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Game 4: 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship Series

by on Jul.15, 2009 @ 2:49 pm, under Other
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Date: July 15, 2008
Venue: Tsuruoka Dream Stadium
Start: 18:03 / End: 21:40
Attendance: --
Series: Tied at 2-2

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


Team Japan

Player ab r h rbi 2b 3b hr bb so sb cs sh sf hbp ibb fly gnd gdp lob
Shingo Kamegai cf 6 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Shota Ishimine lf 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Masayoshi Kato 3b 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2
Keiji Nakahara rf 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
Ryoji Nakata 1b 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Takahiro Araki ss 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Shohei Habu dh 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Ryo Hayashizaki 2b 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Takanori Sato c 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Kazuhito Futagami p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pitcher ip h r er bb so wp hp bk sh sf 2b 3b hr ab bf fly gnd
Kazuhito Futagami 3.0 3 1 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 16 4 2
Masahiro Inui 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 2
Yusuke Nomura 1.1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 1 0
Yuhei Nakaushiro 1.0 3 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 0
Nao Higashihama W 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 2 2
Hirokazu Kawamura 0.2 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 0 1
Tomoyuki Sugano 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0


Team USA

Player ab r h rbi 2b 3b hr bb so sb cs sh sf hbp ibb fly gnd gdp lob
Tyler Holt cf 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Casey McGrew rf 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
Christian Colon ss 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Michael Choice lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Newman ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yasmani Grandal c 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Blake Forsythe dh 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andy Wilkins 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
Rick Hague 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Bryce Brentz ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Brad Miller 2b 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Kolten Wong 2b/3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Pitcher ip h r er bb so wp hp bk sh sf 2b 3b hr ab bf fly gnd
Trevor Bauer L 4.0 4 5 4 4 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 14 20 5 3
Tony Zych 4.0 7 3 1 2 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 19 23 2 5
Asher Wojciechowski 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0

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Game 3: 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship Series

by on Jul.14, 2009 @ 1:10 pm, under Other
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Date: July 14, 2008
Venue: Kleenex Stadium
Start: 18:00 / End: 20:55
Attendance: 6,000
Series: USA leads Japan, 2-1

Code:
        1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9   R   H   E
USA     0  4  0  3  0  0  1  0  0   8  11   2
JAPAN   3  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0   4   5   0

Team USA

Code:
Player                AB  R  H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  BB  SO  SB  CS  SH  SF  HBP  IBB  FO GO  GDP  LOB
===================================================================================================
Tyler Holt, cf         5  2  3   1    0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0    0    0  2   0    0
Brad Miller, 2b        5  0  1   1    0   0   0   0   2   2   0   0   0   0    0    1  2   0    0
Christian Colon, ss    5  2  3   4    0   0   1   0   1   2   0   0   0   0    0    1  0   0    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Matt Newman, lf        3  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  0   0    3
  Michael Choice, ph   1  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  0   0    0
  Casey McGrew, lf     1  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  1   0    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bryce Brentz, rf       5  0  1   0    0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0    0    2  1   0    0
Yasmani Grandal, dh    4  1  1   0    0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  1   0    0
Andy Wilkins, 1b       2  1  0   0    0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    1  1   0    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rick Hague, 3b         4  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0    0    2  0   0    3
Blake Forsythe, c      4  2  2   1    0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  1   0    0
===================================================================================================
Totals                39  8 11   7    0   0   1   2  13   5   0   0   0   0   0    7   9   0    6
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Player                AB  R  H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  BB  SO  SB  CS  SH  SF  HBP  IBB  FO GO  GDP  LOB
===================================================================================================


Pitcher              IP   H  R  ER  BB  SO  WP  HBP  BK  SH  SF  2B  3B  HR  AB  BF  FO  GO
==============================================================================================
Cody Wheeler         3.2  4  4   1   3   5   0   0    0   1   0   0   2   1  15  19   3   3
Sonny Gray W         5.1  1  0   0   0   5   0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0  16  16   2   8

