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[7/11/2013] Japan takes University Baseball Championship with 7-4 victory in final game

by on Jul.12, 2013 @ 2:10 am, under College
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Jingu Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
USA 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
Japan 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 x 7

Start: 18:03 | End: 21:03 | Japan takes series, 3-2.

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USA

Hitting

    AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP
[6] Turner, Trea 4 1 1 0 1 1
[4] Bregman, Alex 4 2 1 0 0 1
[D] Schwarber, Kyle 4 0 0 0 1 1
[5] Chapman, Matt 5 0 1 1 2 0
[3] Sparks, Taylor 5 0 2 1 2 0
[7] Conforto, Michael 4 0 0 0 0 0
[2] Greiner, Grayson 3 1 0 0 1 1
[9] Zimmer, Brad 3 0 0 0 2 0
[8] Cousino, Austin 4 0 2 1 2 0

Pitching

  NP BF IP H SO BB/HBP R ER
Weaver, Luke 53 14 3.0 6 0 0 3 3
Finnegan, Brandon 19 5 0.2 1 1 2 2 1
Berg, David 31 9 2.1 2 2 0 2 2
Ferrell, Riley 15 3 1.0 0 2 0 0 0
Burr, Ryan 15 3 1.0 0 1 1 0 0

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Japan

Hitting

    AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP
[7] Okido, Shori 4 1 1 1 0 0
[6] Nishiura, Naomichi 3 1 1 0 1 0
[4] Kawai, Kanji 4 1 2 1 1 0
[D] Umeno, Ryutaro 4 1 2 2 1 0
[8] Nakamura, Shogo 4 1 2 2 0 0
[9] Yoshida, Masataka 3 0 0 0 1 1
R Oshiro, Koji 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Egoshi, Taiga 0 0 0 0 0 0
[3] Oka, Hiromi 3 1 0 0 2 1
[5] Fujioka, Yudai 2 1 0 0 0 1
[2] Minei, Hiroki 3 0 1 1 0 0

Pitching

  NP BF IP H SO BB/HBP R ER
Yamasaki, Sachiya 65 19 3.1 5 3 2 3 3
Sekiya, Ryota 83 20 5.0 2 6 2 1 1
Yamasaki, Yasuaki 12 2 0.2 0 2 0 0 0

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Top of the 1st inning

Turner - Ks on 132km/h slider
Bregman - G1 on 118km/h curve
Schwarber - G3 on curve, reaches on fielding E3, advances to third on fielding E9
Chapman - G6 on 3-2 change

Bottom of the 1st inning

Okido - G4 on 150km/h fastball
Nishiura - 1B8 on 152km/h fastball
Kawai - 1B9 on 149km/h fastball
Umeno - 1B7 on 125km/h slider, bases loaded
Nakamura - 1B9 (RBI), Japan up 1-0
Yoshida - G5 (DP)

Top of the 2nd inning

Sparks - 1B8 on curve
Conforto - G4, runner on second
Greiner - G6, runner on third
Zimmer - Kl on 131km/h change

Bottom of the 2nd inning

Oka - G5
Fujioka - F8 on 149km/h fastball
Minei - F9

Top of the 3rd inning

Cousino - 1B9
Turner - G4, runner on first
Bregman - (Turner steals second on first pitch and then third on the fourth pitch), BB
Schwarber - (run scores on a WP, tied 1-1), K reaches on WP, runners on first and third
Chapman - 1B7 (RBI), USA up 2-1
Sparks - F7
Conforto - G3

Bottom of the 3rd inning

Okido - 1B4
Nishiura - sac bunt, runner to second
Kawai - 1B9, runners advance on fielding E9, one run scores, Kawai to third, tied 2-2
Umeno - run scores on G5, Japan up 3-2
Nakamura - F6

Top of the 4th inning

Greiner - BB
Zimmer - Sac bunt, runner to second
Cousino - sharp liner toward first gets into right (RBI), advances to second on throw, tied 3-3
Turner - 1B9, runners on first and third
*** Pitching change: Sekiya in for S. Yamasaki
Bregman - L5
Schwarber - BB, bases loaded
Chapman - Ks on change

