Thursday, October 17, 2013

Aki Taikai Recap-to-date - Tokyo Super-Regional

We are halfway done with the 2nd round of the super-regionals and here's where we stand:

No surprise, Nichidai-san has just rolled through their two games so far, defeating Tokyo Sougou Kouka and (sadly the small island school) Oshima by a combined score of 35-0.  At least both schools played 6 innings...  Shouwa will look to slow down the behemoth next.

But some schools are already eliminated.  Teikyou in a shocker was actually mercy-ruled 13-3 in 6 innings to Nichidai-ni.  They will play Shiba next.

Nichidai Tsurugaoka was also mercy ruled in the first round, though it was against a known opponent Nisshou Gakushadai Fuzoku 10-3 in 8 innings.  They barely beat Sundai Gakuen 4-3 in their 2nd round game and will face Toukaidai Sugao for a spot in the quarterfinals. 

Kokushikan?  Well, they lost to Houyuu Gakuin 2-1 in 11 innings in the first round.  Houyuu will be challeneged yet again facing Kousei Gakuen.

Obirin (aka Oberlin) barely got by Higashi-Yamato Minami 2-1, but then lost to St. Paulo Gakuen 4-3.  They will face Toukaidai Takanawadai next.

Hachiouji found a reply to every score that Shuutoku put up, but just fell as short as you can get, falling 7-6.  Shuutoku faces Adachi Nishi next who have racked up 2 wins in the Super-Regionals so far.

Kanto Dai-ichi almost was eliminated in the first round, trailing Komagome 3-1 going into the bottom of the 9th before scoring 3 runs to advance and face Ouji Sougou.

Nittai Ebara had a good first test in Hiro-o, shutting them out 3-0.  Shibaura Koudai will be on their docket next.

The notable team still yet to play is Waseda Jitsugyou whose first opponent will be Koyamadai.

In other areas of the bracket, Taisei outlasted Edogawa and will play Ooizumi next. Nichidai Buzan got past Rikkyo Ikebukuro and will play newcomer Seikei.  And Musashi Murayama will play a Jyouhoku squad who led Komadai wire-to-wire.

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