Team Japan

Code:
Player                AB  R  H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  BB  SO  SB  CS  SH  SF  HBP  IBB  FO GO  GDP  LOB
===================================================================================================
Shingo Kamegai, cf     3  1  0   0    0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0  2   0    0
Shota Ishimine, lf     3  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0     0  2   0    3
Takahiro Araki, ss     4  1  1   1    0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0     2  1   0    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ryoji Nakata, 1b       4  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0     3  1   0    0
Keiji Nakahara, rf     3  2  1   1    0   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0     0  1   0    0
Masayoshi Kato, 3b     4  0  2   2    0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0     0  0   0    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Shohei Habu, dh        3  0  0   0    0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0     0  2   1    1
Shota Koike, c         2  0  1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0  1   0    0
  Takanori Sato, c     2  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0     0  1   0    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Shuhei Kojima, 2b      3  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0     0  0   0    0
===================================================================================================
Totals                31  4  5   4    0   2   1   3  10   0   0   1   0   0   0     5 11   1    4
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Player                AB  R  H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  BB  SO  SB  CS  SH  SF  HBP  IBB  FO GO  GDP  LOB
===================================================================================================


Pitcher              IP   H  R  ER  BB  SO  WP  HBP  BK  SH  SF  2B  3B  HR  AB  BF  FO  GO
==============================================================================================
Hirokazu Kawamura    1.2  6  4   4   1   3   1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0  11  12   1   1
Yusuke Nomura L      4.1  4  3   3   0   6   0   0    0   0   0   0   0   1  17  17   3   5
Yuhei Nakaushiro     2.0  1  1   0   1   3   1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   8   9   2   2
Tatsuya Oishi        1.0  0  0   0   0   1   0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3   1   1
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Game 2: 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship Series

by on Jul.13, 2009 @ 2:06 pm, under Other
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Panoramic View of the Tokyo Dome

I was at the game (went with Deanna from Marinerds) on Monday night to watch Game 2 of the US vs Japan Collegiate Championship Series (that image of the Tokyo Dome up above is mine).

A few things come to mind real quick about the game.

4 Japanese players were caught stealing (I thought there was a 5th, but I guess that inning ended with a strike out and not a caught stealing). It was really pretty silly. Grandal obviously had a cannon for an arm and yet Japan just kept on stealing.

The text play-by-play mentions that Japan bunted 6 times. But that doesn't include the number of times batters squared early in the count but ended up not bunting later on. Incidentally, Kamegai recorded 2 bunt singles.

I wasn't entirely impressed with Saito. But I was impressed by Oishi and Sugano (Tatsunori Hara's nephew). I was especially surprised by Sugano. He threw what appeared to be a very lively fastball and hit 150+ km/h more than a couple of times when he first got on the mound. After that, he seemed to be in the low to mid-140s range, but you could really hear "the pop" of the catcher's glove.

For some reason, the US team kept celebrating after every little positive thing. It got especially silly when they jumped out of the dugout after scoring their Colon came around to score in the first inning. The entire dugout emptied and literally ran over to where Colon was to hi-five him. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that before. And it wasn't just that one time either.

I've got some pictures from the game that I'll be uploading when I get up tomorrow.

Date: July 13, 2008
Venue: Tokyo Dome
Start: 18:04 / End: 21:42
Attendance: 12,000
Series: Tied at 1-1

        1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9   R   H   E
USA     0  0  6  0  0  1  0  0  0   7   9   0
JAPAN   2  0  0  0  0  0  3  0  0   5   9   1

Team Japan

Player                AB  R  H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  BB  SO  SB  CS  SH  SF  HBP  IBB  FO GO  GDP  LOB
===================================================================================================
Shingo Kamegai,cf      4  1  2   0    0   0   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0     0  1   0    0
Shota Ishimine, lf     2  1  1   0    0   0   0   3   0   1   2   0   0   0   0     0  0   0    0
Takahiro Araki, ss     4  1  0   0    0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   1   0     0  1   0    2
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ryoji Nakata, 1b       5  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0     2  1   0    2
Keiji Nakahara, rf     4  1  1   2    0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0     0  2   0    0
  Shohei Habu, rf      0  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0  0   0    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Masayoshi Kato, 3b     3  1  2   1    0   0   0   1   0   1   1   1   0   0   0     1  1   0    0
Keigo Hagiwara, dh     2  1  1   1    0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   1   0     0  0   0    1
  Soichiro Tanaka, dh  1  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0  1   0    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Takanori Sato, c       3  1  2   2    2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0     1  0   0    2
Ryo Hayashizaki, 2b    2  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0     0  3   0    1
===================================================================================================
Totals                30  7  9   6    2   0   0   7   9   3   4   3   0   2   0     4 10   0    8
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Player                AB  R  H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  BB  SO  SB  CS  SH  SF  HBP  IBB  FO GO  GDP  LOB
===================================================================================================

