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Koshien: Final Day – Konan wins it!

by on Aug.21, 2010 @ 2:51 pm, under Summer Koshien
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Finals Game

13:01 - 14:57 (1h 56m) | Attendance:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
TokaiDai Sagami 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 2
Konan 0 0 0 7 1 5 0 0 x 13 19 1

TokaiDai Sagami

Hifumi L, 6 IP, 36 BF, 106 NP, 16 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 13 R, 12 ER.

Egawa 2 IP, 7 BF, 29 NP, 3 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Watanabe: 2-for-4 - single to center, single to left, strikeout swinging, ground out to the pitcher.

Ijuin: 0-for-3 - sac bunt, fly out to left, ground out to second, ground out to short.

Tanaka: 1-for-3 - walk, ground out to first, infield single, ground out to short.

T. Oshiro: 1-for-4 - DP, fly out to center, fly out to left, single to center.

Hifumi: 1-for-3 - single to left (picked off during K. Oshiro's AB), ground out to third, strikeout swinging.

Egawa: 1-for-1 - single to right.

Fukuyama: 0-for-3 - sac bunt, fly out to left, line out to first, strike out swinging.

Someya: 0-for-3 - fly out to center, ground out to first, ground out to first.

Kiyota: 0-for-1 - foul out to third.

K. Oshiro: 2-for-4, R - ground out to second, single to center, single to center (advance to second on fielding error, E8), ground out to first.

Ijichi: 1-for-2, RBI - HBP, fly out to left, RBI single to left.

Miyazaki 0-for-1 - strikeout swinging (pinch-hit for Ijichi in 9th).

Konan

Shimabukuro W, 9 IP, 36 BF, 121 NP, 9 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R, 1 ER.

Tairiku Kuniyoshi: 2-for-4, 2 R - ground out to short, HBP, single to center, single to left, line out to second.

Kedashiro: 4-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI - single to left, sac bunt, 2-run triple to right-center, single to right, single to center (CS).

Ganeko: 3-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI - walk, ground out to third, RBI infield single, 3-run homer to left, single to left.

Maehira: 1-for-4, RBI - fly out to short, walk, RBI triple to right, fly out to center, strikeout looking (and Kedashiro thrown out trying to steal third).

Mekaru: 1-for-5, 2 R - ground out to short, failed to advance runner on sac bunt, strikeout swinging, double to left, fly out to left.

Yamakawa: 2-for-5, R - ground out to short, single to center, fly out to first, ground out to short, single to left.

Irei: 3-for-4, 3 R, 2 RBI - strikeout swinging, RBI single to center, double to center, RBI triple to right-center.

Nakama 0-for-1 - strikeout swinging (and Yamakawa is throw out trying to steal second; pinch-hit for Irei in 8th).

Shimabukuro: 1-for-4, RBI - ground out to first, ground out to second (also attempted squeeze bunt that led to a run scoring on throwing error, E2), ground out to short, RBI single to right.

Oshiro: 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI - ground out to first, RBI single to left, RBI infield single (CS during Tairiku Kuniyoshi's AB), ground out to third.

Note: Konan sent 11 batters to the plate the 4th. ... Irei was just a homer away from the cycle. ... Okinawa gets their first ever Koshien Tournament victory.  They are also the 6th high school in tournament history to win both the Spring and Fall tournaments in the same year.  The other 5: Sakushin Gakuin (Tochigi) in 1962; Chukyo Shogyo (now ChukyoDai Chukyo, Aichi) in 1966; Minoshima (Wakayama) in 1979; PL Gakuen (Osaka) in 1987; and Yokohama (Kanagawa) in 1998. ... Konan became the third team in tournament history to score 7 runs in one inning during a Finals game.

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General News and Notes

Seems doors to the stadium opened 1h and 25m earlier than originally posted due to the number of people waiting in line (8:35am instead of 10am). In all, 94 people waited in line over night. And by 8:10am, there were apparently 5,650 people waiting in line. By 9:00am, there was an announcement that the stadium was full.

844,000 fans attended the tournament this year.  That's up from the 812,000 fans that attended the Summer Koshien last year.

Koshien: Day Fourteen

by on Aug.20, 2010 @ 1:12 pm, under Summer Koshien
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Game 1

11:01 - 13:06 (2h 05m) | Attendance: 46000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Konan 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 6 13 2
Hotoku Gakuen 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 2

Konan

Shimabukuro W, 9 IP, 40 BF, 159 NP, 10 H, 12 SO, 4 BB, 1 HBP, 5 R, 5 ER.

Tairiku Kuniyoshi: 2-for-5, R - single to left, E4, strikeout swinging, single to center, ground out to short.

Kedashiro: 2-for-3, R, 2 RBI - single to right, HBP, 2-run single to left, sac bunt, fly out to second.

Ganeko: 4-for-5, R, 2 RBI - ground out to first, single to right, RBI single to center, RBI triple to right-center (5-5 tie), single to right.

Maehira: 1-for-4, RBI - DP, ground out to second, DP, RBI single to center (6-5 go ahead), sac bunt.

Mekaru: 2-for-5, R - fly out to third, ground out to second, infield single, bunt single, strikeout swinging.

Yamakawa: 0-for-4 - ground out to third, fly out to right, failed on three bunt attempts, fly out to right.

Irei: 0-for-4 - ground out to second, ground out to second, ground out to second, fly out to first.

Shimabukuro: 2-for-4, R, RBI - ground out to third, sinle to center, RBI single to left, pop out to catcher.

Oshiro: 0-for-4, R - line out to first, E5, ground out to first, ground out to first.

Hotoku Gakuen

Onishi L, 6.1 IP, 30 BF, 86 NP, 10 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 6 R, 3 ER.

Tamura 2.2 IP, 11 BF, 30 NP, 3 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Yashiro: 3-for-4, 2 R - single to center, walk, single to left-center, double to left-center (thrown out trying to get to third), ground out to second.

Tani: 1-for-3 - sac bunt, strikeout swinging, walk, foul out to left, single to right.

Nakashima: 2-for-5, R, 4 RBI - RBI single to right, 3-run triple to left-center, fly out to center, ground out to second, strikeout swinging.

