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[8/26/2015] Sakushin Gakuin wins ninth National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament

by on Aug.27, 2015 @ 3:56 am, under High School
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Sakushin Gakuin's Seiya Fukuda tossed four consecutive shutouts to help his team win its ninth championship, first in six years.

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Date Gm Time Away Team Score Home Team Venue
8/22
(Mon)
-- 09:00 Opening Ceremony Akashi Tocalo
1 10:20 Higashiyama
Kinki
0-3 Hokkaido Shoshi Gakuen
Hokkaido
Akashi Tocalo
2 12:50 Sendai Shogyo
Minami Tohoku
5-1 Shinko Gakuen
Hyogo
Akashi Tocalo
3 12:00 Kurashiki Kogyo
Higashi Chugoku
0-6 Sakushin Gakuin
Kita Kanto
Takasago
4 14:30 Naniwa
Osaka
6-3 Shutoku
Tokyo
Takasago
8/23
(Tue)
5 09:30 Kagoshima Jitsugyo
Nanbu Kyushu
0-2 Ueda Nishi
Hokushinetsu
Akashi Tocalo
6 12:00 Chukyo
Tokai
0-3 Nitta
Shikoku
Akashi Tocalo
7 10:00 Tsukumi
Hokubu Kyushu
1-2 Noshiro
Kita Tohoku
Takasago
8 12:30 Shochi Fukaya
Minami Kanto
2-3 Sotoku
Nishi Chugoku
Takasago
8/24
(Wed)
9 09:30 Naniwa
Osaka
0-2 Sakushin Gakuin
Kita Kanto
Akashi Tocalo
10 12:00 Noshiro
Kita Tohoku
2-0 Sotoku
Nishi Chugoku
Akashi Tocalo
11 10:00 Sendai Shogyo
Minami Tohoku
1-2 Hokkaido Shoshi Gakuen
Hokkaido
Takasago
12 12:30 Ueda Nishi
Hokushinetsu
4-0 Nitta
Shikoku
Takasago
8/25
(Thu)
13 9:30 Hokkaido Shoshi Gakuen
Hokkaido
0-1 Sakushin Gakuin
Kita Kanto
Akashi Tocalo
14 9:30 Noshiro
Kita Tohoku
3-1 Ueda Nishi
Hokushinetsu
Takasago
8/26
(Sun)
15 9:30 Noshiro
Kita Tohoku
0-2 Sakushin Gakuin
Kita Kanto
Akashi Tocalo
    Closing Ceremony Akashi Tocalo
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[6/8/2015] Two hour delay for Day 2 of All Japan University Championships (Jingu games only)

by on Jun.09, 2015 @ 12:41 am, under College, High School
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The All Japan University Baseball Federation announced on June 8 that the second day of the All Japan University Championships will begin two hours later than originally scheduled for games at Jingu Stadium because of rain. Games times will be as follows: Game 1 at 11:00, Game 2 at 13:30, and Game 3 at 16:00. Start times for the games at Tokyo Dome remain unchanged.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/8/2015

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The Japan High School Baseball Federation announced that the National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament will begin on August 22 and end on August 26, assuming no rain. The games will be played at Akashi Tocalo Baseball Stadium and Takasago Baseball Stadium.

Source: Sanspo 6/8/2015

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[8/29/2014] Rubber baseball semifinals game ends after fifty innings (UPDATED 8/31 @ 5:02pm)

by on Aug.30, 2014 @ 12:32 am, under High School
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The 59th National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament is currently taking place in Hyogo.  The semifinals game between Chukyo High School and Sotoku High School began at 9:59am on Thursday at Akashi Tocalo Baseball Stadium.  The game had to be suspended because it was 0-0 after fifteen innings.

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[8/30/2013] 58th National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament

by on Aug.30, 2013 @ 8:46 pm, under High School
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The 58th National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament ended today with Yokohama Shuyukan beating Nitta 3-2 in the Finals.

Additional information can be found at the official site.