Bottom of the 4th inning

*** Pitching change: Finnegan in for Weaver
Yoshida - Kl on 158km/h fastball
Oka - HBP on leg with first pitch, a 158km/h fastball (looking to bunt), Oka reacts and slams helmet onto ground while glaring down at Finnegan
Fujioka - (Oka steals second on third pitch then advances to third on WP fourth pitch), BB, runners on first and third
Minei - 1B8 (RBI), Japan up 4-3
Okido - (Fujioka steals third on second pitch), run scores on G6, Japan up 5-3
*** Pitching change: Berg in for Finnegan
Nishiura - F4

Top of the 5th inning

Sparks - Ks on change
Conforto - F4 on fastball
Greiner - Kl on 147km/h fastball

Bottom of the 5th inning

Kawai - Kl
Umeno - HR7, Japan up 6-3
Nakamura - HR7, Japan up 7-3
*** Both teams were warned for unsportsmanlike conduct -- third baseman Chapman appeared to walk toward Nakamura while he was running the bases
Yoshida - G3
Oka - (fourth pitch went behind Oka's back), Ks on slider

Top of the 6th inning

Zimmer - Kl on 146km/h fastball
Cousino - Ks on change
Turner - F4

Bottom of the 6th inning

Fujioka - G6
Minei - G5
Okido - G4

Top of the 7th inning

Bregman - (USA warned after the second pitch for banging on something in the dugout), 1B9
Schwarber - G2, runner to second
Chapman - F7
Sparks - 1B7 (RBI), score 7-4
Conforto - F9

Bottom of the 7th inning

*** Pitchng change: Ferrell in for Berg
Nishiura - Ks
Kawai - G5 on 156km/h fastball
Umeno - Ks on 157km/h fastball

Top of the 8th inning

Greiner - L5
Zimmer - E7 (deep drive) advances to second
Cousino - Ks on change
Turner - BB, runners on first and second
Bregman - G5

Bottom of the 8th inning

*** Pitching change: Burr in for Ferrell
Nakamura - F9
Yoshida - BB (pinch-runner Oshiro)
Oka - (Oshiro steals second), Ks

Top of the 9th inning

Schwarber - F8
*** Pitching change: Y. Yamasaki in for Sekiya
Chapman - Kl on 145km/h fastball
Sparks - Ks on 146km/h fastball

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2013 & TV viewing

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Awards

MVP - Sekiya, Ryota
Fighting Spirit - Sparks, Taylor
Leading Hitter - Okido, Shori
Best Pitcher - Yamasaki, Yasuaki

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[7/10/2013] USA beats Japan 8-2, University Baseball Championship series tied at two

by on Jul.11, 2013 @ 4:38 am, under College
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Kiyohara Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
USA 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 x 8

Start: 18:02 | End: 21:56 | Series tied, 2-2.

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Japan

Hitting

    AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP
[7] Okido, Shori 5 0 2 0 2 0
[6] Miki, Ryo 1 0 0 0 0 1
6 Nishiura, Naomichi 3 0 1 0 0 0
[4] Kawai, Kanji 4 0 1 0 0 0
[D] Umeno, Ryutaro 5 0 1 0 1 0
[8] Nakamura, Shogo 3 1 1 0 0 1
[9]3 Oka, Hiromi 2 1 0 0 0 2
[3] Ishikawa, Ryohei 3 0 1 1 1 0
2 Sakamoto, Seishiro 1 0 0 0 0 0
[5] Oshiro, Koji 1 0 0 0 1 0
H5 Mineshita, Tomohiro 2 0 0 0 0 0
5 Fujioka, Yudai 1 0 0 0 1 0
[2] Minei, Hiroki 1 0 0 0 0 1
H9 Yoshida, Masataka 2 0 1 1 0 0

Pitching

  NP BF IP H SO BB/HBP R ER
Sugiura, Toshihiro, L 24 7 0.2 4 2 1 4 2
Tanaka, Toyoki 57 14 3.1 2 6 2 1 0
Ishida, Kenta 12 2 0.0 0 0 2 2 1
Rokuno, Masaji 55 15 3.0 4 5 2 1 0
Osera, Daichi 20 5 1.0 0 1 2 0 0