Koshii: 1-for-5, RBI - strikeout looking, RBI single to right, strikeout swinging, fly out to left, strikeout swinging.

Morita: 1-for-3 - HBP, fly out to right, fly out to first, single to left.

Urasaki: 0-for-3 - strikeout swinging, fly out to right, walk, ground out to second.

Kinoshita: 2-for-4, R - single to center, single to center, ground out to first (attempt to turn DP, error on throw back to first, E6, Kinoshita to second), strikeout swinging.

Onishi: 0-for-2 - sac bunt, strikeout looking, fly out to left.

Tamura: 0-for-1 - strikeout looking.

Haseba: 0-for-1 - walk, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging.

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Game 2

13:40 - 16:07 (2h 26m) | Attendance: 38000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
TokaiDai Sagami 2 0 1 0 4 3 0 0 1 11 19 1
Narita 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 14 0

TokaiDai Sagami

Hifumi W, 9 IP, 47 BF, 157 NP, 14 H, 4 SO, 7 BB, 2 HBP, 7 R, 7 ER.

Watanabe: 2-for-5, 2 R, RBI - infield single, ground out to third (bunt), HBP, ground out to first, fly out to center, ground out to the pitcher, RBI double to center and Watanabe gets thrown out trying to advance to third.

Ijuin: 2-for-3, 3 R, RBI - sac bunt, single to center, walk, RBI double to left, fly out to right.

Tanaka: 1-for-4, R, RBI - RBI double to left-center, fly out to left, sac bunt, ground out to short, ground out to the pitcher.

T. Oshiro: 3-for-4, R, 5 RBI - RBI single to right, RBI single to center, 2-run sac fly to center (second run scores on dropped ball by centerfielder), RBI double to left, ground out to first.

Hifumi: 4-for-5, R, RBI - single to right, strikeout swinging, single to left, RBI single to left, double to left.

Fukuyama: 3-for-5, R - ground out to short, single to right, single to center, single to center, ground out to short.

Someya: 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI - ground out to first, sac bunt, 2-run triple to right, fly out to left, infield single.

K. Oshiro: 1-for-4 - fly out to left, ground out to short, fly out to left, single to center, sac bunt.

Ijichi: 1-for-5, R - fly out to right, strikeout swinging, double to center, failed on three bunt attempts, ground out to the pitcher.

Note: Every player in the starting line-up had a hit.

Narita

Nakagawa L, 9 IP, 46 BF, 156 NP, 19 H, 3 SO, 2 BB, 11 R, 11 ER.

Ogi: 2-for-3, R - single to center, strikeout looking, walk, walk, infield single, walk.

Oka: 2-for-5, R - sac bunt, single to right, ground out to second, E3, single to right, strikeout swinging.

Kaneko: 1-for-4 - ground out to the catcher, sac bunt, single to right, DP, DP.

Kondo: 2-for-3, R, RBI - walk, single to right, DP, walk, RBI single to right.

Takahashi: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI - walk, RBI single to left, solo homer to center, fly out to right, single to left.

Kimura: 0-for-3 - fly out to center, HBP, ground out to short, ground out to the pitcher, HBP.

Katsuta: 1-for-4, R, RBI - strikeout swinging, RBI walk, ground out to third, single to left, ground out to third.

Anzui: 2-for-4, R, RBI - single to center, RBI infield single (second runner tried to score and was thrown out), ground out to short, foul out to second.

Takatsuka: fly out to center (pinch-hit in bottom of the 9th for Ishii).

Nakagawa: 1-for-5, 2 RBI - fly out to second, 2-run double to right-center, strikeout swinging, ground out to first, fly out to center.

Note: Narita sent 10 batters to the plate in the 3rd inning.

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Koshien Tournament stats for Hifumi, Tamura, Onishi so far

by on Aug.19, 2010 @ 6:01 pm, under Summer Koshien
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Shinta Hifumi - TokaiDai Sagami (185cm / 84kg / R/ R)

Date IP BF NP H SO BB HBP R ER ERA WHIP BB/9 SO/9
8/19 W CG 9.0 41 153 9 9 2 2 3 3 3.00 1.22 2.0 9.0
8/16 W CG 9.0 32 112 1 6 3 1 0 0 0.00 0.44 3.0 6.0
8/11 W 8.2 38 138 6 3 6 2 3 3 3.11 1.38 6.2 3.1
26.2 111 403 16 18 11 5 6 6 2.02 1.01 3.7 6.1

Ichiro Tamura - Hotoku Gakuen (171cm / 69kg / R / L)

Date IP BF NP H SO BB HBP R ER ERA WHIP BB/9 SO/9
8/19 W 7.2 31 106 5 9 3 1 1 1 1.17 1.04 3.5 10.6
8/17 1.2 8 33 2 3 1 0 1 1 5.39 1.80 5.4 16.2
8/15 2.0 6 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0 4.5
8/10 5.0 24 63 4 1 1 2 2 2 3.60 1.00 1.8 1.8
16.1 69 219 11 14 5 3 4 4 2.20 0.98 2.8 7.7

Kazunari Onishi - Hotoku Gakuen (172cm / 70kg / L / L)

Date IP BF NP H SO BB HBP R ER ERA WHIP BB/9 SO/9
8/19 1.1 4 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
8/17 W 7.1 34 133 12 4 1 0 4 3 3.68 1.77 1.2 4.9
8/15 W 7.0 29 107 8 5 1 0 2 2 2.57 1.29 1.3 6.4
8/10 W 4.0 16 61 2 6 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.75 2.3 13.5
19.2 83 318 22 15 3 0 6 5 2.29 1.27 1.4 6.9


Koshien: Day Thirteen

by on Aug.19, 2010 @ 1:10 pm, under Summer Koshien
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Game 1

11:01 - 13:03 (2h 02m) | Attendance: 30000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
TokaiDai Sagami 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 4 10 11 1
Kyushu Gakuin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 9 3

TokaiDai Sagami

Hifumi W, 9 IP, 41 BF, 153 NP, 9 H, 9 SO, 2 BB, 2 HBP, 3 R, 3ER.

