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25th Asian Baseball Championships – Japan Wins

by on Aug.03, 2009 @ 9:09 am, under Other
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Japan beat Korea earlier today, 7-1, to take their 17th Asian Baseball Championship.

Hirokazu Sawamura started and tossed 8 innings while giving up a run on 2 hits (he was actually throwing a no-hitter through 5).

Taiwan beat China, 13-1.

Final Standings

County Wins Losses
Japan 3 0
Taiwan 2 1
Korea 1 2
China 0 3

Second Round Awards

MVP

Kiyota Ikuhiro (JPN)

Leading Hitter

Kiyota Ikuhiro (JPN)/ 6-for-10

Best Earned Run

Liao Wen Yang (TAI)

Most Strike Outs

Nomura Yusuke (JPN) / 10 K

Most RBIs

Wu Chung Cun (TAI) / 7 RBIs

Most Home Runs

Wu Chung Cun (TAI) / 2 HRs

Fighting Spirit Award

Luo Yobin (CHN)

Best Nine

Pos Player
RHP Tomoyuki Sugano (JPN)
LHP Yoon Ji Woong (KOR)
C Lee Tae Won (KOR)
1B Sasaki Tsutomu (JPN)
2B Kuo Min Jen (TAI)
3B Miyazawa Kentaro (JPN)
SS Lin Han (TAI)
OF Kiyota Ikuhiro (JPN)
OF Wu Chung Chun (TAI)
OF Im Hang Yong (KOR)
DH Lin Hung Yu (TAI)
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25th Asian Baseball Championships – Japan closing in on another championship

by on Aug.02, 2009 @ 3:41 pm, under Other
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Scores from Satuday:

Kazuhito Futagami, Masahiro Inui, Nao Higashihama, and Hirokazu Sawamura combined to shut-out China, 4-0. Japan took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first on Ikuhiro Kiyota's 2-run double.

Taiwan beat Korea, 5-4.

Scores from Sunday:

Japan beat Taiwan on Sunday, 6-5 in extra innings. Kiyota hit a 2-run homer for Japan.

Korea beat China, 8-1.

Current Standings

County Wins Losses
Japan 2 0
Korea 1 1
Taiwan 1 1
Chia 0 2

Schedule on Monday

Taiwan will play China at 10:00.
Japan faces off against Korea at 14:00

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The Awards for the first round have been released:

MVP

Hisayoshi Chono (JPN)

Best Players

Reo Moriyasu (JPN)
Yodai Enoshita (JPN)
Darwin Dela Calzada (PHI)
Ruben Angeles (PHI)
Jonash Ponce (PHI)
Krisada Heebthong (THA)
Teerasak Kongsabai (THA)
Ahmad Effendy (INA)
Adi Susanto (INA)

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25th Asian Baseball Championships – First Round, Day 3

by on Jul.29, 2009 @ 8:44 am, under Other
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Japan swept the First Round of the Asian Baseball Championship by beating Indonesia 13-0 (the game was called after 7 innings).

Hisashi Chono went 3-for-5 with 5 RBIs and hit a grand slam.

Leo Moriyasu, Yuhei Nakaushiro, and Yodai Enoshita combined to shut-out Indonesia.

The Philippines beat Thailand, 8-0.

Final Standings

County Wins Losses
Japan 2 0
Philippines 2 1
Thailand 1 2
Indonesia 0 3

The schedule for the Second Round of play:

Second Round
Sapporo Maruyama Baseball Stadium

8/1 (Sat)
10:00 Korea vs Chinese Taipei
12:20 Opening Ceremonies
14:00 China vs Japan

8/2 (Sun)
10:00 China vs. Korea
14:00 Chinese Taipei vs Japan

8/3 (Mon)
10:00 Chinese Taipei vs China
14:00 Japan vs Korea
17:30 Closing Ceremonies

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25th Asian Baseball Championships – First Round, Day 2

by on Jul.28, 2009 @ 7:07 am, under Other
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Two games play by Japan, both called.