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USA

Hitting

    AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP
[6] Turner, Trea 3 1 1 0 1 2
[4] Bregman, Alex 5 1 2 0 2 0
[D] Schwarber, Kyle 4 0 1 0 2 1
3 Travis, Sam 0 0 0 0 0 0
[5]1 Chapman, Matt 2 2 0 0 2 3
[7] Conforto, Michael 3 0 0 0 2 2
[3]5 Sparks, Taylor 5 3 3 3 1 0
[9] Zimmer, Brad 3 1 2 1 1 1
H9 Bolt, Skye 1 0 0 0 0 0
[2] Greiner, Grayson 4 0 1 1 2 0
[8] Cousino, Austin 4 0 0 0 1 0

Pitching

  NP BF IP H SO BB/HBP R ER
Rodon, Carlos, W 81 21 5.0 2 4 4 0 0
Mengden, Daniel 50 14 3.0 5 2 1 2 2
Chapman, Matt 21 5 1.0 1 0 0 0 0

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Top of the 1st inning

Okido - 1B8 (pick-off attempt, throwing E3, advances to second)
Miki - BB, runers on first and second
Kawai - sac bunt, runners on second and third
**** RAIN DELAY - forty-five minutes
Umeno - Ks on slider
Nakamura - BB, bases loaded
Oka - G6

Bottom of the 1st inning

Turner - 1B8
Bregman - 1B6, runners on first and second
Schwarber - Ks
Chapman - (passed ball, runners on second and third), HBP, bases loaded
Conforto - Ks on 143km/h fastball
Sparks - two-run hit to right, wide throw to home plate allows third run to score
Zimmer - one-run hit to left
*** Pitching change: Tanaka in for Sugiura
Greiner - Ks

Top of the 2nd inning

Ishikawa - F7
Oshiro - Ks
Minei - HBP
Okido - G4

Bottom of the 2nd inning

Cousino - Ks
Turner - BB (bad pick-off throw, advances to second)
Bregman - F9, runner to third
Schwarber - BB, runners on first and third
Chapman - Ks

Top of the 3rd inning

Miki - F9
Kawai - 2B7
Umeno - G6, runner to third
Nakamura - G4

Bottom of the 3rd inning

Conforto - F9
Sparks - 1B7 (passed ball, runner to second)
Zimmer - K2
Greiner - RBI infield hit
Cousino - F8

Top of the 4th inning

Oka - BB
Ishikawa - Kl
PH Mineshita - G5, runner on third
Minei - G1

Bottom of the 4th inning

Turner - G6
Bregman - Kl
Schwarber - Kl

Top of the 5th inning

Okido - Ks
Nishiura - L7
Kawai - L4

Bottom of the 5th inning

*** Pitching change: Ishida in for Tanaka
Chapman - BB
Conforto - BB
*** Pitching change: Rokuno in for Ishida
Sparks - (first pitch, runner on second steals third), one-run single to right
Zimmer - HBP, bases loaded
Greiner - G5 (out at home plate, attempt for double play, throw goes off-line, another run scores)
Cousino - (bad pick-off throw, another run scores), G3, runner on third
Turner - K

Top of the 6th inning

*** Pitching change: Mengden in for Rodon
Umeno - G4
Nakamura - 3B8/9
Oka - HBP
Ishikawa - one-run hit to right
Mineshita - G4, runners on first and third
PH Yoshida - one-run hit to left
Okido - Ks

Bottom of the 6th inning

Bregman - 1B8
Schwarber - 1B7/8, runners on first and third
Chapman - Ks
Conforto - Ks
Sparks - G4

Top of the 7th inning

Nishiura - 1B7
Kawai - G4, runner to second
Umeno - 1B8, runers on first and third
Nakamura - L3, runner on first doubled off.