Watanabe: 2-for-4, 3 R - single to right, walk, single to center, ground out to second, ground out to short.

Ijuin: 2-for-4, 2 R - sac bunt, infield single (on sac bunt), E5 (everyone safe), fly out to center, single to right.

Tanaka: 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI - ground ot to first, sac bunt, E5 (everyone safe, one run scores), walk, 2-run triple to right-center.

T. Oshiro: 1-for-4, R, 3 RBI - RBI single to left, sac fly to center, RBI ground out to second, failed to advance runner on sac bunt, fielder's choice (run scores).

Hifumi: 1-for-4, R, RBI - strikeout swinging, fly out to center, pop out to the pitcher, single to left, sac fly to center.

Fukuyama: 2-for-5 - single to center, single to center, fly out to center, strikeout swinging, ground out to second.

Someya: 1-for-4, 2 RBI - ground out to first, failed to advance runner on sac bunt (thrown out trying to advance to second on bad throw), ground out to short, 2-run double to right.

K. Oshiro: 0-for-4 - strikeout swinging, ground out to second, ground out to the pitcher, ground out to short.

Ijichi: 1-for-4, R - fly out to center, foul out to the catcher, ground out to third, bunt single.

Kyushu Gakuin

Watanabe L, 6 IP, 26 BF, 73 NP, 6 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 4 R, 2 ER.

Otsuka 2 IP, 9 BF, 26 NP, 2 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.

Miyazaki 0.2 IP, 6 BF, 15 NP, 3 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 4 R, 4 ER.

Oyamada 0.1 IP, 1 H, 4 NP, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Ii: 2-for-5 - single to left, strikeout swinging, ground out to second, strikeout swinging, single to center.

Hagiwara: 2-for-4 - single to right, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, single to center.

Sakai: 1-for-2, R, 2 RBI - sac bunt, HBP, strikeout looking, 2-run double to left-center.

Iwata: 1-for-1, RBI - RBI single to center (pinch-hitter for Shimoda in 8th).

Note: Watanabe taken out of the game after getting hit in the wrist by a comebacker to the mound in the 6th.

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Game 2

13:41 - 15:27 (1h 47m) | Attendance: 33000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hotoku Gakuen 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 0
Niigata Meikun 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1

Hotoku Gakuen

Tamura W, 7.2 IP, 31 BF, 106 NP, 5 H, 9 SO, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R, 1 ER.

Onishi 1.1 IP, 4 BF, 16 NP, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Yashiro: 1-for-3, R - ground out to third, sac bunt, ground out to first, single to left.

Tani: 0-for-3 - fly out to third, ground out to second, ground out to second, sac bunt.

Nakashima: 3-for-4, 2 RBI - single to left, RBI single to center, fly out to center, RBI single to right.

Koshii: 1-for-4 - ground out to second, single to left, ground out to short, DP.

Morita: 1-for-3 - ground out to short, sac bunt, single to center, ground out to short.

Urasaki: 1-for-4 - ground out to short, single to center, ground out to third, strikeout swinging.

Kinoshita: 0-for-4 - ground out to the pitcher, failed squeeze play (runner thrown out trying to score), ground out to third, strikeout looking.

Tamura: 0-for-2, R - walk, ground out to second, strikeout swinging.

Haseba: 0-for-2 - E5 (sac bunt, everyone safe), ground out to second, ground out to the pitcher.

Niigata Meikun

Ikeda L, 7.1 IP, 29 BF, 95 NP, 6 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 ER.

Kanda 1.2 IP, 5 BF, 25 NP, 1 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Yamamoto: 1-for-3, R - walk, ground out to short, DP, single to right.

Tamura: 2-for-4, RBI - fly out to left, strikeout swinging, single to left, RBI single to left.

Karasawa: 2-for-3 - HBP, single to left, ground out to third, single to left.

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General News and Notes

Katsuya Nomura was in the stands for the first time this tournament.

Koshien Tournament stats for Shimabukuro, Nakagawa so far

by on Aug.18, 2010 @ 5:04 pm, under Summer Koshien
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Yosuke Shimabukuro - Konan (171cm / 62kg / L / L)

Date IP BF NP H SO BB HBP R ER ERA WHIP BB/9 SO/9
8/18 W 8.0 33 120 9 8 0 0 3 3 3.38 1.13 0.0 9.0
8/17 W CG 9.0 35 141 6 10 3 0 1 1 1.00 1.00 3.0 10.0
8/15 W CG 9.0 38 126 8 12 3 0 2 2 2.00 1.22 3.0 12.0
8/10 W 7.0 29 116 5 7 3 0 0 0 0.00 1.14 3.9 9.0
33.0 135 503 28 37 9 0 6 6 1.64 1.12 2.5 10.1

Ryo Nakagawa - Narita (180cm / 73kg / R / R)

Date IP BF NP H SO BB HBP R ER ERA WHIP BB/9 SO/9
8/18 W CG 9.0 37 144 10 8 2 0 3 3 3.00 1.33 2.0 8.0
8/17 W CG 9.0 36 116 7 4 2 0 5 3 3.00 1.00 2.0 4.0
8/13 W CG 9.0 37 125 11 10 0 1 2 2 2.00 1.22 0.0 10.0
8/7 W CG 9.0 35 129 6 14 1 0 1 0 0.00 0.78 1.0 14.0
36.0 145 514 34 36 5 1 11 8 2.00 1.08 1.3 9.0

Koshien: Day Twelve

by on Aug.18, 2010 @ 1:35 pm, under Summer Koshien
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Game 1

11:01 - 13:12 (2h 11m) | Attendance: 25000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Narita 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 9 0
Kanto Ichi 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 10 1

Narita

Nakagawa W, 9 IP, 37 BF, 150 NP, 10 H, 8 SO, 2 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.

Ogi: 2-for-5, R - ground out to second, ground out to second, single to left, single to left, fly out to right.

Oka: 2-for-4, R - infield single, fly out to center, failed to advance runner on sac bunt, sac bunt, bunt single.

Kaneko: 0-for-3, 2 R - HBP, HBP, ground out to second, ground out to second, sac bunt.

