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Japan’s bid at the 2009 Baseball World Cup ends

by on Sep.22, 2009 @ 2:57 pm, under Other
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For those keeping track, Japan's bid at the 2009 Baseball World Cup ended as they finished out the second round with a 2-5 record.

You can find more information about the series at my 2009 Baseball World Cup - Japan's Progress post, as well as the official website for the 2009 Baseball World Cup.

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2009 Baseball World Cup – Japan’s Progress

by on Sep.15, 2009 @ 9:17 pm, under Other
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I've been meaning to post an update on this, but I kept pushing it off to another day.

Here are the results for Japan:

First Round

September 10th

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 9 12 1
Great Britain 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 7 11 3

Box Score - Play-by-Play

September 11th

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Croatia 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 x x 3 3 0
Japan 2 0 0 1 1 3 4 x x 13 13 1

Box Score - Play-by-Play

September 12th

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nicaragua 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 11 2
Japan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 9 0

Box Score - Play-by-Play

Pool B Standings

Team G W L WPCT GB
Nicaragua 3 3 0 1.000 --
Japan 3 2 1 .667 1
Great Britain 3 1 2 .333 2
Croatia 3 0 3 .000 3

Japan Team Totals for the First Round

Batting

BA G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO GIDP OBP SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FPCT
Totals .333 3 102 26 34 5 2 4 24 55 .539 14 5 11 2 .434 1 4 3-4 75 18 2 .979
Opponents .243 3 103 18 25 2 0 6 17 45 .437 8 1 42 0 .304 0 0 0-0 74 39 5 .958

Pitching

ERA W-L G CG ShO Sv IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB BA WP HBP BK SFA SHA
Totals 6.48 2-1 3 0 0/0 0 25.0 25 18 18 8 42 2 0 6 103 .243 4 1 0 0 0
Opponents 9.12 1-2 3 0 0/0 0 24.2 34 26 25 14 11 5 2 4 102 .333 2 5 0 1 4

And it look like Chono is doing pretty well for himself:

BA G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO GIDP OBP SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FPCT
CHONO Hisayoshi .429 3 14 4 6 1 1 0 2 9 .643 0 0 3 0 .429 0 0 1-1 5 0 0 1.000

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Second Round

September 13th

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Mexico 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 8 2
Japan 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 x 9 13 1

Box Score - Play-by-Play

September 15th

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 9 0
United States 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 x 4 4 1

Box Score - Play-by-Play

September 16th

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Chinese Taipei 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 1
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0

Box Score - Play-by-Play

September 17th

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Japan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 2
Canada 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 1

Box Score - Play-by-Play

September 18th

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 12 0
Italy 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 x 6 6 2

Box Score - Play-by-Play

September 19th

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Australia 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 5 12 0
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 6 0

Box Score - Play-by-Play

September 20th

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Netherlands Antilles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
Japan 1 0 3 1 2 3 0 0 x 10 12 0

Box Score - Play-by-Play

Pool G Standings

Team G W L WPCT GB
USA 7 7 0 1.000 --
Australia 7 5 2 .714 2
Canada 7 5 2 .714 2
Chinese Taipei 7 5 2 .714 2
Japan 7 2 5 .286 5
Italy 7 2 5 .286 5
Mexico 7 2 5 .286 5
Netherlands Antilles 7 0 7 .000 7

Batting

BA G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO GIDP OBP SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FPCT
Totals .269 7 238 28 64 11 2 3 27 88 .370 23 3 40 5 .341 0 10 3-5 190 62 3 .988
Opponents .191 7 220 25 42 10 0 6 24 70 .318 17 1 78 1 .250 2 7 3-5 192 93 9 .969

Pitching

ERA W-L G CG ShO Sv IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB BA WP HBP BK SFA SHA
Totals 2.98 2-5 7 0 0/0 1 63.1 42 25 21 17 78 10 0 6 220 .191 2 1 0 2 7
Opponents 2.81 5-2 7 1 1/1 2 64.0 64 28 20 23 40 11 2 3 238 .269 4 3 1 0 10

So that's it for Japan.  They get eliminated from the third round as their march to the World Cup ends.

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2009 Baseball World Cup – Japan Roster

by on Sep.02, 2009 @ 10:10 am, under Other
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Here is the roster that Japan will be using at the 2009 Baseball World Cup.

