Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tokyo Super-Regional Recap

So onto Tokyo which gets its own region.

Many of the strong teams advanced out of block play and into the prefectural tournament, including Nichidai-ni, Nichidai-san, Waseda Jitsugyou, Toritsu Yukigaya, Teikyou, Toritsu Hino, and Nihon Tsurugaoka.

And as the tournament progressed, those teams started to rise above the rest.

Waseda Jitsugyou was flying through the field, but then got steamrolled by Nichidai-san in the quarterfinals 14-5.

Itou Takuro has become Teikyou's ace and his squad has only given up 5 runs in 4 games easily advancing to a semifinal matchup to Nichidai-san.

Toritsu Hino trailed Meijidai Nakano Hachiouji in the quarterfinals 6-2 going into the bottom of the 9th where Hino rallied with 5 runs to win 7-6. Their opponent will be Toukaidai Sugao, who had to defeat Toritsu Yukigaya 4-2, then edged Nichidai-ni 3-1.

It's probably not hard to see that the probable invitee will be the winner of the Teikyou - Nichidai-san game. Toritsu Hino and Toukaidai Sugao will probably have to hope for one of the at-large bids.

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