Kondo: 1-for-3, RBI - walk, sac bunt, fly out to short, RBI single to right, fly out to right.

Takahashi: 0-for-4, R, RBI - RBI ground out to first, walk, strikeout looking, ground out to second, fly out to left.

Kimura: 2-for-4, 2 RBI - 2-run triple to right-center, single to center, fly out to right (diving catch), fly out to center.

Katsuta: 0-for-3, RBI - strikeout swinging, sac fly to center, fly out to second, strikeout swinging.

Anzui: 0-for-3, R - ground out to short, walk, ground out to third, single to right.

Nakagawa: 1-for-3, RBI - sac bunt, ground out to third, strikeout swinging, RBI double to center.

Kanto Ichi

Ide L, 2.1 IP, 15 BF, 45 NP, 3 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 2 HBP, 4 R, 4 ER.

Shirai 6.2 IP, 26 BF, 86 NP, 5 H, 3 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.

Yamashita: 2-for-4, R - single to center, walk, fly out to center, single to center, fly out to right (long-running catch to the corner in right).

Ito: 1-for-4, R, RBI - fly out to center, fly out to right, strikeout looking, RBI single to right.

Miyashita: 1-for-4 - strikeout looking, strikeout swinging, double to left, strikeout swinging.

Honma:: 1-for-4, RBI - ground out to short, fly out to center, ground out to short, RBI double to center.

Saito: 3-for-4, R - fly out to right, triple to left-center, single to left, double to right-center.

Shirai: 1-for-3, RBI - strikeout looking, RBI single to left, strikeout swinging.

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Game 2

13:49 - 16:03 (2h 14m) | Attendance: 30000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seiko Gakuin 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 3
Konan 0 2 1 3 1 0 0 3 x 10 15 1

Seiko Gakuin

Saiuchi L, 3.2 IP, 20 BF, 63 NP, 10 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 6 R, 3 ER.

Haga 4.1 IP, 20 BF, 67 NP, 5 H, 0 SO, 2 BB, 4 R, 4 ER.

Murashima: 3-for-5 - strikeout swinging, single to right, single to left, fly out to center, infield single.

Masahiro Endo: 2-for-4, R - double to left, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, infield single.

H. Saito: 1-for-4, R, RBI - RBI double to right, strikeout swinging, fly out to left, fly out to left.

Hoshi: 1-for-4, R, RBI - RBI double to left, ground out to short, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging.

Saiuchi: 1-for-2, RBI - RBI single to left, fly out to left.

Konan

Shimabukuro W, 8 IP, 33 BF, 120 NP, 9 H, 8 SO, 0 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.

Kawamitsu 1 IP, 5 BF, 31 NP, 1 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Tairiku Kuniyoshi: 3-for-4, 2 R - single to right, single to left, single to left, ground out to second, walks.

Kedashiro: 3-for-4, 2, 5 RBI - sac bunt, single to left, 2-run triple to right-center, fly out to left, 2-run double to center.

Ganeko: 0-for-3: fly out to center, sac bunt, E4 (and run scores), ground out to first, walk.

Maehira: 1-for-5: ground out to short, single to center, grounds out to second, ground out to second, ground out to first.

Mekaru: 3-for-4, 2 R, RBI - single to center, RBI single to right, single to right, fly out to center,

Yamakawa: 1-for-3, RBI - sac bunt, DP, RBI single to right, ground out to first,

Irei: 1-for-4, R, RBI - RBI triple to right-center, strikeout swinging, DP, ground out to short,

Shimabukuro: 1-for-3, 2 R, RBI - sac fly to right, E4, ground out to second, single to right,

Oshiro: 2-for-3, R - single to right, sac bunt, ground out to third, single to right,

Note: Tairiku Kuniyoshi had collected a hit in 6 straight at bats until he grounded out to second in the 6th inning (his fourth AB of the game).

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Tournament Notes

Semifinals

Game 1

Winner of Hotoku Gakuen - Niigata Meikun will play winner of Konan - Seiko Gakuin.

Game 2

Winner of TokaiDai Sagami - Kyushu Gakuin will play Narita

Koshien: Day Eleven

by on Aug.17, 2010 @ 11:13 am, under Summer Koshien
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Game 1

8:30 - 10:27 (2h 07m) | Attendance: 27000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Narita 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 6 14 2
Kita Otsu 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 7 0

Narita

Nakagawa W, 9 IP, 36 BF, 115 NP, 7 H, 4 SO, 2 BB, 5 R, 3 ER.

Ogi: 4-for-5, 2 R, RBI - single to right, ground out to short, single to left, RBI single to right, infield single.

Kondo: 2-for-3, R, RBI - DP, sac bunt, single to left, RBI single to left, HBP.

Takahashi: 3-for-4, R, 2 RBI - walk, ground out to the pitcher, RBI triple to center, double to right, RBI double to left.

Kimura: 1-for-4, RBI - pop fly to pitcher on sac bunt attempt, ground out to the pitcher, RBI single to center, sac bunt, ground out to short.

Kita Otsu

Okamoto 6.2 IP, 28 BF, 82 NP, 10 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 5 R, 5 ER.

Yokoe 0.1 IP, 3 BF, 15 NP, 1 H, 0 SO, 2 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Okamoto L, 2 IP, 11 BF, 21 NP, 3 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R, 1 ER.

Kitabayashi: 1-for-3, 2 R - walk, fly out to first, ground out to the pitcher, single to center.

Yamaguchi: 3-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI - RBI triple to right, 2-run homer to left-center, fly out to center, RBI single to left.

Kitano: 1-for-4, RBI - fly out to center, strikeout swinging, ground out to short, RBI single to left.

Note: Yamaguchi was responsible for hitting the tournament's 1,300th home run.

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Game 2

11:04 - 13:54 (2h 50m) | Attendance: 44000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Wase Jitsu 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 6 14 1
Kanto Ichi 0 0 3 0 2 0 4 1 x 10 11 0

Wase Jitsu

Suzuki L, 5 IP, 24 BF, 103 NP, 6 H, 8 SO, 0 BB, 3 HBP, 5 R, 5 ER.