Managers / Coaches

Uni Pos Name Affiliation
30 Manager Yasuhiko Sugimoto Nippon Express
31 Coach Hirotami Kojima Mitsubishi
32 Coach Yasunari Takami Toshiba
33 Coach Tetsuya Horii JR Higashi Nihon
Trainer Kanehiro Shibata Sports Program
Trainer Kenichi Suzuki Nippon Express

Players

Uni Pos Name Affiliation
11 P Hirofumi Yamanaka Honda Kumamoto
13 P Atsushi Tanaka Panasonic
14 P Takashi Saito JR Higashi Nihon
15 P Toru Anan Nippon Express
16 P Yosuke Okamoto Yamaha
17 P Hirotoshi Masui Toshiba
18 P Tomohisa Ohtani Toyota
19 P Hiroyuki Kamegawa Mitsubishi Yokohama
20 P Eiichi Hirai Fuji Heavy Industries
21 P Motoki Higa Hitachi
23 C Ryo Saeki Honda
24 C Kenji Suzuki Nippon Express
27 C Go Yamaoka ENEOS
4 INF Ken Kume Mitsubishi Nagasaki
5 INF Komei Sawamura Nippon Express
6 INF Shiro Mori Panasonic
7 INF Kentaro Miyazawa ENEOS
8 INF Tsutomu Sasaki Mitsubishi Yokohama
9 INF Kenichi Yokoyama Mitsubishi Kobe
1 OF Hisayoshi Chono Honda
3 OF Yoshinobu Kotegawa Honda
10 OF Keiji Ikebe ENEOS
28 OF Ikuhiro Kiyota NTT Higashi Nihon
29 OF Sho Aranami Toyota
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2009 Baseball World Cup

by on Sep.02, 2009 @ 10:06 am, under Other
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The 2009 Baseball World Cup takes place in Europe between September 9th and 27th.

The tournament is broken down into four groups.

  • Group A (hosted by the Czech Republic in Prague): Czech Republic, Australia, Chinese Taipei, and Mexico
  • Group B (hosted by Spain in Barcelona): Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and South Africa
  • Group C (hosted by Sweden in Stockholm): Sweden, Canada, Korea, and Netherlands Antilles
  • Group D (hosted by Croatia in Zagreb): Croatia, Great Britain, Japan, and Nicaragua
  • Group E (hosted by Germany in Regensburg): Germany, China, U.S.A., and Venezuela

The final round will move to Italy (Grosseto, Nettuno, Anzio, Matino, Caserta, Messina, Palermo, and Rome).

For more information, check out the official 2009 World Cup Baseball website.

Round 1

Date/Time Home Team Away Team Venue
6:00 PM
Wed 9/Sep
Czech Republic Australia Prague
7:00 PM
Wed 9/Sep
Puerto Rico South Africa Barcelona
7:00 PM
Wed 9/Sep
Germany China Regensburg
7:00 PM
Wed 9/Sep
Sweden Netherlands Antilles Sundbyberg
10:30 AM
Thu 10/Sep
Great Britain Japan Zagreb
4:30 PM
Thu 10/Sep
Croatia Nicaragua Zagreb

Round 2

Date/Time Home Team Away Team Venue
6:00 PM
Thu 10/Sep
Tapei Mexico Prague
7:00 PM
Thu 10/Sep
Cuba Puerto Rico Barcelona
7:00 PM
Thu 10/Sep
United States of America Venezuela Regensburg
7:00 PM
Thu 10/Sep
Canada Korea Sundbyberg
10:30 AM
Fri 11/Sep
Nicaragua Great Britain Zagreb
4:00 PM
Fri 11/Sep
Japan Croatia Zagreb

Round 3

Date/Time Home Team Away Team Venue
11:00 AM
Fri 11/Sep
Spain Puerto Rico Barcelona
1:00 PM
Fri 11/Sep
Australia Tapei Prague
2:00 PM
Fri 11/Sep
Venezuela China Regensburg
2:00 PM
Fri 11/Sep
Korea Sweden Sundbyberg
6:00 PM
Fri 11/Sep
Cuba South Africa Barcelona
6:00 PM
Fri 11/Sep
Mexico Czech Republic Prague
7:00 PM
Fri 11/Sep
United States of America Germany Regensburg
7:00 PM
Fri 11/Sep
Netherlands Antilles Canada Sundbyberg
10:30 AM
Sat 12/Sep
Japan Nicaragua Zagreb
4:00 PM
Sat 12/Sep
Croatia Great Britain Zagreb

Round 4

Date/Time Home Team Away Team Venue
11:00 AM
Sat 12/Sep
Cuba Spain Barcelona
1:00 PM
Sat 12/Sep
Australia Mexico Prague
2:00 PM
Sat 12/Sep
China United States of America Regensburg
2:00 PM
Sat 12/Sep
Korea Netherlands Antilles Sundbyberg
5:00 PM
Sat 12/Sep
South Africa Puerto Rico Barcelona
6:00 PM
Sat 12/Sep
Czech Republic Tapei Prague
7:00 PM
Sat 12/Sep
Germany Venezuela Regensburg
7:00 PM
Sat 12/Sep
Sweden Canada Sundbyberg
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