violence
5月19日から6カ月
Six months beginning on May 19
岐阜東(岐阜)の監督
Gifu Higashi (Gifu) manager
暴言
Violent language
5月1日から3カ月
Three months beginning on May 1

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Source: Jiji Press 6/18/2015

[6/14/2015] 2015 All Japan University Championships: Day 6

by on Jun.14, 2015 @ 8:54 pm, under College
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Day Six

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Jingu Stadium - 13:03

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Waseda University 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 8
Ryutsu Keizai University 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5

Kazuya Ojima started the game for Waseda and gave up two runs (both earned) over 2.2 innings of work. He faced fourteen hitters, threw fifty-fifty pitches, allowed four hits, walked/hit three, and struck out one.

Kazunari Ishii (Waseda) went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in the 9th and four RBI.

Tsubasa Nabatame started the game for Ryutsu Keizai and gave up six runs (all earned) on nine hits over 6.2 innings of work. He faced thirty-two hitters, threw 102 pitches, walked/hit four, and struck out six.

official box score

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Awards

Movst Valuable Player: Eigoro Mogi (Waseda University)

Best Pitcher: Haruhiko Hamaguchi (Kanagawa University)

Top Hitter: Eigoro Mogi (Waseda University) 8-for-13

Fighting Spirit: Tsubasa Nabatame (Ryutsu Keizai University)

Honorable Mention: Kento Hamaoka (Kogakkan University)

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[6/13/2015] 2015 All Japan University Championships: Day 5

by on Jun.13, 2015 @ 10:25 pm, under College
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Day Five

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Jingu Stadium - 11:31

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Ryutsu Keizai University 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Kanagawa University 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tsubasa Nabatame (Ryutsu) started the game and tossed nine shutout innings. He faced thirty-one hitters, threw 117 pitches, scattered two hits, walked/hit one, and struck out six.

official box score

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Jingu Stadium - 13:52

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Waseda University 3 0 0 3 0 1 4     11
Jobu University 0 0 0 1 0 1 0     2

Kotaro Otake (Waseda) started the game and went the distance. He faced twenty-seven hitters, threw ninety pitches, allowed six hits, walked/hit one, struck out three, and gave up two runs (both earned) over seven innings.
Eigoro Mogi (Waseda) went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, and four RBI. He hit a three-run home run in the 1st.

official box score

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[6/11/2015] 2015 All Japan University Championships: Day 4

by on Jun.11, 2015 @ 11:16 pm, under College
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Day Four

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Jingu Stadium - 9:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Toa University 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Ryutsu Keizai University 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 x 6

official box score

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Jingu Stadium - 11:46

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R
Kanagawa University 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6
Osaka Shogyo University 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 5

* Tiebreaker rules in effect in the 10th.

Haruhiko Hamaguchi (Kanagawa) started the game and gave up three runs (none earned) over nine innings of work. He faced thirty-nine hitters, threw 121 pitches, allowed eight hits, walked/hit three, and struck out four.
Taishi Yamahara (Kanagawa) went 3-for-5 with four RBI. He hit a two-run home run in the 1st.

official box score

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Jingu Stadium - 15:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Kyushu Sangyo University 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jobu University 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 x 4

official box score

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Jingu Stadium - 17:40

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Senshu University 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3
Waseda University 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 x 4

Kazuya Ojima (Waseda) started the game and gave up two runs (both earned) over seven innings of work. He faced twenty-nine, threw 115 pitches, allowed six hits, including a two-run home run in the 4th, walked/hit three, and struck out two.
Tatsuya Maruko (Waseda) went 2-for-4 with three RBI. He hit a two-run triple in the 8th.

official box score

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[6/10/2015] 2015 All Japan University Championships: Day 3

by on Jun.10, 2015 @ 6:54 pm, under College
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Day Three

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Jingu Stadium - 9:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Josai Kokusai University 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 4
Ryutsu Keizai University 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 x 7

official box score

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Jingu Stadium - 12:12

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Osaka Taiiku University 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
Osaka Shogyo University 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 x 6

official box score

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Jingu Stadium - 15:05

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Kogakkan University 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kanagawa University 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 x 3

Haruhiko Hamaguchi (Kanagawa) started and tossed a shutout. He face thirty-three hitters, threw 133 pitches, allowed three hits, walked/hit five, and struck out ten.

official box score

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Tokyo Dome - 9:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Jobu University 0 8 0 0 1 0 0     9
Tokyo Sangyo University Hokkaido Okhotsk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0

Called after seven innings. Jobu tied a tournament record with seven consecutive hits in the 2nd inning.

official box score

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Tokyo Dome - 11:21

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Kyoto Gakuen University 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Senshu University 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 2

official box score

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Tokyo Dome - 14:21

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Waseda University 2 1 2 3 4         12
Tokai University Hokkaido 0 0 0 0 0         0

Called after five innings.

Eigoro Mogi (Waseda) went 3-for-4. He hit a three-run home run in the 5th inning.
Kotaro Otake (Waseda) started the game and tossed four shutout innings. He faced thirteen hitters, threw fifty-seven pitches, allowed two hits, walked/hit one, and struck out two.

official box score

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[6/9/2015] 2015 All Japan University Championships: Day 2

by on Jun.09, 2015 @ 6:36 pm, under College
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Day Two

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Jingu Stadium - 10:58

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Higashi Nippon Kokusai University 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 4
Osaka Taiiku University 0 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 x 7

official box score

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Jingu Stadium - 13:36

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Kogakkan University 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Fukui Kogyo University 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

official box score

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Jingu Stadium - 16:06

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Toa University 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4
Aichi Gakuin University 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

official box score

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Tokyo Dome - 9:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Ehime University 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Kyoto Gakuen University 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 x 6

official box score

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Tokyo Dome - 11:46

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Tokai University Hokkaido 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
Ritsumeikan University 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

official box score

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Tokyo Dome - 13:59

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Tokai University 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyushu Sangyo University 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 4

Yuki Yoshida (Tokai) started the game and could not get out of the 1st inning (0.2 IP). He faced ten hitters, threw twenty-nine pitches, allowed three hits, walked/hit two, and gave up four runs, all earned.

official box score

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[6/8/2015] Two hour delay for Day 2 of All Japan University Championships (Jingu games only)

by on Jun.09, 2015 @ 12:41 am, under College, High School
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The All Japan University Baseball Federation announced on June 8 that the second day of the All Japan University Championships will begin two hours later than originally scheduled for games at Jingu Stadium because of rain. Games times will be as follows: Game 1 at 11:00, Game 2 at 13:30, and Game 3 at 16:00. Start times for the games at Tokyo Dome remain unchanged.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/8/2015

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The Japan High School Baseball Federation announced that the National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament will begin on August 22 and end on August 26, assuming no rain. The games will be played at Akashi Tocalo Baseball Stadium and Takasago Baseball Stadium.

Source: Sanspo 6/8/2015