Yagi 1.1 IP, 9 BF, 38 NP, 2 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 4 R, 4 ER.

Suzuki 1.2 IP, 11 BF, 37 NP, 3 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 3 HBP, 1 R, 1 ER.

Shigenobu: 3-for-4, 5 RBI - walk, walk, 2-run single to center (thrown out trying to advance to second), DP, single to left, 3-run double to left.

Manabe: 3-for-4 - walk, fly out to left, double to left, single to left, infield single (sac bunt), walk.

Onoda: 2-for-3, R - walk, triple to left-center, single to center, HBP, ground out to short.

Uchida: 1-for-1, RBI - RBI infield single (pinch-hit in the 7th for Sugai).

Fukasawa: 1-for-2, 2 R - infield single, walk, walk, fly out to center, walk.

Kanto Ichi

Shirai W, 9 IP, 48 BF, 176 NP, 14 H, 3 SO, 9 BB, 1 HBP, 6 R, 6 ER.

Yamashita: 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI - strikeout swinging, 2-run homer to right, HBP, fly out to center, HBP.

Shibusawa: 1-for-3, 2 R - strikeout swinging, single to left, sac bunt, walk, ground out to third (bunt single attempt).

Ito: 1-for-4, R, RBI - ground out to the pitcher, RBI double to center, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, HPB.

Honma: 2-for-5, R, 4 RBI - strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, 2-run triple to right-center, 2-run single to left, foul out to the catcher.

Haketa: 3-for-5 R, RBI - ground out to short, single to right, strikes out swinging, single to left (advanced to second on throw), RBI single to center.

Koyama: 1-for-3, 2 RBI - strikeout swinging, sac bunt, E6, 2-run sngle to left, HBP.

Note: Kanto Ichi sent 10 batters to the plate in the 7th inning.

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Game 3

14:31 - 17:08 (2h 37m) | Attendance: 42000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hotoku Gakuen 0 0 2 1 1 2 2 0 5 13 20 1
Saga Gakuen 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 5 14 2

Hotoku Gakuen

Onishi W, 7.1 IP, 34 BF, 133 NP, 12 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 4 R, 4 ER.

Tamura 1.2 IP, 8 BF, 33 NP, 2 H, 3 SO, 1 BB, 1 R, 0 ER.

Yashiro: 2-for-5, 3 R, RBI - ground out to short, single to right, ground out to third, single to right, ground out to second, RBI walk.

Tani: 3-for-6, 2 R, 3 RBI - ground out to the catcher (bunt), RBI single to left, single to right, 2-run double to center, ground out to first, ground out to second (everyone safe on throwing error E4, two runs score).

Nakashima: 3-for-6, 2 RBI - strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, infield single, ground out to short, triple to right-center, 2-run single to center.

Koshii: 2-for-5, R, 2 RBI - ground out to the pitcher, RBI infield single, RBI single to center, walk, fly out to left, ground out to first.

Kinoshita: 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI - ground out to short, walk, strikeout swinging, RBI double to left-cneter, infield single.

Urasaki: 3-for-4, 2 R, RBI - foul out to third, sac bunt, single to center, RBI single to center, single to left.

Onishi: 2-for-2, R, RBI - single to center, RBI triple to right, sac bunt, sac bunt.

Saga Gakuen

Mineshita L, 6 IP, 30 BF, 110 NP, 12 H, 3 SO, 1 BB, 6 R, 6 ER.

Yamaguchi 2 IP, 10 BF, 30 NP, 3 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.

Kouo 0.2 IP, 6 BF, 19 NP, 4 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.

Mineshita 0.1 IP, 3 BF, 8 NP, 1 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 4 R, 0 ER.

G. Kitamura: 1-for-5, RBI - fly out to right, ground out to second, fly out to center, strikeout swinging, RBI single to center.

T. Shibasaki: 2-for-4, RBI - strikeout swinging, walk, ground out to short, single to left, RBI single to center.

Yamaguchi: 2-for-5, R - ground out to second, fly out to center, single to left, single to left, ground out to first.

Urase: 2-for-4, RBI - sac bunt, single to left, RBI single to left, ground out to third, strikeout looking.

Mineshita: 3-for-5, R - single to left, ground out to the pitcher, single to left, single to left, fly out to short.

Kaihara: 2-for-3, R, 2 RBI - sac fly to center, ground out to the pitcher, single to right, RBI single to left.

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Game 4

17:41 - 19:58 (2h 17m) | Attendance:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Sendai Ikuei 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Konan 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 x 4 8 0

Sendai Ikuei

Tanaka L, 3.1 IP, 20 BF, 73 NP, 7 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 4 R, 3 ER.

Kimura 4.2 IP, 15 BF, 67 NP, 1 H, 6 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Sanpei: 1-for-3, R, RBI - solo homer to right, walk, fly out to center, strikeout swinging.

Konan

Shimabukuro W, 9 IP, 35 BF, 141 NP, 6 H, 10 SO, 3 BB, 1 R, 1ER.

Tairiku Kuniyoshi: 3-for-3, R, RBI - single to center, single to left, single to center, walk.

Ganeko: 1-for-4, R, RBI - RBI single to right, ground out to third, strikeout looking, fly out to right.

Mekaru: 0-for-2, RBI - sac fly to center, sac bunt, ground out to short, strikeout swinging.

Yamakawa: 2-for-4 - single to right, single to right, strikeout swinging, ground out to second.

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General News and Notes

Through the first 10 days of the tournament, total attendance is 612,000.  That's up 30,000 from last season.

Tournament Notes

Narita will play Kanto Ichi.

Seiko Gakuin will play Konan.

TokaiDai Sagami will play Kyushu Gakuin.

Niigata Meikun will play Hotoku Gakuen.

Koshien: Day Ten

by on Aug.16, 2010 @ 11:35 am, under Summer Koshien
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Game 1

8:30 - 10:00 (1h 30m) | Attendance: 29000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toki Sho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
TokaiDai Sagami 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 x 3 6 0

Toki Sho

Yada L, 4 IP, 19 BF, 56 NP, 4 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 2 HBP, 2 R, 1 ER.

