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Takamadomiya Cup: 31st All Japan Rubber Baseball Tournament, McDonald’s Tournamet

by on Aug.15, 2011 @ 2:40 pm, under NPB
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The Nagasone Strongs (Osaka) beat the Moriyama Boys (Aichi) 13-1 in the final round of the McDonald's Tournament today.  For the Nagasone Strong, this was their 4th championship title and first in 6 years.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R
Nagasone Strongs 1 5 0 1 1 1 4 13
Moriyama Boys 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

Additional tournament details (scores from previous rounds) can be found at the Tokyo Shimbun website.

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2010 National Athletic Tournament Schedules (Rubber Baseball)

by on Sep.06, 2010 @ 4:20 pm, under High School
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The schedules for the 2010 National Athletic Tournament (Rubber Baseball) were posted earlier today.

Date Gm Time Team Team
9/26 1 9:00 Haguro 0-3 Nitta
2 11:30 Tsukumi 0-0 Noshiro
3 14:00 Hinode Gakuen 1-8 Tenri
9/27 4 9:00 Kanzei 0-0 Sakushin Gakuin
5 11:30 Waseda Gakuin 1-2 Nitta
6 14:00 Tsukumi 0-1 Chukyo
9/28 7 10:00 Winner Gm 5 Winner Gm 3
8 13:00 Winner Gm 4 Winner Gm 6
9/29 9 10:00 Winner Gm 7 Winner Gm 8

* Final two rounds were rained out.  There were five 1st teams (no champions): Nitta, Tenri, Kanzei, Sakushin Gakuin, and Chukyo.

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2010 National Athletic Tournament (Rubber Baseball)

by on Aug.30, 2010 @ 2:28 am, under High School
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The 2010 National Athletic Tournament (Rubber Baseball) will be taking place between 9/26 and 9/29.

The following 10 high schools will be taking part in the tournament:

High School Region Summer Tournament
Noshiro Akita Champs
Haguro Yamagata Quarterfinals
Sakushin Gakuin Tochigi Quarterfinals
Hinode Gakuen Chiba --
Waseda Gakuin Tokyo Quarterfinals
Chukyo Gifu Semifinals
Tenri Nara Semifinals
Kanzei Okayama Quarterfinals
Nitta Ehime Finals
Tsukumi Oita 1st round

Alternate: Ueda Nishi (Nagano) - 1st round

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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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30th Annual McDonald’s Tournament (Soft Baseball)

by on Aug.16, 2010 @ 12:45 am, under Other
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30th Annual McDonald's Tournament

Dates: 8/14 (Sat) - 8/19 (Thurs)
Venues: Jingu Stadium, Setagaya Baseball Fields, Ota Stadium, Inagi Chuo Park Baseball Field, Fuchi Stadium

51 teams from across Japan will take part in the tournament.  You can see bracket Information at the official Japan Rubber Baseball Association site.

UPDATE 8/19/2010 6:10pm JST: The Joban Soft Baseball Little League Sports Club won the tournament.

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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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64th Annual National Athletic Tournament (Rubber Baseball)

by on Aug.27, 2009 @ 6:40 am, under High School
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The 64th Annual National Athletic Tournament for Rubber Baseball will take place between September 27th and the 30th in Niigata.

The following 10 schools will be competing at the tournament:

High School Region Summer Tournament
Akita Shogyo Akita 2nd Round
Sakushin Gakuin Tochigi Champs
Toin Gakuen Kanagawa 2nd Round
Meijodai Aichi Finals
Higashiyama Kyoto Quarterfinals
Kobe Koryo Hyogo 1st Round
Ohtsu Yamaguchi Quarterfinals
Tosajuku Kochi 2nd Round
Naru Nagasaki 1st Round
Niigata Shogyo Niigata 1st Round

Alternates:

High School Region Summer Tournament
Matsusho Gakuen Nagano 1st Round
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