Thursday, July 22, 2010


As mentioned in the earlier post, there was a chance that we could have a Waseda Jitsugyou-Waseda Gakuin semifinal in Nishi Tokyo.

This isn't unprecedented. There was the Nichidai-san vs. Nichidai-ni games that have happened the last two years.

But both teams are good and it can be a regular occurrence. But when it comes to Waseda, it's generally Waseda Jitsugyou, and the rest.

So when the possibility of a matchup like this exists, it's kinda interesting.

Well, it's going to happen. Waseda Jitsugyou defeated Souka 15-3 in 7 innnings. Then Wasedadai Gakuin took the field against #9 Toua Gakuen.

It was invariably a pitchers' duel as the field emitted heat as temperatures reached 90+ F. Neither team was able to really get anything started. But right before the break, a base hit up the middle scores a run for Waseda. And ace Chiba made it stand up!

So in 2 days, we're going to have an all-Waseda matchup. Prepare for a TON of Waseda jerseys and a lot of Konpeki no sora.

1 comment:

Deanna said...

I was actually at the Soka-Sojitsu game today. It was decided from the start pretty much when Waseda scored 4 runs in the first inning, Soka's Tanaka-kun couldn't throw a strike to save his life. I thought it was gutsy of the team to give #1 to a freshman. Their ouendan was totally much better than the Waseda ones, though.

The other Waseda game was not so interesting and I left after like 2 innings because of said heatstroke. I also only caught the last bit of the first game... I mostly just wanted to get a glimpse of Kuwata's kid anyway.

I don't think I'll bother with the Waseda-Waseda semi-finals, even though it might be nice to see Nichidai San... I'm thinking to head down to Yokohama instead.