Maeda 4 IP, 14 BF, 52 NP, 2 H, 4 SO, 0 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.

Ito: 1-for-1 - single to left (pinch-hitter for Miyauchi in 8th).

TokaiDai Sagami

Hifumi W, 9 IP, 32 BF, 112 NP, 1 H, 6 SO, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 0 R, 0 ER.

T. Oshiro: 1-for-4, RBI - fly out to left, fly out to right, fly out to left, RBI single to left.

Hifumi: 2-for-4, R - infield single, double to left, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging.

Someya: 1-for-3, 2 RBI - ground out to second, 2-run single to center, strikeout swinging.

Note: Hifumi had a no-hitter going until Ito hit a single to left i n the 8th. ... Someya suffered a fracture in his right thumb during a practice game in May and almost missed the Kanagawa regional tournaments.  He told reporters he was grateful for the opportunity to play and that that in turn has allowed him to play well.

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Game 2

10:45 - 12:38 (1h 53m) | Attendance: 46000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Riseisha 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 0
Seiko Gakuin 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 x 5 11 0

Riseisha

Iizuka 5 IP, 21 BF, 62 NP, 6 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 2 R, 2 ER.

Taira L, 3 IP, 15 BF, 43 NP, 5 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 2 HBP, 3 R, 3 ER.

Yamada: 2-for-3, R, 2 RBI - walk, single to left, 2-run homer to left, fly out to right.

Seiko Gakuin

Saiuchi W, 9 IP, 32 BF, 140 NP, 5 H, 10 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.

Yamaguchi: 2-for-3, R - sac bunt, single to right, fly out to center, single to right.

Sanpei: 1-for-2, RBI - walk, RBI double to left, HBP, popped out to first on sac bunt attempt.

Saito: 2-for-3, R, 2 RBI - sac bunt, single to left, single to center, 2-run homer to right.

Saiuchi: 2-for-3, R, 2 RBI - fly out to right, solo homer to left, sac bunt, RBI single to left.

Note: Hoshi struck in the chest (while squaring around to bunt) with a baseball in his at bat during the bottom of the 8th inning and piggy-backed off the field.  Hoshi was later diagnosed with a contusion on his left chest and will require at least a week for a full recovery.

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Game 3

13:16 - 14:59 (1h 43m) | Attendance: 34000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nishi Nippon TanDaiFu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Niigata Meikun 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 1 6 1

Nishi Nippon TanDaiFu

Mori L, 8 IP, 32 BF, 108 NP, 6 H, 4 SO, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.

Kaneko: 2-for-3 - single to left, fly out to center, sac bunt, double to center.

Niigata Meikun

Ikeda 5.1 IP, 22 BF, 82 NP, 6 H, 3 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Kanda W, 3.2 IP, 12 BF, 43 NP, 2 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Tamura: 0-for-3, R - ground out to first, ground out to second, walk, ground out to third.

Urushihara: 2-for-4 - ground out to short, single to center, double off third, ground out to third.

Mato: 1-for-2, RBI - strikeout swinging, sac bunt, RBI single to left.

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Game 4

15:45 - 18:15 (2h 31m) | Attendance: 22000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Kyushu Gakuin 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 8 12 1
Kagoshima Jitsu 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 7 15 1

Kyushu Gakuin

Watanabe W, 10 IP, 44 BF, 154 NP, 15 H, 9 SO, 0 BB, 7 R, 7 ER.

Ii: 1-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI - strikeout swinging, 2-run single to right, walk, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, fly out to center.

Yamashita: 2-for-5, R, 2 RBI - ground out to short, RBI single to left, RBI single to left, fly out to center (diving catch), failed to advance runner on sac bunt.

Hagiwara: 3-for-4, R, 1 RBI - ground out to second, RBI single to right, single to right, solo homer to right, walk.

Watanabe: 2-for-3, 2 R - single to left, walk, ground out to third, triple to left-center, sac bunt.

Shimoda: 2-for-3, R, 2RBI - sac bunt (safe on throwing error E1), fly out to center, single to left, RBI squeeze, RBI single to left.

Kagoshima Jitsu

Yokai 4 IP, 18 BF, 62 NP, 4 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 4 R, 1 ER.

Noda L 6 IP, 29 BF, 98 NP, 8 H, 3 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 4 R, 3 ER.

Yokai: 3-for-5, R, RBI - single to right, single to right, ground out to first, fly out to second, RBI single to center.

Kawasaki: 1-for-5, R, RBI - strikeout swinging, ground out to first, fly out to center, double to right, RBI ground out to second.

Hamada: 2-for-5, R, RBI - ground out to short, single to right, ground out to short, RBI double to left-center, ground out to first.

Toyozumi: 1-for-2, R, RBI - failed to advance runner on sac bunt, RBI single to left.

Sekiyama: 2-for-5, RBI - strikeout swinging, RBI single to left, single to left (thrown out trying to stretch into a double), fly out to center, strikeout looking.

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Seems about 200 people have gone down with heat disease (heatstroke) over the first 9 days of the tournament.

Koshien: Day Nine

by on Aug.15, 2010 @ 3:10 pm, under Summer Koshien
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Game 1

9:30 - 11:33 (2h 03m) | Attendance: 47000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hotoku Gakuen 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 8 1
Fukui Sho 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 1

Hotoku Gakuen

Onishi W, 7 IP, 107 NP, 8 H, 5 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER

Tamura 2 IP, 6 BF, 17 NP, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Yashiro: 1-for-4, R - triple to center, fly out to center, fly out to left, fly out to left, walk.

Tani - 1-for-3, R, RBI - sac fly to center, ground out to short, single to left, ground out to second, sac bunt.

Morita: 1-for-4, RBI - foul out to right, ground out to short, RBI single to left, ground out to second.

Kinoshita: 1-for-4; R, RBI - ground out to short, single to left, RBI ground out to short, ground out to third.

Onishi: 1-for-3, RBI - fails on three bunt attempts, RBI single to right, ground out to short.