Bottom of the 7th inning

Zimmer - 1B9 (SB, runner on second)
Greiner - Ks
Cousino - G3, runner on third
Turner - BB
Bregman - Ks

Top of the 8th inning

Oka - F4
Sakamoto - G6
Fujioka - Ks

Bottom of the 8th inning

*** Pitching change: Osera in for Rokuno
Schwarber - G6
Chapman - BB
Conforto - HBP
Sparks - Kl on 144km/h fastball
PH Bolt - F7

Top of the 9th inning

*** Pitching change: Chapman in for Mengden
Yoshida - G4
Okida - 1B8 on 151km/h fastball
Nishiura - G4 (reaches on error, runners on first and second)
Kawai - F6
Umeno - L4

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2013

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[7/8/2013] Japan takes 2-1 series lead by beating USA 5-2 in Game 3

by on Jul.08, 2013 @ 10:46 pm, under College
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Mazda Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
USA 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Japan 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 5

Start: 18:08 | End 20:36 | Japan leads series, 2-1

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USA

Hitting

    AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP
[4] Turner, Trea 4 0 1 0 2 0
[6] Bregman, Alex 4 0 0 0 1 0
[7] Conforto, Michael 4 0 1 0 3 0
[D] Schwarber, Kyle 4 1 1 0 1 0
[5] Chapman, Matt 4 0 0 0 3 0
[9] Zimmer, Brad 4 1 1 0 2 0
[2] Greiner, Grayson 4 0 2 1 1 0
[3] Travis, Sam 1 0 0 0 1 1
H3 Sparks, Taylor 1 0 1 1 0 0
[8] Cousino, Austin 3 0 0 0 1 0

Pitching

  NP BF IP H SO BB/HBP R ER
Beede, Tyler, L 29 6 0.1 2 1 3 4 4
Imhof, Matt 86 26 6.2 5 6 2 1 1
Ferrell, Riley 9 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0

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Japan

Hitting

    AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP
[7] Okido, Shori 1 1 1 0 0 2
[6] Miki, Ryo 4 0 1 1 1 0
[4] Kawai, Kanji 3 1 0 0 1 1
[D] Umeno, Ryutaro 4 1 1 1 1 0
[8] Nakamura, Shogo 3 1 2 0 1 1
[3] Oka, Hiromi 4 0 1 1 1 0
[9] Yoshida, Masataka 3 0 0 1 1 0
R Oshiro, Koji 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Egoshi, Taiga 1 0 0 0 0 0
[5] Nishiura, Naomichi 2 0 0 0 1 0
H Mineshita, Tomohiro 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 Fujioka, Yudai 0 0 0 0 0 0
[2] Minei, Hiroki 2 1 1 0 0 1

Pitching

  NP BF IP H SO BB/HBP R ER
Sekiya, Ryota, W 70 26 6.1 6 11 1 2 2
Yamasaki, Yasuaki 34 7 2.1 1 3 0 0 0
Ishida, Kenta 4 1 0.1 0 1 0 0 0

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Top of the 1st

Turner - Ks on slider
Bregman - Kl on 144km/h fastball
Conforto - Ks on 146km/h fastball

Bottom of the 1st

Okido - BB
Miki - Ks
Kawai - BB, runners on first and second
Umeno - 2B9 (RBI)
Nakamura - BB, bases loaded
Oka - run scores on WP (second pitch), 1B6 (RBI)
*** Pitching change: Imhof in for Beede
Yoshida - G6 (RBI)
Nishiura - Ks

Top of the 2nd

Schwarber - F7
Chapman - Ks on 128km/h change
Zimmer - G4

Bottom of the 2nd

Minei - 1B6
Okido - SH, runner to second
Miki - 1B9 (RBI)
Kawai - Ks (Miki steals second)
Umeno - F7

Top of the 3rd

Greiner - F5
Travis - Ks on change
Cousino - F9

Bottom of the 3rd

Nakamura - Ks
Oka - G4
Yoshida - Ks

Top of the 4th

Turner - bunt single
Bregman - F5
Conforto - Ks on change
Schwarber - turner steals second, G4

Bottom of the 4th

Nishiura - G4
Minei - BB
Okido - 1B7, runners on first and second
Miki - F7
Kawai - Minei picked off

