Sunday, July 26, 2009

There be an upset brewing!!

In Kanagawa Prefecture, through 3½ innings Yokohama Hayato leads Yokohama 8-3!! Hayato scores 4 runs in the 1st and 2nd innings, including a homerun by RF Yamaguchi!

The panic button has been pressed by Yokohama's kantoku. They're already at their 3rd pitcher of the game...

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1:12 PM - Middle of the 7th now, and Hayato has added a run! It's 9-3 Yokohama Hayato!!

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2:13 PM - Ken beats me to the punch! Perhaps it's nerves, but Yokohama scores 2 in the 8th and 4 in the 9th, and just like that the game is tied going into extras!!!!!

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2:21 PM - Imaoka shuts down the Yokohama express in the 10th, but can Yokohama Hayato push through the winning run?

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2:41 PM - Yokohama Hayato does it! They plate a run in the bottom of the 10th and complete the upset! Yokohama will not be Koshien bound!!!

2 comments:

radioclash22 said...

Yokohama storms back! 9-9 now in the bottom of the ninth! Oh I wish there was video of this game.

John said...

The tension between Hayato and Yokohama was incredibly high - especially after Imaoka hit two batters in the 9th. What an improbable victory from the bat of a player who struck out 2 (or 3, can't remember) times on the day.

A great game to have gone to, I'm lucky I did.