Fukui Sho

Y. Hasegaawa L, 5 IP, 25 BF, 91 NP, 6 H, 1 SO, 3 BB, 4 R, 4 ER.

Fujita 4 IP, 15 BF, 55 NP, 2 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Uchiyama: 1-for-3, R - ground out to third, strikeout swinging, double to left-center.

Korome: 1-for-4, RBI - fly out to left, RBI single to right, ground out to second, fly out to right.

T. Hasegaawa: 2-for-3, RBI - strikeout swinging, infield single, RBI single to right.

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Game 2

12:11 - 14:21 (2h 10m) | Attendance: 47000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Konan 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 8 13 0
Meitoku Gijuku 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 2

Konan

Shimabukura W, 9 IP, 38 BF, 126 NP, 8 H, 12 SO, 3 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.

Tairiku Kuniyoshi: 2-for-5, 2 R - triple to right-center, line out to third, single to center, fly out to short, ground out to short.

Kedashiro: 1-for-3, 2 R - walk, strikeout swinging, E1 (bunt), fly out to center, single to center,

Ganeko: 1-for-4, RBI - walk, foul out to third, RBI single to right, fly out to center, ground out to second.

Mekaru: 2-for-4, 3 RBI - RBI single to left, ground out to first, sac fly to left, fly out to center, RBI single to left.

Irei: 2-for-5, 2 R, RBI - ground out to short, solo homer to left, single to center, fly out to center, ground out to third.

Shimabukura: 2-for-3, R - single to left, fly out to first, sac bunt, double to left-center (advance to third on bad throw, E7).

Oshiro: 1-for-1, R, 2 RBI - sac bunt, walk, RBI double to center, squeeze bunt.

Note: Every player in the starting line-up collected at least one hit.

Meitoku Gijuku

Maeda L, 4 IP, 17 BF, 65 NP, 4 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.

Yamada 0 IP, 3 BF, 13 NP, 1 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 ER.

Iwamoto: 4.2 IP, 20 BF, 71 NP, 6 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 3 R, 2 ER.

Omatsu: .1 IP, 3 BF, 4 NP, 2 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Kitagawa: 2-for-3, 2 R - single to center, walk, double to right-center, strikeout swinging,

Sakita: 2-for-4, RBI - single to center, strikeout looking, RBI double to left, foul out to first.

Sugihara: 1-for-4, RBI - RBI single to right, fly out to second, ground out to second, ground out to second

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Game 3

14:57 - 18:07 (3h 11m) | Attendance: 37000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Sendai Ikuei 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 18 0
Nobeoka Gakuen 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 16 4

Sendai Ikuei

Kimura 2 IP, 15 BF, 39 NP, 8 H, 1 SO, BB, 7 R, 7 ER.

Tanaka W, 10 IP, 39 BF, 116 NP, 8 H, 12 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 0 R, 0 ER.

Shoji: 2-for-6, 2 R, RBI - E4, RBI single to center, walk, fly out to second, fly out to right, single to center, fly out to short.

Sato: 3-for-6, R. RBI - single to right (run scores on throw, Sato to third, E9), RBI single to left, ground out to short, ground out to third, single to center, strikeout swinging.

Inoue: 3-for-6, R, RBI - fly out to second, RBI single to center, double to left, infield single, foul out to right, fly out to center.

Saga: 2-for-5, RBI - strikeout swinging, ground out to short, RBI single to right, single to left, fly out to center, sac bunt.

Tanaka: 2-for-6, 2 R -single to center, line out to short, ground out to first, fly out to left, ground out to short, single to left.

Hino: 3-for-5, R, 3 RBI - RBI double to right, single to center, ground out to second, sac bunt, fly out to right, 2-run single to center.

Nobeoka Gakuen

Sakamoto 1.2 IP, 12 BF, 42 NP, 5 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 6 R, 3 ER.

Oshikawa .1 IP, 2 BF, 12 NP, 1 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Sakamoto L, 10 IP, 42 BF, 116 NP, 12 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 4 R, 4 ER.

Kurogi: 2-for-4, R - single to center, strikeout swinging, ground out to short, double to center, sac bunt, sac bunt.

Hamada: 3-for-6, 2 R. 2 RBI - 2-run double to right, infield single, strikeout looking, ground out to second, single to right, ground out to second.

Y. Yokoyama: 2-for-4, 4 RBI - RBI infield single, 3-run triple to right-center, strikeout swinging, popped out to pitcher on bunt, walk, HBP.

Sakamoto: 2-for-6, RBI - single to center, RBI triple to center, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, ground out to first, strikeout swinging.

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Koshien: Day Eight

by on Aug.14, 2010 @ 3:53 pm, under Summer Koshien
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Game 1

8:30 - 10:38 (2h 08m) | Attendance: 39000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kita Otsu 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 2 0 9 18 3
Maebashi Sho 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 x 3 9 2

Kita Otsu

Okamoto W, 9 IP, 32 BF, 122 NP, 9 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.

Ono: 3-for-5, R - single to left, single to right, ground out to second, single to left, ground out to first.

Yamaguchi: 2-for-5, R, 3 RBI - fly out to second, ground out to short, single to center, RBI double to left, 2-run double to right-center.

Kitano: 4-for-5, R - single to left, double to left, double down the third base line, strikeoutm double to right.

Nakamura: 3-for-4, R, 3 RBI - sac bunt, RBI single to left, foul out to first, 2-run triple to left, bunt single.

Murai: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI - solo homer to left, RBI single to right, ground out to third, E3, foul out to third.

Note: The offense collected at least one hit in every inning. ... Murai has hit a homer in two straight Koshien games. ... Okamoto's streak of not allowing a walk ended at 53 innings.

Maebashi Sho

Noguchi L, 6.1 IP, 31 BF, 92 NP, 13 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 7 R, 7 ER.

Morisawa: 2-for-5 - ground out to short, single to right, single to center, fly out to center, ground out to second.

Saito: 2-for-4, RBI - infield single, sac fly to right, single to center, ground out to the pitcher, ground out to short.

