Sunday, January 4, 2009

東京地区高等学校野球大会 (Fall Tokyo Baseball Tournament)

Doubling back, we hit the Tokyo tournament. In impressive fashion, Kokushikan wins their 5th tournament and first in 6 years by defeating Waseda Jitsugyou 3-1 in the championship.

(Brackets for block play and finals are up. Translations will be done after all regions are completed.)

Kokushikan's victory was impressive in that they fought toe-to-toe with Teikyou in the semifinals, winning 7-5 against a highly offensive-minded team.

Waseda Jitsugyou did not have an easy road to the finals though. In their first game, they had a big inning against Oberlin (yes, that Oberlin), winning 5-2. Next, they were behind 4-2 to Tokyo, but came back with a run in the 8th and the 9th to tie the game up winning 3 innings later with a sayonara hit.

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