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Schedule and Scores

Date Gm Time Away Team Score Home Team Venue
8/25
(Sun)
Rained out
8/26
(Mon)
-- 9:00 Opening Ceremonies Akashi Park Stadium
1 10:20 Tsuchiura Nihon Daigaku
(Kita Kanto)
2-0 Kobe Gakuin Daigaku Fuzoku
(Hyogo)
Akashi Park Stadium
2 12:50 Akita Shogyo
(Kita Tohoku)
1-0 Fukuoka Daigaku Fuzoku Ohori
(Hokubu Kyushu)
Akashi Park Stadium
3 12:00 Haguro
(Minami Tohoku)
1-2 Nitta
(Shikoku)
Takasago Stadium
4 14:30 Shizuoka Shogyo
(Tokai)
1-0 Niimi
(Higashi Chugoku)
Takasago Stadium
8/27
(Tue)
5 9:30 Waseda Daigaku Kotogakuin
(Tokyo)
2-0 Hiroshima Daigaku Fuzoku Fukuyama
(Nishi Chugoku)
Akashi Park Stadium
6 12:00 Yokohama Shuyukan
(Minami Kanto)
3-0 Shingu
(Kinki)
Akashi Park Stadium
7 10:00 Matsusho Gakuen
(Hokushinetsu)
0-1 Kagoshima Kogyo
(Nanbu Kyushu)
Takasago Stadium
8 12:30 Takikawa Nishi
(Hokkaido)
1-2 PL Gakuen
(Osaka)
Takasago Stadium
8/28
(Wed)
9 9:30 Nitta
(Shikoku)
3-2 Shizuoka Shogyo
(Tokai)
Akashi Park Stadium
10 12:00 Kagoshima Kogyo
(Nanbu Kyushu)
0-1 PL Gakuen
(Osaka)
Akashi Park Stadium
11 10:00 Tsuchiura Nihon Daigaku
(Kita Kanto)
0-5 Akita Shogyo
(Kita Tohoku)
Takasago Stadium
12 12:30 Waseda Daigaku Kotogakuin
(Tokyo)
1-10 Yokohama Shuyukan
(Minami Kanto)
Takasago Stadium
8/29
(Thu)
13 9:30 Akita Shogyo
(Kita Tohoku)
3-5 Nitta
(Shikoku)
Akashi Park Stadium
14 12:00 Yokohama Shuyukan
(Minami Kanto)
4-1 PL Gakuen
(Osaka)
Akashi Park Stadium
8/30
(Fri)
15 11:00 Nitta
(Shikoku)
2-3 Yokohama Shuyukan
(Minami Kanto)
Akashi Park Stadium
    Closing Ceremonies Akashi Park Stadium
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JHBF: Chukyo (Tokai) wins 57th National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament

by on Aug.29, 2012 @ 8:38 pm, under High School
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Chukyo beat Buntoku 2-1 earlier today to take the 57th National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament.

This is the second time in as many years (sixth overall) that Chukyo has won the tournament.

