Saturday, August 15, 2015

Day 10, Game 3 - Yuugakukan (Ishikawa) v Toukaidai Sagami (Kanagawa)

It would seem this year we are lacking in overpowering pitchers, instead preferring those that pitch to contact. Because for as much as I though Toukaidai Sagami dominated their game, their pitchers did not strike out a whole lot of batters. Same goes for Yuugakukan though their game was closer in nature.

So with both pitching staffs on equal footing, you'd have to give the edge perhaps to Toukaidai Sagami with their potential for extra base hits. It's not a good leg to stand on though.

Toukaidai Sagami (Kanagawa)
2B Chino Keijirou
CF Miyaji Kyouhei
SS Sugisaki Shigeki
RF Toyoda Hiroshi
1B Isoami Eito
C Nagakura Ren
LF Takeuchi Daiki
3B Kawaji Seitarou
P Ogasawara Masayuki

Yuugakukan (Ishikawa)
2B Tsuchikura Makoto (#5)
CF Iida Koujirou
1B Hirobashi Keita
C Takamoto Kouhei
RF Uchigata Ryouta
SS Nakamura Kouta (#4)
3B Fujiwara Ryou (#16)
P Komago Ryuuji
LF Matsuda Kazuki


13:25 - First Pitch!

1st Inning
Komago not off to a good start as he hits Chino.

Miyaji a ball up the middle... past a diving Tsuchikura! 2 on already for Sagami!

Sugisaki liner down the left field line.. fair!! And that gets by Matsuda to the wall! Both runners will score as Sugisaki slides into 3rd! 2-0!

Toyoda shot to short, but Nakamura gathers it in.  Throws to 1st for the first out.

Isoami with a single past a diving Nakamura up the middle scoring Sugisaki and making it 3-0.

Nagaya single to right and the hit parade on the Ishikawa champs continues!

Takeuchi takes a pitch too close and strikes out looking for the 2nd out.

Komago throws the ball away on a pickoff throw! Isoami being sent home from 2nd, and there'll be no throw! It's now 4-0!!

Kawaji strikes out looking as well and the inning is finally over. But Yuugakukan spots the Kanagawa champs a 4-spot early.

Bottom 1st
Pretty routine inning for Ogasawara, gives up a 2-out hit to Hirobashi, but nothing else.

Top 2nd
After the shaky 1st, Komago settles down, easily gets Ogasawara to ground out, strikes out Chino on a slider away, and gets Miyaji to fly to cener.

Bottom 2nd
After pumping 140kph fastballs, he throws in the slider and strikes him out looking.

After a flyout to center, Fujiwara prevents the clean inning with a 1st pitch single to right. Though Komago hits one back to Ogasawara to end the inning.

Bottom 3rd
Chance for Yuugakukan as Tsuchikura's grounder to 3rd eats up Kawaji and goes into left. Then on Iida's bunt, Ogasawara tries to throw to 2nd, but pulls Sugisaki off the bag. But Hirobashi pops out, and then Takamoto flies out to left, and quickly the threat is neutralized.

Top 4th
Takeuchi leads off with a single to right. He's moved over by a bunt and a grounder to 2nd.

Chino pays it off with a single to right scoring Takeuchi and making it 5-0.

Miyaji with a ball fair down the left field line. Matsuda misplays it off the wall and Miyaji heads into 3rd with an RBI and now a 6-0 lead.

That'll be it for Komago. He goes to LF while #11 Honjyuou takes the hill. He gets a popout and the inning is over.

Bottom 4th
Meanwhile Yuugakukan goes down in order and this game may be mentally done before we hit the break.


And with 2 more runs for Toukaidai Sagami in the 5th, it's 8-0 and this game has the feeling that it's over already. As for the rest of the game, Yuugakukan got a pair of runs to prevent the shutout, but fell 11-2.

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