Goto: 2-for-4, R - ground out to short, ground out to second, triple to right, single to right

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Game 2

11:11 - 13:23 (2h 12m) | Attendance: 47000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kanto Ichi 3 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 11 17 1
Yugakukan 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 8 2

Kanto Ichi

Shirai W, 9 IP, 39 BF, 159 NP, 8 H, 8 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 4 R, 4 ER.

Yamashita: 3-for-5, 3 R, 2 RBI - single to center, 2-run homer to right, single to left, foul out to first, strikeout swinging.

Ito: 3-for-5, 3 R, 3 RBI - RBI double to right, single to left, 2-run single to left, ground out to short, strikeout looking.

Miyashita: 5-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI - RBI triple to left-center, 2-run homer left-center, RBI single to center, single to left, single to left.

Honma: 3-for-4, RBI - RBI single to right, ground out to third, sac bunt, infield hit (bunt), single to right.

Note: Miyashita was a double away from becoming the 6th player in tournament history to hit for the cycle.

Yugakukan

Tsuchikura L, 2 IP, 13 BF, 40 NP, 8 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 7 R, 7 ER.

Kanai 7 IP, 30 BF, 96 NP, 9 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 4 R, 4 ER.

Mizuno: 2-for-5, RBI - fly out to center, ground out to second, RBI single to center, ground out to second, single to left.

Taniguchi: 1-for-5, RBI - strikeout swinging, ground out to first, RBI double to left, strikeout swinging, ground out to second.

Yamanaka: 2-for-4, RBI - E5, RBI single to left, strikeout looking, single to left.

Tsuchikura: 1-for-3, RBI - strikeout looking, walk, RBI triple to left, fly out to center.

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Game 3

13:59 - 16:56 (2h 57m) | Attendance: 47000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Wase Jitsu 7 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 2 21 25 3
Chukyo Dai Chukyo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 6 13 3

Wase Jitsu

Suzuki W, 8 IP, 35 BF, 115 NP, 10 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 5 R, 5 ER.

Uchida 1 IP, 7 BF, 32 NP, 3 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 1 R, 0 ER.

Shigenobu: 5-for-6, 3 R, 4 RBI - fly out to left, RBI single to right, single to left, single to left, 2-run single to center, walk, RBI double to right-center.

Manabe: 5-for-7, 3 R, 2 RBI - single to center, RBI single to center, ground out to pitcher (failed sac bunt), single to left, bunt single, ground out to first, RBI double to right-center.

Yasuda: 4-for-6, 3 R, 4 RBI - HBP, single to right, ground out to second, 2-run single to center, 2-run single to center, infield single, fly out to left.

Onoda: 3-for-7, 2 R, 3 RBI - RBI single off short, fly out to center, ground out to the pitcher, single to left, 2-run double to right-center, fly out to center, ground out to third.

Tsuchiya: 2-for-7, R, RBI - RBI single to left, single to right, ground out to second, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, foul out to first, fly out to left.

Fukasawa: 1-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI - 3-run double to left, fly out to center, fly out to center, E4, ground out to second, walk,

Suzuki: 3-for-4, 4 R - single to right, single to right, infield single, walk, ground out to first, walk

Note: Wase Jitsu sent 13 players to the plate in the first inning and 16 players in the 5th inning. ... Sugai was taken out of the game after he took a thrown ball off his face while playing defense in the 9th.  Sugai was taken to the hospital and required two stitches to close a laceration on his upper lip.  His two front teeth were also a little loose and had to be secured with plastic.

Chukyo Dai Chukyo

Asano L, .2 IP, 12 BF, 41 NP, 8 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 7 R, 5 ER.

Morimoto 3.2 IP, 28 BF, 109 NP, 14 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 12 R, 11 ER.

Takeuchi 3.2 IP, 13 BF, 57 NP, 1 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Morimoto: 1 IP, 6 BF, 23 NP, 2 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.

Ogiso: 2-for-5, 3 R - single to center, ground out to first, grounds out to first, double to left-center, E4

Morimoto: 3-for-5, R, RBI - single to right, strikeout swinging, fly out to center, RBI single to right, infield single,

Isomura: 2-for-3, R, RBI - walk, single to center, fly out to first, walk,RBI single to left.

Horii: 2-for-5, RBI - single to right, foul out to right, fly out to center, RBI single to center, fly out to center.

Note: Chukyo scored their first run on a throwing error (E9) in the first. ... The 21 runs allowed and the 25 hits allowed all set new highs for Chukyo.

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Game 4

17:28 - 19:10 (1h 42m) | Attendance: 24000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nagasaki NichiDai 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Saga Gakuen 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 3 7 1

Nagasaki NichiDai

Nakamura L, 8 IP, 31 BF, 96 NP, 7 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 3 R, 1 ER.

Higa: 2-for-4, R - single to center, E6, single to right, strikeout swinging.

Yamashita: 2-for-4, 2 RBI - 2-run single to right, foul out to the catcher, fly out to center, single to left.

Hirata: 2-for-3 -single to left, single to center, fly out to second, sac bunt.

Note: After giving up a single with 2 outs in the 3rd, Nakamura retired 16 straight batters.

Saga Gakuen

Mineshita W, 9 IP, 37 BF, 127 NP, 8H, 8 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 2 R, 2 ER.

Kitamura: 1-for-4, RBI - fly out to center, RBI single to center, fly out to right, fly out to center.

T. Shibasaki: 2-for-4, R, RBI - double to right-center, RBI double to left, fly out to left, ground out to short.

Noguchi: 1-for-4, RBI - RBI double to right, ground out to third, ground out to short,fly out to short.

Note: Mineshita tossed his 7th straight complete game (going back to the regional tournaments).

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It seems team towels are selling very well at Koshien Stadium this year (helped by the hot weather). Pennants are also selling fairly well, with sales for TokaiDai Sagami, Narita, and Wase Jitsu pennants doing particularly well.

Sadaharu Oh was at Koshien Stadium for the second time this tournament. Not sure if he was there for the entire day, but he did catch the Wase Jitsu game (his alma mater).

At the end of the 5th inning, an announcement at Koshien Stadium revealed that there were 39,000 fans in attendance.  However, by 10:10am, there was another announcement informing everyone at the stadium that they had their second full house (47,000) of the tournament.