Top of the 5th

Chapman - G5
Zimmer - Ks on change
Greiner - 1B8
Travis - HBP, runners on first and second
Cousino - Ks on change

Bottom of the 5th

Kawai - F8
Umeno - F9
Nakamura - 2B7
Oka - Ks

Top of the 6th

Turner - Ks on change
Bregman - G5
Conforto - Ks on 132km/h two-seamer

Bottom of the 6th

Yoshida - E5, pinch-runner Oshiro
Nishiura - SH, runner on second
Minei - G1
Okido - BB, runners on first and second
Miki - F8

Top of the 7th

Schwarber - 1B9
Chapman - Ks on change
Zimmer - 1B8, runners on first and third
Greiner - 1B8 on fastball (RBI)
Travis - 1B7 (RBI)
*** Pitching change: Yamasaki in for Sekiya
Cousino - G4 (4-6-3 DP)

Bottom of the 7th

Kawai - G1
Umeno - Ks
Nakamura - hit to gap in left-center, thrown out trying to reach third

Top of the 8th

Turner - G4
Bregman - F8
Conforto - 1B9
Schwarber - Ks on 147km/h fastball

Bottom of the 8th

*** Pitching change: Ferrell in for Imhof
Oka - G4
Egoshi - F8
PH Mineshita - Fo5

Top of the 9th

Chapman - Ks on fork
Zimmer - Kl on 143km/h
*** Pitching change: Ishida in for Yamasaki
Greiner - Kl on 147km/h fastball

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/8/2013

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[7/7/2013] Japan ties the series by blanking USA 4-0 in Game 2

by on Jul.08, 2013 @ 2:23 am, under College
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Botchan Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
USA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Start: 14:02 | End 16:53 | Series Tied, 1-1

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Japan

Hitting

    AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP
[5] Fujioka, Yudai 4 0 0 0 2 0
H Mineshita, Tomohiro 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 Nishiura, Naomichi 0 0 0 0 0 0
[6] Miki, Ryo 5 1 2 0 1 0
[4] Kawai, Kanji 4 0 1 0 2 0
[D] Umeno, Ryutaro 3 1 0 0 0 2
[8] Nakamura, Shogo 2 1 0 0 1 2
[3] Oka, Hiromi 3 1 1 3 0 1
[7] Okido, Shori 4 0 3 1 0 0
[9] Egoshi, Taiga 1 0 0 0 1 1
H9 Yoshida, Masataka 2 0 0 0 0 0
[2] Minei, Hiroki 2 0 1 0 1 1

Pitching

  NP BF IP H SO BB/HBP R ER
Yamasaki, Sachiya, W 102 30 7.0 5 5 7 0 0
Yamasaki, Yasuaki 31 5 2.0 0 3 0 0 0

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USA

Hitting

    AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP
[4] Turner, Trea 3 0 1 0 0 1
[6] Bregman, Alex 3 0 0 0 0 1
[7] Conforto, Michael 1 0 1 0 0 3
[5] Chapman, Matt 3 0 0 0 0 1
[D] Schwarber, Kyle 3 0 0 0 2 1
[3] Travis, Sam 4 0 0 0 1 0
[2] Greiner, Grayson 4 0 1 0 0 0
[9] Bolt, Skye 2 0 0 0 2 0
H Hinojosa, C.J. 1 0 1 0 0 0
9 Zimmer, Brad 1 0 0 0 1 0
[8] Cousino, Austin 3 0 1 0 2 0

Pitching

  NP BF IP H SO BB/HBP R ER
Finnegan, Brandon 86 25 6.1 4 5 4 0 0
Morrison, Preston, L 49 15 2.2 4 3 3 4 4

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Scoring Plays

Top of the 8th: with the bases loaded and one out, Oka cleared the bases with a triple to right-center.  Okido drove in the fourth run with a hit over the shortstop's head.