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Schedule and Scores

Date Gm Time Away Team Score Home Team Venue
8/25 -- 9:00 Opening Ceremonies Akashi Park Stadium
1 10:20 Noboribetsu Akebi (Hokkaido) 6-3 Tottori Nishi (Higashi Chugoku) Akashi Park Stadium
2 12:50 Chukyo (Tokai) 5-3 Kobe Murano Kogyo (Hyogo) Akashi Park Stadium
3 12:00 SenshuDai Kitakami (Kita Tohoku) 3-4 Hieizan (Kinki) Takasago Stadium
4 14:30 FukuokaDai Ohori (Hokubu Kyushu) 3-1 Toyama Daiichi (Hokushinetsu) Takasago Stadium
8/26 5 9:30 Nitta (Shikoku) 10-0 Nittai Ebara (Tokyo) Akashi Park Stadium
6 12:00 Sakushin Gakuin (Kita Kanto) 3-0 Hatsushiba Tondabayashi (Osaka) Akashi Park Stadium
7 10:00 Buntoku (Nanbu Kyushu) 1-0 Kojo (Minami Kanto) Takasago Stadium
8 12:30 Otsu/Otsu Ryokuyo (Nishi Chugoku) 2-3 Kesennuma (Minami Tohoku) Takasago Stadium
8/27 9 9:30 Hieizan (Kinki) 0-1 FukuokaDai Ohori (Hokubu Kyushu) Akashi Park Stadium
10 12:00 Kesennuma (Minami Tohoku) 0-5 Buntoku (Nanbu Kyushu) Akashi Park Stadium
11 10:00 Noboribetsu Akebi (Hokkaido) 0-5 Chukyo (Tokai) Takasago Stadium
12 12:30 Nitta (Shikoku) 0-1 Sakushin Gakuin (Kita Kanto) Takasago Stadium
8/28 13 9:30 FukuokaDai Ohori (Hokubu Kyushu) 1-2 Chukyo (Tokai) Akashi Park Stadium
14 12:00 Buntoku (Nanbu Kyushu) 1-0 Sakushin Gakuin (Kita Kanto) Akashi Park Stadium
8/29 15 11:00 Chukyo (Tokai) 2-1 Buntoku (Nanbu Kyushu) Akashi Park Stadium
    Closing Ceremonies Akashi Park Stadium
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JHBF: Chukyo (Tokai) wins 56th National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament

by on Aug.29, 2011 @ 5:27 pm, under High School
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Schedule and Scores

Date Gm Time Away Team Score Home Team Venue
8/25 1 9:00 Opening Ceremonies Akashi Park Stadium
2 10:20 Kobe Gakuin DaiFu (Hyogo) 1-0 Takikawa (Hokkaido) Akashi Park Stadium
3 12:50 Hosei DaiNi (Minami Kanto) 0-4 Tenri (Kinki) Akashi Park Stadium
4 12:00 Sakushin Gakuin (Kita Kanto) 2-0 Sakai (Higashi Chugoku) Takasago Stadium
5 14:30 Noshiro (Kita Tohoku) 6-3 Hatsushiba Tondabayashi (Osaka) Takasago Stadium
8/26 6 9:30 Otsu Ryokuyo (Nishi Chugoku) 1-3 Chukyo (Tokai) Akashi Park Stadium
7 12:00 Soka (Tokyo) 2-3 Kawaura (Nanbu Kyushu) Akashi Park Stadium
8 10:00 Tohoku Gakuin (Minami Tohoku) 5-2 Tsukumi (Hokubu Kyushu) Takasago Stadium
9 12:30 Ueda Nishi (Hokushinetsu) 0-8 Tomioka Higashi (Shikoku) Takasago Stadium
8/27 10 9:30 Noshiro (Kita Tohoku) 0-1 Sakushin Gakuin (Kita Kanto) Akashi Park Stadium
11 12:00 Tohoku Gakuin (Minami Tohoku 5-6 Tomioka Higashi (Shikoku) Akashi Park Stadium
12 10:00 Tenri (Kinki) 1-2 Kobe Gakuin DaiFu (Hyogo) Takasago Stadium
13 12:30 Kawaura (Nanbu Kyushu) 0-4 Chukyo (Tokai) Takasago Stadium
8/28 14 9:30 Sakushin Gakuin (Kita Kanto) 3-0 Kobe Gakuin DaiFu (Hyogo) Akashi Park Stadium
15 12:00 Tomioka Higashi (Shikoku) 0-8 Chukyo (Tokai) Akashi Park Stadium
8/29 16 11:00 Sakushin Gakuin (Kita Kanto) 1-2 Chukyo (Tokai) Akashi Park Stadium
Closing Ceremonies Akashi Park Stadium
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Takumi Shimoda tosses perfect game at 56th National High School Soft (Rubber) Baseball Tournament

by on Aug.28, 2011 @ 1:55 am, under High School
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Chukyo High School's (Gifu) Takumi Shimoda tossed a perfect game against Kawaura High School (Kumamoto) at the 56th National High School Soft (Rubber) Baseball Tournament on Saturday.