Japan beat Thailand by the score of 12-0 and now have a guaranteed spot in the second round.*

Ikuhiro Kiyota went 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs and nailed 2 home runs (a solo shot in the 4th and a 2-run shot in the 5th).

Yusuke Nomura, Yuhei Nakaushiro, and Tomoyuki Sugano combined to shut out Thailand.

The Philippines beat Indonesia, 6-1.

Current Standings

County Wins Losses
Japan 2 0
Thailand 1 1
Philippines 1 1
Indonesia 0 2

Japan takes on Indonesia and the Philippines will take on Thailand on the final day of the First Round.

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* According to the rules, should Japan lose, regardless of which team wins tomorrows game between the Philippines and Thailand, Japan will advance to the second round because they have beaten both teams.

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25th Asian Baseball Championships – First Round, Day 1

by on Jul.27, 2009 @ 9:17 am, under Other
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Japan beat the Philippines, 12-0 behind Kazuhito Futagami's 5 inning, 7 strike out start. The game was called after 7 innings. Kenji Suzuki (solo), Hisayoshi Chono (solo) and Keiji Ikebe (3-run) all hit home runs for Japan. Chono was 1 double away from hitting for the cycle.

Thailand beat Indonesia, 6-1.

Thailand will take on Japan and Indonesia will play the Philippines tomorrow.

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BFA: 25th Asian Baseball Championships – Japan Rosters

by on Jul.06, 2009 @ 11:44 pm, under Other
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Here is the Japanese roster for the upcoming 25th Asian Championships.

The schedule is as follows:

First Round
Narita Municipal Ohyatsu Baseball Stadium

7/27 (Mon)
10:00 Japan vs Philippines
12:20 Opening Ceremonies
15:00 Thailand vs Indonesia

7/28 (Tues)
10:00 Thailand vs Japan
15:00 Indonesia vs Philippines

7/29 (Wed)
10:00 Indonesia vs Japan
15:00 Philippines vs. Thailand
17:30 Closing Ceremonies

Second Round
Sapporo Maruyama Baseball Stadium

8/1 (Sat)
10:00 Korea vs Chinese Taipei
12:20 Opening Ceremonies
14:00 China vs Narita Champion

8/2 (Sun)
10:00 China vs. Korea
14:00 Chinese Taipei vs Narita Champion

8/3 (Mon)
10:00 Chinese Taipei vs China
14:00 Narita Champion vs Korea
17:30 Closing Ceremonies

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Manager
30  Yasuhiko Sugimoto  Nippon Express

Coaches
31  Etsuro Sugawara    Chuo Gakuin University
32  Tetsuya Ohkubo     Kyushu Sangyo University
33  Hiroyuki Sakaguchi ENEOS

Trainer
Tetsuya Suzuki         Sports Program

Business Manager
Kenichi Suzuki         JABA

Pitchers
11  Tomoyuki Sugano    Tokai University
12  Leo Moriyasu       Fuji University
13  Yodai Enoshita     Kyushu Sangyo University
14  Masahiro Inui      Toyo University
16  Hirokazu Sawamura  Chuo University
17  Nao Higashihama    Asia University
18  Kazuhito Futagami  Hosei University
19  Yusuke Nomura      Meiji University
20  Yuhei Nakaushiro   Kinki University

Catchers
24  Kenji Suzuki       Nippon Express
27  Go Yamaoka         ENEOS

Infielders
 2  Sho Ueno           JR Shikoku
 5  Komei Sawamura     Nippon Express
 6  Shiro Mori         Panasonic
 7  Kentaro Miyazawa   ENEOS
 8  Tsutomo Sasaki     Mitsubishi
 9  Kenichi Yokoyama   Mitsubishi

Outfielders
 1  Hisayoshi Chono    Honda
 4  Takashi Ogino      Toyota
10  Keiji Ikebe        ENEOS
28  Ikuhiro Kiyota     NTT
29  Sho Aranami        Toyota
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