Pitcher              IP   H  R  ER  BB  SO  WP  HBP  BK  SH  SF  2B  3B  HR  AB  BF  FO  GO
==============================================================================================
Yuki Saito W         5.0  4  2   2   2   5   0   1    0   0   0   0   0   0  19  22   4   6
Tatsuya Oishi        1.1  2  3   1   3   0   1   0    0   0   0   0   0   6   8   1   0   0
Masahiro Inui        1.0  3  0   0   1   2   0   1    0   1   0   1   0   0   5   8   0   1
Tomoyuki Sugano S    1.2  0  0   0   0   3   0   1    0   0   0   0   0   0   4   5   0   1

Team USA

Player                AB  R  H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  BB  SO  SB  CS  SH  SF  HBP  IBB  FO GO  GDP  LOB
===================================================================================================
Tyler Holt, cf         4  0  1   0    0   0   0   0   1   0   0   1   0   0    0    1  2   0    0
Brad Miller, 2b        1  0  0   0    0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    1  0   0    0
  Bryce Brentz, ph     1  1  1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  0   0    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Kolten Wong, 2b      1  0  1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  0   0    0
Christian Colon, ss    4  2  0   0    0   0   0   0   2   2   0   0   0   1    0    0  2   0    0
Matt Newman, rf        5  1  3   4    1   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  0   0    4
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Michael Choice, lf     2  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   3    0    1  0   0    0
  Casey McGrew, pr     0  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  0   0    0
Andy Wilkins, 1b       5  0  1   1    0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0    0    1  0   0    2
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Blake Forsythe, dh     4  0  0   0    0   0   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  2   1    4
Rick Hague, 3b         3  0  0   0    0   0   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  1   0    1
Yasmani Grandal, c     4  1  2   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    1  1   0    0
===================================================================================================
Totals                34  5  9   5    1   0   0   4  13   2   0   1   0   4    0    5  8   1   11
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Player                AB  R  H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  BB  SO  SB  CS  SH  SF  HBP  IBB  FO GO  GDP  LOB
===================================================================================================

Pitcher              IP   H  R  ER  BB  SO  WP  HBP  BK  SH  SF  2B  3B  HR  AB  BF  FO  GO
==============================================================================================
Drew Pomeranz L      2.2  4  6   0   2   3   0   2    0   1   0   0   0   0  11  16   2   2
T.J. Walz            4.1  5  1   1   4   3   2   0    0   1   0   2   0   0  14  19   1   6
Nick Pepitone        2.0  0  0   0   1   3   0   0    0   1   0   0   0   0   5   7   1   2
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Game 1: 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship Series

by on Jul.12, 2009 @ 6:05 am, under Other
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Date: July 12, 2008
Venue: Botchan Stadium (Matsuyama)
Start: 12:00 / End: 14:20
Attendance: 8,000
Series: USA leads Japan, 1-0

Code:
        1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9   R   H   E
USA     0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  1   3   10  0
JAPAN   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0   3   1

Team USA

Code:
Player                AB  R  H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  BB  SO  SB  CS  SH  SF  HBP  IBB  FO GO  GDP  LOB
===================================================================================================
Tyler Holt, CF         3  1  2   0    0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    1  0   0    0
  Kolten Wong, 2B/RF   4  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    3  1   0    3
Casey McGrew, LF       0  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  0   0    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Christian Colon, SS    4  1  1   1    0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    1  2   1    0
Matt Newman, LF/RF     4  1  2   1    0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0    0    0  0   0    0
Bryce Brentz, RF       3  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  1   1    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Brad Miller, 2B      0  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  0   0    0
Andy Wilkins, 1B       4  0  1   1    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    2  1   0    0
Michael Choice, DH     3  0  1   0    0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    1  0   0    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rick Hague, 3B         4  0  2   0    0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  1   0    0
Yasmani Grandal, C     4  0  1   0    0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0    0    1  1   0    3
===================================================================================================
Totals                33  3  10  3    0   1   0   2   6   0   1   1   0   0    0    9  8   2    6
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Player                AB  R  H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  BB  SO  SB  CS  SH  SF  HBP  IBB  FO GO  GDP  LOB
===================================================================================================


Pitcher              IP   H  R  ER  BB  SO  WP  HBP  BK  SH  SF  2B  3B  HR  AB  BF  FO  GO
==============================================================================================
Gerrit Cole W        7.0  2  0   0   1   9   0   2    0   1   0   0   1   0  21  25   3   8
Sonny Gray           1.0  1  0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3   0   2
Chad Bettis S        1.0  0  0   0   0   1   0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3   1   1