The breakdown of outs:

11 strikeouts

11 infield ground outs

1 outfield ground outs

2 infield fly outs

2 outfield fly outs

Shimoda needed just 98 pitches for the perfect game.  He's also just the 2nd pitcher in tournament history to record a perfect game.

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55th Annual High School Rubber Baseball Tournament

by on Aug.23, 2010 @ 12:33 am, under High School
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The 55th Annual High School Rubber Baseball Tournament begins on 8/25.

The following are the brackets (I'll try to keep these updated over the course of the tournament):

Day 1 - 8/25 (Wed)
Opening Ceremonies - 9:00
Gm 1 10:20 Akashi Hiroshima Nagisa 0 - 1 Sakushin Gakuin
Gm 2 12:50 Akashi Tenri 4 - 1 Takikawanishi
Gm 3 12:00 Takasago Kanzei 2 - 1 Yokohama Sho
Gm 4 14:30 Takasago Nitta 2 - 1 Ueda Nishi
Day 2 - 8/26 (Thurs)
Gm 1 9:30 Akashi Sumoto Jitsu 2 - 10 WasedaDai Gakuin*
Gm 2 12:00 Akashi Tsukumi 0 - 1 Chukyo
Gm 3 10:00 Takasago Hatsushiba Tondabayashi 0 - 2 Noshiro
Gm 4 12:30 Takasago Kagoshima Jitsu 2 - 4 Haguro
Day 3 - 8/27 (Fri)
Quarterfinals
Gm 1 10:00 Takasago Sakushin Gakuin 1 - 6 Tenri
Gm 2 9:30 Akashi Kanzei 1 - 2 Nitta
Gm 3 12:30 Takasago WasedaDai Gakuin* 0 - 2 Chukyo
Gm 4 12:00 Akashi Noshiro 8 - 4 Haguro
Day 4 - 8/28 (Sat)
Semifinals
Gm 1 9:30 Akashi Tenri 0 - 2 Nitta
Gm 2 12:00 Akashi Chukyo 0 - 1 Noshiro
Day 5 - 8/29 (Sun)
Finals
Gm 1 11:00 Akashi Nitta 1 - 2 Noshiro
Closing Ceremonies

*Also known as SoDai Gakuin

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54th Annual High School Rubber Baseball Tournament: Sakushin Gakuin Champs

by on Aug.30, 2009 @ 4:26 am, under High School
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Sakushin Gakuin beat Meijodai behind their ace Yuki Kawashima (川島祐輝), 3-1. Kawashima struck out 11 batters and tossed a complete game. It was also Kawashima's 4th complete game in a row (he started all four games of the tournament for Sakushin Gakuin).

On the mound for Mejiodai was Yuta Kobayashi (小林雄太), the young man that tossed a perfect game against Hatsushiba Tondabayashi High School on the 26th during the first round.

Sakushin Gakuin has now won the tournament 2 years in a row (a record 8 overall).

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54th Annual High School Rubber Baseball Tournament: Higashiyama beats Koryo in 24

by on Aug.27, 2009 @ 7:46 am, under High School
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In a quarterfinals game featuring Kobe Koryo High School and Higashiyama High School, both schools went through 9 innings without scoring a single run. The game continued into extra innings and was finally suspended after 15.

Both starting pitchers apparently tossed all 15 innings:

  • Koryo's Hashimoto (橋本宏樹) 206 pitches
  • Higashiyama's Morimoto (森本文也) 194 pitches including 19 strike outs

The game will resume Friday (8/28) at 10am.

=== Update on 8/28 @ 5:28pm JST

Higashiyama ended up winning the game in the 24th inning after Koryo's Hashimoto loaded the bases with 1 out and walked in the game-winning run.

Hashimoto tossed a total 334 pitches between yesterday and today.

Morimoto tossed a total 282 pitches and struck out 23 batters.

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