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[7/6/2013] Japan drops first game of Japan-USA University Baseball Championship

by on Jul.06, 2013 @ 11:34 pm, under College
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Botchan Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
USA 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 6
Japan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3

Start: 14:09 | End 18:14 | USA leads series, 1-0

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USA

Hitting

    AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP
[4] Turner, Trea 3 0 0 0 2 2
[6] Bregman, Alex 5 0 2 1 0 0
[7] Conforto, Michael 5 1 1 0 2 0
[D] Schwarber, Kyle 5 1 2 0 2 0
[5] Chapman, Matt 5 1 2 1 0 0
[9] Zimmer, Brad 3 1 1 0 0 1
[3] Travis, Sam 4 1 1 0 1 1
[2] Greiner, Grayson 3 0 0 1 1 0
[8] Cousino, Austin 3 1 1 0 1 1

Pitching

  NP BF IP H SO BB/HBP R ER
Weaver, Luke 51 15 4.0 4 1 1 1 1
Berg, David, W 40 8 2.0 1 2 1 1 1
Diaz, Chris 10 3 0.2 1 0 0 0 0
Mengden, Daniel 25 7 1.1 2 1 0 0 0
Burr, Ryan 20 4 1.0 0 3 1 0 0

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Japan

Hitting

    AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP
[5] Fujioka, Yudai 5 0 1 0 2 0
[7] Egoshi, Taiga 2 0 0 0 1 1
H7 Okido, Shori 1 0 0 0 0 0
[4] Kawai, Kanji 3 2 1 0 0 1
[D] Umeno, Ryutaro 4 0 2 1 0 0
[8] Nakamura, Shogo 4 1 2 1 0 0
[9] Yoshida, Masataka 4 0 0 0 1 0
[3] Oka, Hiromi 3 0 0 0 1 1
[6] Miki, Ryo 3 0 1 1 0 0
6 Nishiura, Naomichi 1 0 0 0 1 0
[2] Minei, Hiroki 2 0 0 0 0 0
H Mineshita, Tomohiro 1 0 1 0 0 0
2 Ishikawa, Ryohei 0 0 0 0 0 0
H Mizumoto, Gen 1 0 0 0 1 0

Pitching

  NP BF IP H SO BB/HBP R ER
Osera, Daichi, L 93 23 5.0 6 6 2 3 1
Rokuno, Masaji 12 5 0.2 1 0 1 1 0
Sugiura, Toshihiro 53 10 2.0 3 2 1 2 1
Tanaka, Toyoki 2 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Yamasaki, Yasuaki 21 4 1.0 0 1 1 0 0

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Top of the 1st inning

Turner - Ks on 2-2 slider
Bregman - G1 on 148km/h fastball
Conforto - Ks on 110 km/h curve

Bottom of the 1st inning

Fujioka - Ks on 140km/h two-seamer
Egoshi - BB (PO)
Kawai - 2B8
Umeno - hit to center (RBI)
Nakamura - G5

Top of the 2nd inning

Schwarber - Kl on curve
Chapman - 1B9 on 3-2 fastball
Zimmer - 1B7 on slider
Travis - HBP
Greiner - Ks on slider
Cousino - Kl on fastball*

* was hit by a pitch during the at bat but the umpire did not grant firstbase because he felt the batter did not try to get out of the way. The home plate umpire was Japanese.

Bottom of the 2nd inning

Yoshida - G3
Oka - G1
Miki - Fo2

Top of the 3rd inning

Turner - F9 on 144km/h fastball
Bregman - 2B8/9 on fastball
Conforto - G4 on fastball, runner to third.
Schwarber - G5.

Bottom of the 3rd inning

Minei - G1
Fujioka - 1B7
Egoshi - G1 (DP)

Top of the 4th inning

Chapman - G4
Zimmer - G4
Travis - Ks on slider

Bottom of the 4th inning

Kawai - F7
Umeno - G5
Nakamura - 1B8
Yoshida - F8

Top of the 5th inning

Greiner - F8
*** RAIN DELAY (about fifty minutes)
Cousino - G4
Turner - BB
Bregman - G4

Bottom of the 5th inning

*** New pitcher: Berg
Oka - K
Miki - G6
Minei - F4

Top of the 6th inning

Conforto and Schwarber reach base on conesecutive hits to put runners on first and third.
Chapman - hit to left (RBI)
Rokuno relieves Osera. With runners on first and second, Rukuno commits a throwing error to first on a sac bunt that allows two runs to score. An infield single allows a fourth run to score. With two outs, Sugiura enters the game and ends the inning.