Team Japan

Code:
Player                AB  R  H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  BB  SO  SB  CS  SH  SF  HBP  IBB  FO GO  GDP  LOB
===================================================================================================
Shingo Kamegai, CF     3  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1    0    0  2   0    0
Shota Ishimine, LF     3  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   1   0   0   1   0   0    0    0  3   0    0
Takahiro Araki, SS     3  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1    0    1  1   0    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ryoji Nakata, 1B       4  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0    0    1  1   0    0
Keiji Nakahara, RF     3  0  1   0    0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  1   0    2
Masayoshi Kato, 3B     3  0  1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0    0    0  2   0    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Shuhei Kojima, DH      3  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0    0    0  0   0    1
Shota Koike, C         2  0  1   0    0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0    0    1  0   0    0
Ryo Hayashizaki, 2B    3  0  0   0    0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0    0    1  1   1    1
===================================================================================================
Totals                27  0  3   0    0   1   0   1  10   1   1   1   0   2    0    4 11   1    4
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Player                AB  R  H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  BB  SO  SB  CS  SH  SF  HBP  IBB  FO GO  GDP  LOB
===================================================================================================


Pitcher              IP   H  R  ER  BB  SO  WP  HBP  BK  SH  SF  2B  3B  HR  AB  BF  FO  GO
==============================================================================================
Kazuhito Futagami L  5.0  6  2   2   1   3   0   0    0   0   0   0   1   0  19  20   4   5
Yusuke Nomura        2.0  2  0   0   0   2   0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   7   7   2   1
Yuhei Nakaushiro     1.0  0  0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3   3   0
Nao Higashihama      1.0  2  1   1   1   1   0   0    0   1   0   0   0   0   4   6   0   2

UPDATE: Sanspo mentions that Cole hit 156km/h (~97mph) on the radar gun 3 times during his start.

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US Roster for 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship Series

by on Jul.11, 2009 @ 11:04 pm, under Other
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A little late in posting, but here is the complete roster for the US Collegiate team that will be playing a 5-game series against Japan, starting today.

From what I've been reading, it'll be Kazuhito Futagami vs. Gerrit Cole in Game 1 of the tournament. Yankee fans will probably recognize Gerritt Cole from the 2008 player draft -- Cole opted for the college and left the Yanks standing at the altar.

Code:
#   Name                  POS     B/T  HT   WT   Birthplace            Yr   School
====================================================================================================
34  Bauer, Trevor         RHP     R/R  6-1  175  N. Hollywood, Calif.  Fr.  UCLA
35  Bettis, Chad          RHP     R/R  6-0  193  Lubbock, Texas        So.  Texas Tech
 7  Brentz, Bryce         RHP/OF  R/R  6-0  180  Crossville, Tenn.     So.  Middle Tennessee State
14  Choice, Michael       OF      R/R  6-0  215  Fort Worth, Texas     So.  UT-Arlington
====================================================================================================
29  Cole, Gerrit          RHP     R/R  6-4  215  Santa Ana, Calif.     Fr.  UCLA
 4  Colon, Christian      IF      R/R  6-0  185  Capey, Puerto Rico    So.  Cal State Fullerton
27  Forsythe, Blake       C       R/R  6-2  220  Memphis, Tenn.        So.  Tennessee
24  Grandal, Yasmani      C       S/R  6-2  210  Havana, Cuba          So.  Miami
====================================================================================================
 2  Gray, Sonny           RHP     R/R  5-11 180  Nashville, Tenn.      Fr.  Vanderbilt
 6  Hague, Rick           IF      R/R  6-2  190  Spring, Texas         So.  Rice
15  Holt, Tyler           OF      R/R  6-0  190  Marion, Ind.          So.  Florida State
17  McGrew, Casey         OF      L/R  6-0  175  Delaware, Ohio        Jr.  Wright State
====================================================================================================
23  Miller, Brad          IF      R/R  6-0  175  Orlando, Fla.         Fr.  Clemson
11  Newman, Matt          OF/LHP  L/L  5-10 170  Phoenix, Ariz.        So.  Arizona State
19  Pepitone, Nick        RHP     R/R  6-6  230  Houston, Texas        So.  Tulane
40  Pomeranz, Drew        LHP     L/L  6-5  231  Memphis, Tenn.        So.  Mississippi
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37  Walz, T.J.            RHP     R/R  6-0  175  Omaha, Neb.           So.  Kansas
 5  Wheeler, Cody         LHP     L/L  5-11 160  Fredericksburg, Va.   So.  Coastal Carolina
 9  Wilkins, Andy         IF      L/R  6-2  225  Broken Arrow, Okla.   So.  Arkansas
30  Wojciechowski, Asher  RHP     R/R  6-4  205  Pensacola, Fla.       So.  The Citadel
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44  Wong, Kolten          OF/C    L/R  5-9  180  Hilo, Hawaii          Fr.  Hawaii
21  Zych, Tony            RHP     R/R  6-3  180  Hazelcrest, Ill.      Fr.  Louisville
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36  Schaffer*, Jeremy     C       R/R  6-1  205  Houston, Texas        Fr.  Tulane
18  Segedin*, Rob         IF/RHP  R/R  6-3  220  Teaneck, N.J.         So.  Tulane
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#   Name                  POS     B/T  HT   WT   Birthplace            Yr   School

* denotes alternates

Source: The College Baseball Blog

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Yuki Saito to start 2nd game of 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championships

by on Jul.09, 2009 @ 12:50 am, under Other
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Yuki Saito will be starting the second game of the 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship Series.

The rotation for the first three games is as follows:

  • Kazuhito Futagami @ Matsuyama on 7/12
  • Yuki Saito @ Tokyo Dome on 7/13
  • Hirokazu Sawamura @ Kleenex Stadium on 7/14

I just might have to try and get myself to the Tokyo Dome for the game on the 13th.

Incidentally, the team got together for it's first practice session at the Hosei practice grounds in Kawasaki on Wednesday. Nao Higashihama tossed a 40-pitch bullpen session.

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Japan’s 22-man Roster for 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship Series

by on Jun.22, 2009 @ 7:46 am, under Other
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Japan's 22-man roster for the 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship Series have been announced.

Pitchers

Code:
NAME                UNIV    YR   HT  WT  T-B  HIGH SCHOOL
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Kazuhito Futagami   Hosei    4  183  80  R-R  Kochi
Yuki Saito          Waseda   3  175  75  R-R  Waseda Jitsugyo
Masahiro Inui       Toyo     3  175  68  L-L  Toyo Himeji
Tatsuya Ohishi      Waseda   3  182  76  R-L  Fukuoka O-hori
Hirokazu Sawamura   Chuo     3  184  86  R-R  Sano Nihon
Tomoyuki Sugano     Tokai    2  185  82  R-R  Tokai Sagami
Yusuke Nomura       Meiji    2  176  72  R-R  Koryo
Yuhei Nakaushiro    Kinki    2  182  73  L-L  Kinki Shingu
Nao Higashihama     Asia     1  181  70  R-R  Okinawa Shogaku

Catchers

Code:
NAME                UNIV    YR   HT  WT  T-B  HIGH SCHOOL
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Shota Koike         Aoyama   3  183  82  R-R  Joso
Takanori Sato       Toyo     3  180  78  R-R  Kasukabe Kyoei

Infielders

Code:
NAME                UNIV    YR   HT  WT  T-B  HIGH SCHOOL
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Ryoji Tanaka        Asia     4  171 115  R-L  Meitoku Gijuku
Shuhei Kojima       Toyo     4  177  73  R-L  Kiryu Daiichi
Masayoshi Kato      Kyushu   4  173  76  R-L  Tohoku
Takahiro Araki      Kinki    4  178  77  R-R  Teikyo Daisan
Ryo Hayashizaki     Toyo     3  174  80  R-R  Toyo Himeji
Keigo Hagihara      Kwansai  1  181  82  R-L  Osaka Toin

Outfielders

Code:
NAME                UNIV    YR   HT  WT  T-B  HIGH SCHOOL
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Keiji Nakahara      Asia     4  181  81  R-R  Musashi Kogyo
Shingo Kamegai      Hosei    4  174  78  R-L  Chukyo
Soichiro Tanaka     Rikkyo   3  175  85  R-L  Saga Nishi
Shota Ishimine      Tokai    3  178  75  R-R  Okinawa Shogaku
Shohei Habu         Waseda   2  180  76  R-L  Koryo

5 games will be played between 7/12-7/16, each in a different locations. The schedule is as follows:

Game 1: 7/12/2009 @ 12:00, Bochan Stadium (Matsuyama)
Game 2: 7/13/2009 @ 18:00, Tokyo Dome
Game 3: 7/14/2009 @ 18:00, Kleenex Stadium
Game 4: 7/15/2009 @ 18:00, Tsuruoka Dream Stadium
Game 5: 7/16/2009 @ 18:00, Jingu Stadium

Rain-out: 7/17/2009, Jingu Stadium

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