Bottom of the 6th inning

Kawai works out a two out walk but Japan fails to score a run.

Top of the 7th inning

Conforto - K
Schwarber - hit to left-center
Chapman - F4
Zimmer - Fo5

Bottom of the 7th inning

Nakamura - 2B8/9
Yoshida - G3, runner to third
Oka - G1
Miki - infield hit (RBI)
PH Mineshita - hit to left
Fujioka - Fo3

Top of the 8th inning

Travis - hit to center
Greiner - sac bunt
Cousino - HBP
Turner - K
Bregman - hit to left, RBI and a second runs scores on E7
*** New pitcher: Tanaka
Conforto - Fo2

Bottom of the 8th inning

PH Okido - G4
Kawai - E4
Umeno - 1B9, runners on first and third
Nakamura - run score on infield ground out
Yoshida - K

Top of the 9th inning

Yamasaki enters the game and walks a batter but does not allow a run to score.

Bottom of the 9th inning

Oka - BB
Nishiura - K
PH Mizumoto - K
Fujioka - K

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[7/5/2013] Japan-USA University Baseball Championships: Japan takes championship with 7-4 victory

by on Jul.05, 2013 @ 6:35 pm, under College
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Schedule

Game Date Time Venue Road Score Home
1 7/6 (Sat) 14:00 Botchan Stadium USA 6-3 Japan
2 7/7 (Sun) 14:00 Botchan Stadium Japan 4-0 USA
3 7/8 (Mon) 18:00 Mazda Stadium USA 2-5 Japan
4 7/10 (Wed) 18:00 Kiyohara Stadium Japan 2-8 USA
5 7/11 (Thu) 18:00 Jingu Stadium USA 4-7 Japan
Make-up 7/12 (Fri)   Jingu Stadium      

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Awards

MVP Sekiya, Ryota
Fighting Spirit Sparks, Taylor
Leading Hitter Okido, Shori
Leading Pitcher Yamasaki, Yasuaki

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TV Broadcast Schedule

Date Game Format Times Channel
7/6 (Sat) 1 Live 14:00-15:54 TBS
7/7 (Sun) 2 Taped 17:00-18:54 BS-TBS
7/8 (Mon) 3 Live 18:00-22:00 NiTele G+
Taped 26:59-28:00 Nippon TV
7/10 (Wed) 4 Live 17:55-end J Sports
7/11 (Thu) 5 Live 18:00-20:54 BS Asahi
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Behind Home Plate 1,200 yen 1,500 yen
INF Non-Reserved 800 yen 1,000 yen

[7/5/2013] National University Team blanks Shikoku Ginko 8-0

by on Jul.05, 2013 @ 6:16 pm, under College
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The national university team played a practice game against Shikoku Ginko on Thursday and won 8-0.

Sachiya Yamasaki started the game for the university team and tossed two shutout innings.  Hiromi Oka blasted a three-run home run in the 3rd inning and tossed a shutout 9th.  Six pitchers combined for the shutout.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/5/2013

[7/3/2013] National university team drops two practice games against San-gun Softbank Hawks

by on Jul.03, 2013 @ 11:41 pm, under College
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The national university team began their mini-camp in June 30.  They played their first practice game on Tuesday at Botchan Stadium in Matsuyama and lost to the San-gun Softbank Hawks, 2-0.  Daichi Osera got the start for the university team and tossed five shutout innings while allowing two hits.  Yudai Fujioka collected two of the team's three hits.

Today's practice game against the San-gun Hawks was called after seven innings due to rain.  The university team lost 3-2.  Ryota Sekiya started the game and gave up three runs (none earned) on four hits over five innings of work.  Toshihiro Sugiura relieved Sekiya and tossed two shutout innings while allowing one hit.  He also struck out three.  The offense managed five hits against the Hawks.

The university team is scheduled to play a practice game against Shikoku Ginko on Thursday.

Source: Sponichi 7/2/2013, Yomiuri Online 7/2/2013, Sanspo 7/3/2013, Nikkan Sports 7/4/2013

[6/23/2013] Final Roster for the Japan-USA University Baseball Championship

by on Jun.23, 2013 @ 9:53 pm, under College
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The All Japan University Baseball Federation released the final roster for the national university team that will be competing in the 39th Japan-USA University Baseball Championship (July 6-11).

Ryutaro Umeno has been named captain of the team.

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Final Roster

Pos Player JPN Player ENG Uni (JPN) Uni (ENG) Yr Ht Wt T/B
P 六埜 雅司 Rokuno, Masaji 東海大 Tokai University 4 173cm 71kg L/L
P 大瀬良大地 Osera, Daichi 九州共立大 Kyushu Kyoritsu University 4 187cm 89kg R/R
P 杉浦 稔大 Sugiura, Toshihiro 國學院大 Kokugakuin University 4 187cm 75kg R/R
P 関谷 亮太 Sekiya, Ryota 明治大 Meiji University 4 180cm 82kg R/R
P 山崎 康晃 Yamasaki, Yasuaki 亜細亜大 Asia University 3 177cm 72kg R/R
P 山崎 福也 Yamasaki, Sachiya 明治大 Meiji University 3 187cm 86kg L/L
P 石田 健大 Ishida, Kenta 法政大 Hosei University 3 180cm 80kg L/L
P 田中 豊樹 Tanaka, Toyoki 日本文理大 Nippon Bunri University 2 178cm 88kg R/R
C 梅野隆太郎 Umeno, Ryutaro 福岡大 Fukuoka University 4 173cm 80kg R/R
C 嶺井 博希 Minei, Hiroki 亜細亜大 Asia University 4 175cm 75kg R/R
C 石川 良平 Ishikawa, Ryohei 國學院大 Kokugakuin University 4 174cm 77kg R/R
C 坂本誠志郎 Sakamoto, Seishiro 明治大 Meiji University 2 175cm 77kg R/R
INF 三木  亮 Miki, Ryo 上武大 Jobu University 4 175cm 77kg R/R
INF 河合 完治 Kawai, Kanji 法政大 Hosei University 4 175cm 78kg R/L
INF 西浦 直亨 Nishiura, Naomichi 法政大 Hosei University 4 178cm 75kg R/R
INF 岡  大海 Oka, Hiromi 明治大 Meiji University 4 185cm 83kg R/R
INF 中村 奨吾 Nakamura, Shogo 早稲田大 Waseda University 3 180cm 80kg R/R
INF 峰下 智弘 Mineshita, Tomohiro 近畿大 Kinki University 3 179cm 80kg R/L
INF 大城 滉二 Oshiro, Koji 立教大 Rikkio University 2 175cm 70kg R/R
INF 藤岡 裕大 Fujioka, Yudai 亜細亜大 Asia University 2 177cm 73kg R/L
OF 大城戸匠理 Okido, Shori 法政大 Hosei University 4 178cm 78kg R/L
OF 江越 大賀 Egoshi, Taiga 駒沢大 Komazawa University 3 182cm 85kg R/R
OF 吉田 正尚 Yoshida, Masataka 青山学院大 Aoyama Gakuin University 2 172cm 75kg R/L
OF 水本  弦 Mizumoto, Gen 亜細亜大 Asia University 1 177cm 80kg B/L

[6/22/2013] Day Two of Selection Camp for National University Team

by on Jun.23, 2013 @ 2:38 am, under College
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Saturday was day two of Selection Camp for the National University Team.  A special-rule thirteen-inning intra-squad game was played at Hiratsuka Stadium.  The Whites beat the Reds 11-2.

Daichi Osera (Kyushu Kyoritsu University) entered the game in the 11th for the Whites and gave up a run on two hits over two innings of work.  He topped out at 148km/h.

For the Reds, in relief: Ryota Sekiya (Meiji University) gave up three runs, Sachiya Yamasaki (Meiji University) gave up three runs, and Alan Kuri (Asia University) gave up five runs.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2013, Nikkan Sports 6/22/2013